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.

IKEA Font

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.

IKEA Font

“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.

IKEA Font

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.

IKEA Font

Download the font for free over at IKEA.

Author

Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.