The collaboration that saw flat-pack furniture firm Ikea and wireless audio experts Sonos light up the Salone del Mobile in 2019 has returned with the second generation of the speaker-packing Symfonisk table lamp.
“Since launching the first Symfonisk table lamp speaker, we learned a lot about how and where they are being used,” said Ikea’s Stjepan Begic. “For example, a lot of people use the lamp speaker on a nightstand, which led us to create a new, slightly smaller lamp base. We’re now also offering customers more design choices, making the lamp speaker a better fit for their individual homes. By integrating a speaker into a table lamp, we can save space, decrease clutter, and create atmosphere with both light and sound.” The partnership is promising an improved sonic experience from the new model, thanks to a “completely new acoustic architecture” that sees a custom waveguide being employed for improved dispersion.