Over the years, IKEA has earned its reputation for being a retail company that sells affordable, ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances, home accessories, and everything in between. Staying true to this purpose, IKEA has managed to partner up with designers in the past such a Virgil Abloh, making otherwise expensive products more accessible. Thankfully, this is yet to happen again as IKEA has just announced they will be releasing a Daniel Arsham clock sculpture.
The sculpture takes the form of a clock and is a part of a bigger collection, the IKEA Art Event 2021, featuring other artists. What sets this clock apart from other clocks that you could possibly find at IKEA is the well-thought-out meaning behind it. Just like other Daniel Arsham pieces, this clock sculpture deals with the concept of the unstoppable passage of time.
The sculpture features a clock utilizing a black case, minute hand, hour hand, and numbers, with a red second hand, and white face. All of which is surrounded by a draping white cloth. With these elements, it appears as if the clock is flying through time.
“It appears to be in a frozen state where it’s manipulating the idea of architecture. It’s almost as if the clock has peeled itself off the wall and brought a little bit of the surface with it.”
Accompanying the Daniel Arsham IKEA clock sculpture are the works of Stefan Marx, Sabine Marcelis, Human Since 1982, and Gelchop. All of the designs are meant to serve as some sort of decoration or piece found in a home.
The entire IKEA Art Event 2021 collection is expected to release later this year with retail prices ranging from $26(~Php 1.3k) to $70(~Php 3.4k). If you’re planning on copping yourself one of these creative pieces, be sure to stay tuned for more information!
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