“Sonos are experts in sound experience, and at IKEA we have deep knowledge in home furnishing and life at home. It’s a really good combination to help more people enjoy streamed music and podcasts without speakers that steal space,” says Stjepan Begic who’s been part of the collaboration around SYMFONISK. “We challenge each other and find new solutions. Like the combined picture frame and WiFi speaker – none of us would have been able to develop it on our own.
But, how can a thin picture that blends in with other art on your wall generate stunning sound? Sara Morris, Senior Principal Product Manager at Sonos, explains: ”By working together with the designers we were able to keep the thin edge of the picture frame while hiding a deeper acoustic volume behind it. Together with a waveguide, this let us make big room filling sound from what looks like a thin speaker.” Like all other SYMFONISK speakers, the picture frame can be integrated with Sonos speakers and become a part of a bigger sound system.