The first IKEA product for music lovers was OPERA, a cabinet for a gramophone. The cabinet was launched in 1952. This was just the beginning of the musical journey. After the cabinet, there came many other musical instruments and music players in the range.
The work from launching a piano in 1971 to FREKVENS, the latest collection connected to music, is now being displayed at IKEA Museum in Älmhult in its first-ever exhibition about musical products. The exhibition “Look Music” presents around 40 products and aims to showcase the journey of music and its related products that IKEA has done.
“In the exhibition, we want to highlight the importance of music in the home and show how the music experience has changed through the years. Products like FREKVENS and SYMFONISK are some of the examples of new digital music players,” says Anna Sandberg Falk, curator at IKEA Museum.