Tom Dixon's IKEA collaboration is made to be hacked

Due to arrive at IKEA stores in Australia in April, the collection will challenge design conventions and the upholstery industry.

Called DELAKTIG, industrial designer Tom Dixon's first collection for IKEA needed to be aesthetic, affordable, long-lasting, and democratic.

The British design world heavyweight has come up with a set of endlessly configurable, modular sofas and accessories - designed to be mismatched, reworked, and hacked to suit your lifestyle and ever-changing lounging needs. 

Tom is maybe best known for his incredible copper coloured 'Melt' pendant lights (which feature at Bennelong restaurant at the Sydney Opera House), and his inspired, luxurious restaurant and hotel fit-outs - like Jamie Oliver's London restaurant, Barbecoa. For IKEA, however, he's created something a lot more practical. 

Tom wanted to challenge the norms of seating production as it is today. DELAKTIG is an open source platform, where you'll be able to pick and choose fabrics and finishes - even fur covers - to truly personalise your sofa. 

A furry version of DELAKTIG

"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," Tom said in a statement.

The DELAKTIG series was revealed at Salone del Mobile in Milan last year and will be available in Australian IKEA stores this coming April. 

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