Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Yep, it's Ikea...and it's art!

I have a slightly unhealthy love for Ikea. I think it's part admiration (yes, I would like to design products for them) and part that I love a good bargain. Unfortunately my husband doesn't share this love, and I often have to show him something I like on an unrelated website so he can decide if he likes it without the bias of knowing it's from Ikea. Anyway, I began research for this post thinking I would do a style page of my favourite Ikea products, and even a few projects, but then I stumbled upon this:

Yep, that's right, it's Ikea...and it's art!
This is the work of artists Andreas Gysin and Sidi Vanetti. The project, titled Composizione 1, 2, 3 was exhibited at Museo Cantonale d'Arte in Lugano last year. The idea was to "build artworks which are replicable at a moderate cost by everyone by following the instructions we provide".
Composizione 1
Composizione 2
Of course I love this because of the white-on-white shadow play
Composizione 3

Composizione 1, 2, 3
You can go to their website and download pdf instructions for each of the artworks.

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