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Tom Dixon creates Delaktig modular bed and sofa for IKEA

IKEA and Tom Dixon have revealed the results of their collaboration: a unique and versatile modular bed. Set to launch during Milan design week, Delaktig is a bed and sofa that can be modified into different styles of furniture throughout its lifetime.

For many, the living room is now a place to eat, drink, relax and socialise, therefore, adaptable furniture is key. Tom Dixon has created a concept that I’m sure will revolutionise how we use furniture.

IKEA and Tom Dixon have revealed the results of their collaboration: a unique and versatile modular bed. Set to launch during Milan design week, Delaktig is a bed and sofa that can be modified into different styles of furniture throughout its lifetime. For many, the living room is now a place to eat, drink, relax and socialise, therefore, adaptable furniture is key. Tom Dixon has created a concept that I'm sure will revolutionise how we use furniture.

DELAKTIG, the Swedish word for ”involvement”, is the perfect name for this collaborative take on modern living. In the spirit of updating design conventions, DELAKTIG invites anyone to add to it, or modify it to give it a different look and feel. You can add armrests and a lamp for a homely touch. Add a table and a new backrest cover. Swap the armrests around. Change the backrests. Change the entire cover completely, why don’t you? The options are endless!

Personally, I think the DELAKTIG is the perfect solution for a small flat. It fives you everything you need; a sofa, guest bed, reading nook, chaise lounge etc. So, why not try it out?

Think of DELAKTIG as a blank canvas. Once you decide the size of your base, let your needs and dreams determine the rest. Also, it’s never static, so, you are free to alter your space as often as you like.

‘We are in the midst of a huge revolution in how people create, manufacture and consume. The furniture business has been slow to respond to the opportunities, but now is an amazing time to experiment in new ways of working. In this case in a fresh collaboration directly with the consumer, industry and global experts’ – Tom Dixon

The DELAKTIG frame has an industrial feel, while still fitting with IKEA’s Scandi aesthetic. That is one of the reasons why IKEA and Tom chose to work with aluminum. It’s great for the industrial process, and its raw aesthetics makes for a durable, lightweight frame.


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Although Tom Dixon and IKEA have designed attachments for the DELAKTIG system, the Space10 innovation lab has teamed with open-source manufacturing platform Opendesk to create workspace attachments. Created by a team of seven designers, the attachments turn the sofa bed into work furniture, potentially extending its product cycle even further.

What do you think of this genius creation? Would you like to have it in your home? Let me know in the comments.

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The Coolest Lighting Trends Spotted On The London Design Fair

When it comes to lighting products, I always desire for something cool, not just for myself, for my customers too. It can make such a difference! I seriously hate those boring lighting concepts in our heads, that we need a chandelier, a desk lamp, some spot lights, maybe classic (cheap) side lamps in the bedroom and we’re done, lighting design ready for the home. Pfffff! It’s even worse when lighting is forgotten, ’cause it’s the last thing you do anyway, and people run out of money (curtains and blinds suffer a lot from this too, especially after a big refurb).

So, I suggest you plan your lighting well ahead, and pick interesting, statement pieces for each of your rooms. Just like anywhere else in the home, you can combine designer pieces with high street brands or with special buys from the flea market. The important bit to keep in mind is, that the owner has to like the lamp – side note: you and your spouse CAN have different side lamps in your bedroom if you have different tastes, just make sure they match on some level, or the surroundings bring it all together in an eclectic way. Plus, don’t try to force your taste onto your children. If they want a blue or a pink desk lamp, let them have it, they will sit with more pleasure at their desks if they like how it looks and feel good in their rooms.

Now, here we go – the very best delivered to you straight from the London Design Fair – latest & greatest, a bit of innovation and all time classics, re-imagined.

The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!

The two lads from Well Lit Led are on a mission to deliver quality led lighting for a reasonable price. The result? A beautiful dimmable led filament, that comes in a bright orange colour and is flexible enough to fold into any shape.

Did I mention that they are BEAUTIFUL? My personal favourite is the huge globe shaped bulb with the smokey glass :) Which one do you like?

The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!
The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!
The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!

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The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!
The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!
The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!
The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!
The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!

I love blackboards around the house, they help kickstart my creativity. I believe in using surfaces to write or draw on them, and personalize them this way. From wallpapers to stickers I am crazy about everything that can be used as a blackboard (or whiteboard, for that matter). I’m a visual person ;)

So it is no wonder that I fell immediately in love with the In-es artdesign pendant lamps.

The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!
The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!

Yep, you can doodle on them, or write messages, notes or quotes on them :) how cool is that?! I’d love one of this in my kitchen, above the dining table.

The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!

My other favourite was the grater-lamp. It comes in multiple colours with different types of fabric cables. I quite love the idea and have seen so many DIY tutorials on how to create one of these, but it’s nice to know that you can buy these ready-made if you are short on time or just simply sooooooo not good at DIY (like me, hah!).

The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!

Some of you may know that I am a big fun of eco designs and I used to have a column on the topic too. BTW, if you’d like to hear more about eco-design news and how the latest technologies try to save the planet, let me know if the comments section and I will re-introduce the column. (I’d love to hear if you’d be interested to read about stuff like this!)

The beautiful Graypants lamps caught my attention on 100% design as they were hanged from the ceiling. They are made from 100% recycled cardboard, the shape and the craft is absolutely beautiful plus the lamps are super light!

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The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!

They are very pretty to look at, and come in all sorts of sizes and shapes from tiny to absolutely huge globes. You can choose white or brown cardboard, whichever matches your interior best!

The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!
The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!

If you’re after something different, cool, fresh ooooooor some vintage, industrial statement lighting, then go to Dowsing & Reynolds. They have a wide range of lighting products and I picked the funkiest pieces to show to you :)

The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!
The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!

Above you can see the geometric bulbs that look absolutely stunning, and below is the gorgeous origami lampshades. The colours are so vivid I could not even choose my fave one!

The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!

The last brand I wanted to talk about is my very favourite. Of course, they are scandi and their lamps are absolutely gorgeous! I love that they use unusual materials to design their products and with every new family, they create statement lighting, that looks just stunning. Yeah, you can probably tell that I am massively in love with all things

Yeah, you can probably tell that I am massively in love with all things VITA Copenhagen.

Here are some of my favourites, and soon the Eos Mini will be featured on my bedside table in my new living room (stayed tuned for the upcoming posts and follow me on Instagram to get a sneak-peek).

The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!
The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!

Above you can see the Eos family in grey and white, and below you can see the Sine and Silvia lamps.

The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!
The Coolest Lightning trends spotted on the London Design Fair - wanna stay on trend with your lights? Read this!

Wow… this turned out as a really long blog post :) hope you enjoyed and you’ve seen something that you loved. let me know which lighting product is your favourite below in the comments section.

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