IKEA and Sonos recognise the importance of light and sound, and its positive effect on life at home. Both are powerful mood boosters and deeply personal, with most people having their own preferences in terms of volume, brightness, type, and genre. Once again, the new SYMFONISK table lamp speaker combines the functionality of a smart lamp with a smart speaker but has been further developed with regards to both sound and design.
“Since launching the first SYMFONISK table lamp speaker, we learned a lot about how and where they are being used. For example, a lot of people use the lamp speaker on a nightstand, which led us to create a new, slightly smaller lamp base. We’re now also offering customers more design choices, making the lamp speaker a better fit for their individual homes”, says Stjepan Begic, product owner at IKEA of Sweden. “By integrating a speaker into a table lamp, we can save space, decrease clutter, and create atmosphere with both light and sound,” he adds.
The new SYMFONISK table lamp speaker allows greater personalisation as the product is now divided into the SYMFONISK speaker lamp base and the SYMFONISK speaker lamp shade, which are being sold separately. Customers can choose between a black or white version of the lamp base, as well as two lamp shades in different styles and colours: A textile or glass lampshade, in either black or white. The new lamp also supports a broader range of light bulbs thanks to the added E26/E27 socket.
“As people continue to invest in their spaces, they’re finding creative ways to showcase their personal style and sound has quickly become an important element for creating the right atmosphere,” says Sara Morris, Principal Product Manager at Sonos. “In addition to its smaller size and variety of design options, the new SYMFONISK table lamp speaker provides a wider and more room-filling sound, creating a great listening experience regardless of where you place it in your home.”
The new SYMFONISK table lamp speaker features a completely new acoustic architecture that uses a custom waveguide, creating a great sound experience, from any angle. The lamp speaker connects over WiFi and can be used as the only sound source in a room, or it can be connected with other Sonos products, including those from the SYMFONISK range. As all SYMFONISK products, this speaker is also part of the Sonos system, easily connecting listeners to more than 100 streaming services.
SYMFONISK is a long-term collaboration between IKEA and Sonos that seeks to bring the worlds of home furnishing and sound closer together. Often, speakers and table lamps are placed next to each other, competing for the same counter space. Sonos sound built into an IKEA table lamp can overcome the most critical pain points of placing speakers: finding counter space for another object and fitting into home décor.
Starting from October 2021, the new SYMFONISK table lamp speaker will be available in IKEA stores and on IKEA.com, in North America and selected markets in Europe before it reaches all IKEA markets next year.