IKEA and Sonos have announced two speakers in the SYMFONISK range, with the SYMFONISK table lamp with WiFi speaker and the SYMFONISK bookshelf with Wi-Fi speaker.
“We knew from the start that we wanted to challenge the traditional high-tech aesthetics. The lamp-speaker partly springs from the idea of the fireplace – one single piece that spreads warm light as well as sound”, says Iina Vuorivirta, one of the designers of SYMFONISK lamp-speaker at IKEA of Sweden.
The SYMFONISK table lamp comes with two class-D digital amplifiers, one tweeter, one mid-woofer in a sealed enclosure.
Meanwhile, the SYMFONISK bookshelf speaker comes with the same internals but in a ported enclosure. It can also be installed vertically or horizontally and supports up to 6.6lbs.
Tad Toulis, Vice President of Design at Sonos says “Sound is a powerful part of our identity – whether it’s hearing your baby’s laughter or listening to that 80s hit your mom loved, it is a deeply emotional part of all our lives.”
“This partnership has always been about our two companies’ shared passion, values and knowledge. IKEA and Sonos recognize the importance of great sound and its potential to positively affect life at home for the many people. We set out to create products neither of us would or could develop independently. To this end, since music and light are both instrumental in creating a sense of place, we developed a product that can deliver both – the SYMFONISK lamp speaker”, says Tad Toulis.
Both speakers come with Sonos’ TruePlay technology which allows the speakers to sound great in any sized room. And you can also add the speakers to your existing Sonos speaker setup.
The SYMFONISK speakers will be available in August for $249 CAD for the table lamp and $149 CAD for the bookshelf. They’ll both be available in two colours, black and white.