Amusing responses to Ikea's "design your own sofa" tool inspire a new free font configured from couches.
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Pull up a Söderhamn or a Grönlid couch. Ikea has rolled out Soffa Sans, a free font based on its "design your own sofa" tool that lets customers create personalized seating solutions. Or spell giant words in their living rooms.
The font's letters are configured from couches in the modular Vallentuna series and come in white, blue and gray.
"Its modular form and relaxed letter-spacing make it one of the most versatile," Ikea says of the font. "Also available in life-size."