Hold onto your Swedish meatballs and lingonberry jam—the marketing team at IKEA is at it again. And no, they didn’t create self-assembling furniture…yet. If you’re a fan of the GRÖNLID, the LIDHULT, or the SÖDERHAMN sofas, designing your next setup can now be done sans CAD via your trusty laptop keyboard. Yes—the same keyboard you used to order that 2-pound jug of Cheese Balls from Amazon.
With the release of their free SOFFA Sans font, the Swedish big-box retailer has made creating your ideal living room setup more accessible than ever—while also introducing the concept of industrial design via keyboard.
“A sofa is much more than just a seat. It’s where you unwind, catch up on your favourite book and spend nights in with the family,” explains the freshman dorm-friendly company. “And with our sofa planners, you can create your own sofa, one that fits not only your room but also your needs. Choose from different sizes, layouts and colours to make it perfect for you.”
As a spinoff of the company’s “Design your own sofa” planner, which allows adventurous customers to create comically large sectionals, the “world’s comfiest font” uses various combinations of sofas to create each letter of the alphabet.
Created in partnership with digital agency Proximity London, the font may not be the best way to plan out your living room, but it could surely fire off some inspiration if you’ve been looking for the ultimate sectional.
Download the font for free over at IKEA.