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Ikea and Sonos have teamed up to make high-quality sound affordable


by Penny Warnock
08th Aug 2019
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As important to the atmosphere at home as any rug, art piece, or sofa, music is the ultimate mood-booster. The Ikea Sonos speaker collection brings us vibrant sound built into stylish homewares.


Let’s be honest, it’s very rare that interior design and home tech cross paths. And when they do they usually come with a hefty price tag. Most of the time, you’re either trying to hide your TV, speakers and sound systems behind your furniture or else you’re trying to work everything around the nearest plug.

Now, two brands known for their expertise in design and sound respectively, Ikea and Sonos, have teamed up to create a speaker range that will slot very neatly into your life without taking a chunk out of your wallet.

The two have been working together to create smart home solutions to fulfil all your musical and aesthetic needs. Toned down and non-interfering, Symfonisk (meaning symphonic) combines innovative technology with sleek design.

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Not only do the products look fantastic, fitting subtly into any living space, the new range is routed with the idea that sound has the potential to positively affect life at home. “To this end, since music and light are both instrumental in creating a sense of place, we developed a product that can deliver both”, says Tad Toulis.

Symfonisk book-shelf with WiFi speaker €99 

“Creating atmosphere and convenience are central in the creation of the Ikea Home Smart concept, and the Symfonisk range is perfectly designed with that in mind,” says Björn Block, Business Leader for Ikea Home Smart at Ikea of Sweden.

Combining the best of their two worlds they make high-quality sound affordable and available – and create products neither companies would be able to come up with on their own.

Symfonisk table lamp with WiFi speaker €179

Combining light and sound into one product, Ikea’s efficiency is palpable with this table lamp with built-in WiFi speaker.  While you’re doing the washing up, brushing your teeth or enjoying a well-deserved moment of peace, a little background music can go a long way.

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Available in black or white, they’re ideal for de-cluttering the home with fewer devices and cords and the rich and vibrant sound via WiFi connectivity makes it possible to stream without any interruption. 

Research recommends incorporating music into our daily routines to see an increase in cognitive performance, productivity as well as improved stress management and self-awareness. Whether you’re relaxing, cleaning or entertaining, Ikea’s latest collaboration will make you the star of your very own show. With prices starting at €99 you’d be a fool not to get on board. For more information visit www.ikea.com

Featured Image: Symfonick book-shelf with WiFi speaker


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