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Delaktig, the “top secret” Design by Tom Dixon for Ikea

Tom Dixon and IKEA have been collaborating to create Delaktig, a modular sofa and bed. The collaboration was announced during the Swedish brand’s Democratic Design Day in June, when they announced more collaborations with other brands and designers like HAY.

Delaktig will be available from April 2017, after presentation in Milan Design Week.

To develop this project, Tom Dixon has been working with more than 75 students from several important design centres around the world (Rolland College, Parsons in New York, and Japan). All of them have been developing basic ideas about modular systems, which have been improved to obtain this singular ecosystem.

The bed consists of an aluminium frame, which is inspired in its structure by the famous Klippan sofa from the Swedish brand. The main idea behind this element is that it can be changed over time. It is also an experimental way of testing different manners of creation and distribution. On the another hand, Delaktig wants to have future-proofing and be considered another ground-breaking project in comfort and adaptability.

The collaboration between IKEA and Tom Dixon includes BEMZ, a textile brand, that is responsible for IKEA’s furniture coverings. BEMZ will design some accessories for the Delaktig line, and furthermore, is working on a couture line.

The modular bed has been announced as a “platform for living” that can be transformed through third-party add-ons. IKEA has decided to create modular products because this kind of furniture is much more sustainable. IKEA is trying to influence their customers to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, as the brand wants to promote a recycling policy.

Delaktig will be presented during Milan Design Week, from 4th to 9th April, 2017. Named “Salone Del Mobile di Milano”, this is the 56th edition. Boasting more than 2000 exhibitors, and a display area of more than 270,000 square metres, thousands of new products will premiere at the event.