Tom Dixon gets into bed with the biggest furniture company in the world to create a durable, transformable platform for living – DELAKTIG.

Together with IKEA, the British designer decided to create a super-durable aluminium frame that could be constantly updated or upgraded as your life and needs evolve. At its most basic, DELAKTIG is a single bed – rapidly transformable into a chaise lounge or a three seat sofa by adding additional components.

Tom Dixon IKEA

Tom Dixon has created for IKEA heavy-weight task lamps, coffee tables and magazine racks that can be clamped, slotted or bolted on at will, to mutate the sofa into a work or entertainment space. Made of substantial and durable aluminium plate the hacks are robust enough to last a lifetime.

Hacks to make your life easier

The collection features an attachable side table created for the convenience of all DELAKTIG’s compositions. For use as a cocktail tray on a chaise lounge, a bed-side table on the humble single bed, or a convenient resting spot aside a sofa for your mobile apparatus. Cut from a heavy-weight sheet of raw aluminium, polished and anodised for maximum durability and functionality.

Tom Dixon IKEAOther hacks include an attachable side or back panel and magazine rack designed as a simple scallop edged surround, functional as support and headboard alike. Cut from a heavy-weight sheet of raw aluminium, polished and anodised for maximum durability and a minimal silhouette. There is also a heavy-weight boucle throw that you can use to transform the entire unit into an electric blue mass. Dixon also collaborated with Bemz who specialize in soft hacks to produce three luxe covers that elevate the IKEA frame into a luxury unit – from Shower-proof stripes to an Icelandic sheepskin mono-cover known as The Beast.

So, this is the plan – you can go to IKEA and you can buy yourself a bed. It’s an affordable bed. If you want, you can add components to make it into a sofa. Once you’ve got this bed sofa you can add on our hacks, other people’s hacks, or you can hack it yourself.

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