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IKEA and Sonos join forces to create new lamp and bookshelf with built in wi-fi speakers

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IKEA and Sonos have joined forces to present a combined lighting and audio solution with the new SYMFONISK range – it’s both a lamp and a speaker and designed to create a whole new atmosphere in your home.

Now customers can purchase an even more functional piece of furniture that provides both light and sound.

The result of the IKEA and Sonos collaboration is the SYMFONISK table lamp which has a built-in wi-fi speaker – it’s the loudest table lamp you’ll ever hear.

“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.

“Our design had to be 100 per cent true to the quality Sonos stands for, without any compromises. At the same time, we wanted to create something completely new.”

Another advantage of the SYMFONISK lamp-speaker is decluttering your home with less devices and less cables.

“Sound is a powerful part of our identity – whether it’s hearing your baby’s laughter or listening to that 80s hit your mum loved, it is a deeply emotional part of all our lives,” says Tad Toulis, Vice President of Design at Sonos.

“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.”

IKEA and Sonos has also worked together to produce the SYMFONISK book-shelf with wi-fi speaker which can blend into your decor and still remain functional.

It can handle 3kg of weight as a bookshelf thanks to the included bracket with the added benefit of being a wi-fi speaker to provide your audio as well.

Both the table lamp and book shelf speaker are compatible with the existing Sonos range of speakers and can be controlled using the Sonos app.

Australian prices are yet to be announced but expect to pay about $299 for the SYMFONISK lamp-speaker and about $179 for the SYMFONISK book-shelf when they are released.