Tom Dixon’s IKEA hacks

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, Tom 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.

The British-based designer has created 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. D’you hear that IKEA doubters? A lifetime.

The Boom Light is a functional standing floor lamp that can be clamped on to the existing frame, transforming the product into a functional workspace for the limitless enjoyment of creative pursuits, TV dinners, and – occasionally – work.

The collection features an attachable side table 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. Other hacks include an attachable side or back panel and magazine rack.

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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