SYMFONISK Speakers from IKEA, Sonos Available This August
At long last, Sonos and IKEA have officially announced the products behind their new SYMFONISK line of speakers. On display at the Salone de Mobile even in Milan, Italy this week, the range includes a table lamp ($179) and bookshelf ($99) speaker. Both products are WiFi-enabled and controllable through the Sonos app, meaning they can both be integrated into new or existing multiroom setups.
For months, Sonos and IKEA have coyly suggested that they’d be shedding new light on the in-home entertainment space, which clearly was a nod to the new table lamp speaker that merges both light and sound. The table lamp is accompanied by a bookshelf speaker that matches its aesthetic and internal sound technology. Both products are available in a black or white finish.
“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,” Iina Vuorivirta, one of the designers of SYMFONISK lamp-speaker at IKEA of Sweden, said in a statement. “Our design had to be 100 percent true to the quality Sonos stands for, without any compromises. At the same time, we wanted to create something completely new.”