In 2019, the first SYMFONISK lamp speaker was launched, marking the first products developed together by IKEA and Sonos. Now, the collaboration continues with the introduction of the next version of SYMFONISK – in the shape of a floor lamp. Just like the previous products developed by IKEA and Sonos, the new SYMFONISK floor lamp speaker combines high-quality sound with a thoughtful design, and blends into the home in a new way to make the most out of people’s living space.
“We have learnt a great deal about how people want to furnish with light and sound. We also know that many people want to have several light sources on different levels and parts of the room to create the right mood. The challenge of not having enough room for a table to put the lamp on led us to create the floor lamp”, says Stjepan Begic, Range Design Leader at IKEA of Sweden.
Both IKEA and Sonos recognise the importance of sound and its positive effect on life at home. Creating atmosphere through light and sound is central to the SYMFONISK range. The SYMFONISK products are appreciated for allowing the integration of great sound into functional furniture pieces, embracing the possibility of overcoming one of the biggest challenges when placing speakers: finding counter space for another object and blending in with the living space.
“Since the launch of the first SYMFONISK speaker, we have built on our learnings to create a great sounding, great looking piece of furniture that brings the worlds of home furnishing and sound closer together than ever.”, says Stjepan Begic.
SYMFONISK floor lamp speaker is designed with simplicity in mind, offering elevated sound while spreading gentle light. The floor lamp speaker comes with a shade in bamboo and can be personalised through different SYMFONISK speaker lamp shades that can be bought separately. Paired together with other products from the SYMFONISK range or other Sonos products, the lamp can also act as a rear speaker to create a home theatre setup with light and room filling sound.
“The SYMFONISK floor lamp speaker is a great example of how our collaboration continues to challenge the traditional idea of sound in the home”, says Sara Lincoln, Principal Product Manager at Sonos. “We created the floor lamp speaker to sound great on its own but also to be versatile. It works seamlessly with all our Sonos speakers and is a great option for those who are looking to add rear speakers to their home theatre set-up, when paired with our soundbars such as Ray and Beam”, Says Sara Lincoln.
All SYMFONISK products are part of the Sonos system, making connecting to music and audio content easy. Enabled by DIRIGERA, the IKEA hub for smart products, the SYMFONISK floor lamp speaker can be added to the IKEA Home smart app and be steered together with other smart devices to create scenes that positively affect moments in the home.
With a curious mindset and shared values, IKEA and Sonos will continue to challenge each other to find new solutions to enhance life at home through good sound integrated into home furnishing products.
The new SYMFONISK floor lamp speaker will be available in all IKEA markets starting January 2023. For more information, contact your local IKEA.