is a Designer with a capital D: His works are featured in the collections of New York's and London’s , and he’s been awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth herself. But Dixon understands everyday practicality as well as high design, which is why it makes sense that he created a line for Ikea, the ultimate in practical pieces for real people, last year. And guess what? Part two of that line, named , just hit stores this month!
This second collection, which the brand is calling “a platform for living,” is centered around a customizable bedframe—it’s made of 50 percent recycled aluminum—that complements the modular seating from the previous collection. “I’m fascinated by the bed as a kind of primary unit that everybody needs,” Dixon says of his creation. “We spend more time in with our beds than with any other piece of furniture. So why not make it do more?”
The basic queen-size frame can be personalized to your liking with the mattress of your choice and several clean-lined accessories, including sleek, detachable side tables that function as nightstands; headboards in bold black aluminum or softer, natural-fiber rattan; and a clean-lined, adjustable-height black lamp that can stand on the floor on its own or be mounted directly to the bedframe as a reading light. (Dixon is especially famous for , and this LED lamp is a stylish steal at just $99.) The collection also features new colorways for the cushion covers on the Delaktig seating options.
The basic Delaktig bedframe costs just $329, making Dixon’s rarefied design sensibility affordable for just about everyone.