”Contemporary art is a huge part of people’s life today. At IKEA we are curious about the creative space in between architecture, design, art and music and how that could come alive in the homes of the many people. This is what we want to explore together with Saint Heron”, says Marcus Engman, Head of Design at IKEA Range & Supply
Saint Heron, founded in 2013 is a multidisciplinary cultural hub with a focus on ‘building the community that we wish to see exist’ through music, visual art, and performance art mediums. The hub is centred on its artist and artisan collaborations and boasts previous efforts with Mickalene Thomas, Jacolby Satterwhite, Kenesha Sneed, and Phlemuns to name a few.
Saint Heron’s founder, contemporary artist Solange Knowles and the company’s co-curator artist Armina Mussa partner to create original multimedia installations that creatively reflect on intersectional art and culture themes, foster thoughtful fellowship, and push the conversations of our communities to the forefront. With their help, Saint Heron immediately outgrew normalcy’s insular web of creative collaboration by hosting pop-up events in various cities, collaborating with popular festivals like FORM Acrosanti, AfroPunk Fest and Pitchfork Music Festival - and even offering curatorial music contributions to The Met and The Whitney Museum’s annual member’s parties.
ABOUT IKEA RANGE & SUPPLY
IKEA is one brand and many companies. Around the globe, a large number of companies operate under the IKEA trademarks.
IKEA Range & Supply, consisting of IKEA of Sweden in Älmhult and IKEA Supply, have the responsibility to develop, design, produce and supply IKEA stores around the world with home furnishing solutions available to the many people. Each year IKEA Range & Supply introduces 2,000 new products in the IKEA stores. The total range is almost 10,000 products.