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.
About the SYMFONISK range
The SYMFONISK range includes the SYMFONISK floor lamp with WiFi speaker, the SYMFONISK picture frame with WiFi speaker, the SYMFONISK table lamp with WiFi speaker and the SYMFONISK bookshelf with WiFi speaker. All SYMFONISK products are compatible with Sonos’ current product range and can be controlled by IKEA Home smart app and the Sonos app.
IKEA offers well-designed, functional and affordable, high-quality home furnishing, produced with care for people and the environment. There are several companies with different owners, working under the IKEA Brand, all sharing the same vision: to create a better everyday life for the many people. IKEA was founded in Sweden in 1943.
About the IKEA franchise system
The IKEA retail business is operated through a franchise system with franchisees that are authorised to market and sell the IKEA product range within specified geographical territories. Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is the owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor, who also assigns different IKEA companies to develop the product range, supply products and deliver communication solutions. Today, 12 different groups of companies have the right to own and operate IKEA sales channels under franchise agreements with Inter IKEA Systems B.V.
About Inter IKEA Group
Inter IKEA Group includes Inter IKEA Systems B.V., IKEA of Sweden AB, IKEA Supply AG and IKEA Industry AB related businesses. Inter IKEA Holding B.V. is the holding company for the Inter IKEA Group.
Sonos (Nasdaq: SONO) is the world’s leading sound experience company. As the inventor of multi-room wireless home audio, Sonos innovation helps the world listen better by giving people access to the content they love and allowing them to control it however and wherever they choose. Known for delivering an unparalleled sound experience, thoughtful design aesthetic, simplicity of use, and an open platform, Sonos makes the breadth of audio content available to anyone. Sonos is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. Learn more at www.sonos.com.