By Eva Medoff, August 10th, 2010
Bemoan the fact that Ikea has conducted an international takeover of home furnishings all you want, but there’s no denying the brand’s influence. And in the scheme of things, the Swedish monolith is pretty damn innovative. Take, for example, this sculpture erected in London’s Barbican Centre. Donned “Surrealistika,” the work consists of an enormous white birch tree flanked by Ikea appliances. Of course, there’s a green message here—that we should apply sustainability to hearth and home, or dishwasher, to be exact. But we just think it’s pretty, especially when lit up by purple or green lights. Check out more photos and a video of its construction after the jump.