Born through a collaboration between two of design’s biggest forces, DELAKTIG is set to be a hit when released in Australia in April.
With homes becoming smaller comes the need for better-planned places and versatile furniture pieces that can be converted and customised with ease to accommodate for changes in living circumstances. IKEA and Tom Dixon wanted to explore what this meant for upholstered furniture, when designing this new range.
With DELAKTIG, IKEA and Tom Dixon wanted to challenge the norms of seating production as it is today. The Swedish term DELAKTIG translates to ‘being involved’ in English, and the range will encourage people to do just that. Affordable, with a beautiful aesthetic, long lasting and democratic were just a few of the boxes that had to be ticked. Built on aluminium frames, the range will allow for endless personalisation through flexibility and clip-on items such as side tables and lamps. Armrests can be added and removed, side tables converted to workstations in just moments, and the entire feel and function of a room can be changed with minimal effort by reassembling the furniture pieces.
“The living room in particular is a space that is becoming increasingly multifunctional and fluid,” Tiffany Buckins, Head of Interior Design for IKEA Australia, says of the range. “With the ever increasing demands on the home such as urbanisation and technology, new ranges like DELAKTIG meet the needs of our homes today and are adaptable for the needs of the future.”
DELAKTIG is due to be released in Australia in April, so stay tuned!