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The VARMBLIXT collection, launching spring 2023

We’ve teamed up with award-winning designer Sabine Marcelis on a new collection that explores the emotional possibilities of light at home. Consisting of sculptural lighting products and stylish home accessories, this eye-catching collection is set to bring warmth and positivity into your home.

    Together with Sabine Marcelis

    Based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and raised in New Zealand, Sabine Marcelis works across product, installation and spatial design. The upcoming collection will showcase her intuitive understanding of light and color.

    Sitting on a yellow sofa in her studio, designer Sabine Marcelis, dressed in black, turns her head to the right.
    Different sheets of coloured glass are stacked on top of each other.
    Together, IKEA and Sabine Marcelis have created emotional designs. These products create a positive experience in the home, amplified by light.

    Chiara RipaltiIKEA Product Design Developer

    In the studio with Sabine

    In her light-filled studio in Rotterdam, Sabine Marcelis crafts her unique point of view on design. Whether she is making sculptural lamps or exploring how sunlight moves through glass, her pieces showcase dynamic and beautiful effects.

    A pair of hands holds up a lid of an orange VARMBLIXT glass doughnut-shaped bowl above a table with sketches of the object.
    Designer Sabine Marcelis inspects a prototype of a VARMBLIXT circular wall lamp with her assistant in her Rotterdam studio.
    Designer Sabine Marcelis, dressed in black, pulls a trolley with sheets of resin and cardboard in her Rotterdam workshop.
    It’s about showcasing what a material or combinations of materials can be, so that it grabs your attention, and you want to take a closer look.

    Sabine MarcelisDesigner

    A portrait of designer Sabine Marcelis, dressed in black, inspecting a prototype of a VARMBLIXT circular wall lamp.

    Lifted up by light

    As part of a long-term goal, IKEA is exploring the shift from light that serves a specific function in the home to light that has an emotional impact and contributes to our well-being, too.