Look Music!

20 February–6 December 2020

Music brings people together. Music expands spaces. Music fills the home with life.

Since the beginning, IKEA has had a vision to furnish the home with music. In the Look Music! exhibition you, your family and friends can listen, play and dance together. Spin discs like in the old days, and experience the retro-cool RENN piano from the 1970s, an early expression of democratic design where IKEA wanted to give everyone the opportunity to play at home. See the latest musical innovations in SYMFONISK, a collaboration with audio company Sonos, and the brand new collection FREKVENS which lets you create a groovy atmosphere at home!

Anna Sandberg Falk, Curator, IKEA Museum

The silhouette of a person standing inside IKEA Museum, looking at a large screen showing a woman enjoying music.
The Look Music! exhibition at IKEA Museum.
Join us on a digital showing of the Look Music! exhibition!
A woman lifting up her leg while dancing in a large, dimly lit room in front of a blue background with arrow-shaped lights.
Experience music with all your senses!
People of different ages dancing in a large room with a blue light and a disco ball hanging from the ceiling.
The pure joy of dancing in the exhibition’s disco room.
Music fills the home with life.
A white and black RENN record player from the 1970s with a transparent, open lid and two white speakers in the background.
The retro-cool RENN series from the 1970s, an early expression of democratic design where IKEA wanted to give everyone the opportunity to listen, play and dance at home.
White and black IKEA RENN headphones from 1973 with metal details and a black cord.
IKEA RENN headphones, 1973.
The corner of a red IKEA RENN piano with a red electric switch.
The red RENN piano can be seen in the Look Music! exhibition.
A dark red shelf unit exhibiting the different items of the IKEA FREKVENS portable music collection.
The new collection FREKVENS creates a playful party atmosphere with both light and sound.
A woman in a long, silvery coat dancing in a room with mirror walls and products from the IKEA FREKVENS collection.
FREKVENS is an easy way to wind the atmosphere up to a real home party!

From the Sonos Brilliant Sound Survey:

“Scientists have found evidence that we are wired to perceive and enjoy music as well as to bond with each other through music. This explains why music is a ubiquitous part of the human experience, supporting the theory that music has a special, important function in our lives,” says Daniel Müllensiefen, a professor of music psychology at Goldsmiths College, University of London.