By Elly Leavitt

Published on March 9, 2017

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Photography by IKEA

Stockholm-based textile design company Bemz and renowned British furniture designer Tom Dixon have collaborated to launch a collection of textile covers, designed exclusively for IKEA’s DELAKTIG living platform.

The DELAKTIG is itself a collaboration between IKEA and Tom Dixon, and can best be described as a sofa/bed. It was designed for customization, and the Bemz x Tom Dixon collab does just that. It features a haute-couture concept cover that’s sleek and modern, incorporating all the elements of Scandinavian design into one textile creation.

“By joining forces with Tom Dixon on the DELAKTIG project, we are combining the best of two worlds – Tom Dixon’s design style and Bemz textile expertise,” says Lesley Pennington, Bemz Founder and CEO. “Bemz grasped the potential of IKEA as an open-source platform a very long time ago. Our partnership with Tom Dixon and DELAKTIG raises the bar for collaborative design in the furniture industry and creates greater value and choice for our customers.”

The collaboration will be unveiled during the upcoming Milan Design Week, available specifically for viewing at Tom Dixon’s exhibition space, the VIP lounge at Multiplex, from the 4th-9th April. Those interested in learning more about the DELAKTIG open-source project can catch IKEA’s film festival at Multiplex highlighting the sofa/bed concept.

“The furniture industry is in the main still a dozy and slow moving world, not yet disrupted or in synch with the fast moving contemporary landscape. When we started working with IKEA on the bed/sofa project DELAKTIG, we wanted to find collaborators that understood the opportunities that are around if you can think differently in this sector. Bemz were the first to respond, to grasp the challenge and to jump into the experiment, which is an open source, hackable bed frame that can be modified, transformed and upgraded at will.” says Tom Dixon.

You can purchase the uniquely designed DELAKTIG in-store at IKEA beginning February 2018. The full textile cover collaboration will be available on bemz.com starting that same month.