Classic Ikea vendor Billy for Sale has introduced a two-day London pop-up, marking its first in-person occasion. Dubbed Casa Billy, the occasion is about to happen over the areas of Clerkenwell’s Dinner Occasion Gallery for the weekend of 12 and 13 November 2022.
Casa Billy: a classic Ikea pop-up in London
Casa Billy will characteristic the classic Ikea seller’s newest acquisitions, items from the Swedish firm’s archives that embody the 1973 ‘Tajt’ denim straightforward chair by Gillis Lundgren, Walter Papst’s fibreglass ‘Munken’ stacking chairs from the Nineteen Seventies, and the ‘Anima’ metal and leather-based eating chairs, a 1991 design by Törd Bjorklund. The sale can even embody smaller equipment, with objects akin to vases, tableware and candlesticks ranging from £15.
As a part of the pop-up, greater than 100 designs from Ikea’s previous (together with furnishings, lighting and objects) are proven in a revolving set up and accompanied by a photographic exhibition by Dexter Lander. Lander was commissioned by Billy for Sale to create a collection of pictures that discover their assortment of anthropomorphic classic Ikea objects.
Billy for Sale began in November 2020, from an concept by artist Harry Stayt, who had up till that point been an avid collector of Nineteen Eighties and Nineties Ikea designs. Named after what are presumably the preferred Ikea cabinets, the ‘Billy’ bookcase, Stayt’s assortment spanned 5 a long time of furnishings, catalogues and equipment.
By his platform, Stayt has delivered to the highlight a less-known ingredient of Ikea’s id: lots of the Billy for Sale objects are vibrant, postmodern and playful, one thing that’s mirrored within the London pop-up.
Casa Billy is open on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November, 12-6pm
Dinner Occasion Gallery, 70 Clerkenwell Rd, London EC1M 5QA
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