Entered 21 February 2018
By Dieneke Ferguson
DELAKTIG was launched to the public in February 2018 and it was shown for the first time at Tom Dixon’s show at Multiplex in Milan 2017 .
Delaktig Tom Dixon’s latest initiative in partnership with IKEA focuses on the bed, the only indispensable piece of furniture. .. the updatable, transformative platform for living.
It started with a pitch to IKEA for a cot and coffin but they thought that was inappropriate. So Tom Dixon had a rethink and then just thought bed sofa.
At its most basic DELAKTIG is a single bed which has been created from a super-durable alumininium frame. But it can be rapidly transformable into a chaise longue or a three seat sofa by adding additional components.
Contributing to a global community of IKEA hackers that already edit and modify IKEA designs for every-day life, Tom and IKEA began work with the world’s most innovative art schools to see if DELAKTIG rather than being a complete finished piece of furniture could be the starting point of something bigger.
This has resulted in 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.
Tom Dixon also collaborated with Bemz who specializes in soft hacks to produce luxe covers that elevate the IKEA frame into a luxury unit. This haute-couture concept of a DELAKTIG cover with BEMZ was also previewed at Multiplex, Milan.