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IKEA collaborate with Tom Dixon to create DELAKTIG - a new modular seating range for fluid living

Press release   •   Jul 27, 2018 09:22 BST

IKEA is launching a new range, DELAKTIG, in collaboration with British designer Tom Dixon that is both modular and stylish. The 28-piece modular furniture collection, which is made-up of sofas and accessories, is based around a platform which can be adapted and personalised to react to peoples constantly changing wants and needs, making DELAKTIG endlessly configurable.

With more people than ever flocking to cities and British homes now being the smallest in Europe, the need for furniture that is adaptable and can have multiple uses is becoming ever more important. DELAKTIG is the latest product series from the retailer that responds to this need, with ranges such as the recent IKEA PS 2017 also focusing on making small space living as easy as possible.

Tom Dixon comments:

“You get married or you split up, and you might want a different configuration. Or, maybe you’re renting out a spare room to somebody. Don’t chuck DELAKTIG away if you’re finished with it – turn it into something else, something new. Or save it for the children so they can take it with them when they move out.”

The living room in particular is a space that is becoming increasingly multifunctional and in need of solutions such as DELAKTIG. The living room is the busiest room in the house where relaxing, eating, working, sleeping and entertaining all happen, therefore it needs to cater for more activity despite the fact that the space itself is shrinking.

DELAKTIG, which means “being involved” in Swedish, encourages people to do just that – be involved in how they want their product to look and adapt the range to meet their needs and personal lifestyle.

Grooves in the platform’s aluminium frame add to its adaptability, allowing for clip-on furniture, such as side tables and privacy screens. The newest addition to the IKEA range is never static - turn a side table from coffee break to work station on a whim, add armrests and a lamp or even swap the arms and backrests around to change the entire layout of a room.

Luis Lopes, Living Rooms Sales Leader at IKEA comments that:

“Here at IKEA, we are really excited to be collaborating with Tom Dixon. Modular furniture is becoming ever-important in today’s homes and we wanted to create a range that could reflect people’s living needs and at the same time bring style to people’s homes. DELAKTIG is an adaptable product that can cater to all different tastes and respond to those who desire flexible and fluid living throughout their home.”

The collaboration explored the possibility of designing open source hardware andIKEA and Dixon worked with 75 design students from around the globe to come up with their own ideas for DELAKTIG, using their knowledge to inspire the adaptability of the range.

The collaborations don’t stop there. For those wanting to add even more customisation to the products, Dixon’s own team are releasing exclusive DELAKTIG accessories, whilst BEMZ have also created four luxe covers for the range.

Tom Dixon’s accessories include the boom light, a functional standing floor lamp that can be clamped onto DELAKTIG to create a functional workspace. The light is reduced to a series of cylinders, tubes and junctions and is made from raw aluminium creating a minimalist product. Other accessories include a side table, which adapts with the sofa, a side or back panel and a magazine rack.

The BEMZ x Tom Dixon covers include shower-proof stripes and an Icelandic sheepskin mono-cover known as ‘The Beast’. Two of the covers have a semi-long skirt which will cover the aluminium frame of the sofa and the others have a regular fit.

The DELAKTIG range launches in stores and online in February 2018 starting from £50.

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