Both sound and light are important factors when it comes to creating the right atmosphere. So, what happens when you combine these two forces in one product? That thought was the starting point for creating SYMFONISK, which is a table lamp and WiFi speaker in one.
The lamp is the product of a collaboration between IKEA and Sonos, specialists in wireless home audio systems. Stjepan Begic, product developer at IKEA, worked on the development of SYMFONISK. He remembers: “We wanted to see what everyday problems we could solve when we brought together our home furnishing knowledge with Sonos’s audio expertise. Both light and sound are important elements in creating a homey atmosphere. But the problem is that many of us have a lack of space, whether we live big or small. So why not create something that actually gives space back?”
Iina Vuorivirta and Andreas Fredriksson, designers at IKEA, designed the product. Iina commented on the lamp: “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.”
SYMFONISK has many fine features. The music carries on playing even when your phone or tablet is not nearby. It supports all the major subscription services for music streaming. You can turn out the light without switching off the speaker.
The lamp received a Red Dot Award in 2019. It is still sold at IKEA in 2021.