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When light comes to life

In collaboration with award-winning Dutch-New Zealand designer Sabine Marcelis, the VARMBLIXT collection explores the emotional effects of light at home. The unique statement lighting and accessories will bring a sense of warmth and positivity into your home.

Sitting on a yellow sofa in her studio, designer Sabine Marcelis, dressed in black, turns her head to the right.
I’m fascinated by light. I love that it’s ever-changing and that it can activate objects, bringing a dynamic quality to static things.

Sabine MarcelisDesigner

Lighting products from the VARMBLIXT collection are switched on in a dim, minimal space.

The wonder of light

This collection marks the beginning of an IKEA journey to explore how light can transform the atmosphere of our homes and mindset for the better.

A sculpture for your ceiling

A sculptural object when turned off, the VARMBLIXT pendant lamp transforms into a magical piece of light engineering when switched on.

Close-up of a VARMBLIXT pendant lamp’s bended white tubes, made from frosted glass.

An inspiring collaboration

The VARMBLIXT products showcase Sabine’s unique design language, characterized by an intuitive understanding of light and color, alongside the design principles of IKEA. The collection can be used creatively throughout the home.

Designer Sabine Marcelis inspects a prototype of a VARMBLIXT circular wall lamp with her assistant in her studio.
A VARMBLIXT doughnut-shaped wall/table lamp is on a low window sill, switched on.
A VARMBLIXT circular wall lamp is mounted on a wall, switched on, in a minimal sitting room space with a sofa.
A pair of hands holds up the lid of an orange VARMBLIXT glass doughnut-shaped bowl above a table with sketches of the object.
A kiwano fruit and rambutans are arranged in orange and green doughnut-shaped VARMBLIXT glass serving bowls.
A VARMBLIXT linear wall lamp is mounted horizontally onto a wall in a minimal space, with a VARMBLIXT rug and coffee tables.
We are playing with different elements of light – the temperature, color, indirect light and reflections – which amplify the emotional atmosphere.

Anna GranathIKEA Product Design Manager

Delight in doughnuts

The ‘doughnut’ is one of Sabine Marcelis’ signature shapes and features in two different forms in the VARMBLIXT collection – as a striking glass bowl in two sizes and as a wall/table lamp.

VARMBLIXT doughnut-shaped serving bowls in green and orange are arranged on a grey surface with VARMBLIXT wall/table lamps.

For magic moments

The collection includes this elegant glass cocktail set, consisting of a tray with metal handles, carafe, champagne coupe, glass and drinks stirrers. When they catch the light, the objects create dreamy reflections.

A VARMBLIXT carafe, glass with a yellow-red cocktail and two champagne coupes are on a VARMBLIXT glass tray on a table.
A close-up of the wool texture on an orange VARMBLIXT rug cast in light.
This collection is about creating products that inject a sense of warmth and positivity into the home.

Sabine MarcelisDesigner