Tom Dixon's First "Hack" for IKEA's Open-Source DELAKTIG Sofa is Here...& It's Seriously OTT

Tom Dixon's First "Hack" for IKEA's Open-Source DELAKTIG Sofa is Here...& It's Seriously OTT

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Arlyn Hernandez
Apr 19, 2017
(Image credit: Bemz)

Earlier this April during Milan Design Week, Bemz, the Swedish textile company that creates retrofit furniture covers for IKEA pieces, announced their plans to work with British designer Tom Dixon on a future line for the DELAKTIG sofa, which he helped dream up with the team at IKEA. Though the endlessly "hackable" sofa isn't due out until early 2018, Dixon and Bemz are already hard at work conceiving designs that will be launched in conjunction with the introduction of DELAKTIG. Their first idea? The pet-like furry friend you see here.

(Image credit: Bemz)

Technically, this shaggy sofa cover is a one of a kind, created specifically for the announcement in Milan, and not something that will actually be offered by Bemz, the first company to officially "hack" the bed/sofa.

"We have developed an extra furry cover in brownish black Icelandic long-haired sheepskin destined to transform the DELAKTIG sofa from a hyper-normal IKEA product into a super-texture Tom Dixon seating sculpture," says Dixon in an article for Lonny. "This illustrates in the most extreme way the transformative nature of the project, where a new cover manufactured by Bemz can completely change the character of your sofa through the power of design. A previously sensible, minimal and rational bed sofa transforms into a moody dark and tactile animal."

IKEA released an image of the DELAKTIG a few months back. The simple sofa will surely take on many forms and styles when DIYers get their hands on it.
(Image credit: IKEA)

Dixon's iconic glam style comes through the OTT haute-couture concept loud and clear, making us super excited about what will likely be an uberchic collection upon its release next year.

What do you think of this woolly wonder? Amazingly artistic or totally over-the-top?

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