If you’ve ever ordered a pizza (an especially popular idea right now), you probably wondered exactly what that little table in the middle of your pie was doing. Does it actually hold a pizza together? Is it dollhouse furniture? Did you know it can also be referred to as a pizza saver, pizza stool, package saver, pizza nipple, or pizza ottoman?
Whatever you call it, this little object is used to prevent the top of a food container from collapsing in at the center and touching the food inside—and now that little pizza table we all know has inspired IKEA and Pizza Hut to collaborate on a real, human-size table.
Dubbed the SÄVA, IKEA’s design involves three white legs that fit into a circular top featuring the Pizza Hut logo. The table’s product label notes that it’s “perfect for small groups of teenagers and adults to sit around and enjoy delicious Pizza Hut x IKEA pizza,” further describing it as “easy to assemble and clean after you smear delicious tomato sauce on it.”
Just like the IKEA furniture you’ve already struggled to build, the SÄVA will be packed flat and require some assembly. This time, however, it’s packed in an oversized pizza box. While IKEA instructions are usually maddeningly devoid of written language, things will at least be a bit more fun this time around: The last steps of assembly advise you to order a pizza and put it on the table. That should smooth over any conflicts that arise during its construction.
Naturally, Pizza Hut is returning the flavor by creating a limited-edition pizza that incorporates the signature tastes of IKEA’s food court: Swedish meatballs.
Unfortunately for American fans of pizza and functional, minimalist furniture, this limited-edition collaboration is unique to Hong Kong—at least for now. With IKEA Hong Kong selling 67% more SÄVA tables than expected over its first few days, you never know. In uncertain times like these, we could all use a table dedicated to eating delivery pizza.
Source: Thanks https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/ikea-takes-inspiration-from-pizza-hut-with-a-new-table