SYMFONISK fills more rooms with music
What role does music play in your life? Do you belong to the 74 per cent who feel that music reduces stress? Or the ones who think certain songs mean more to creativity than a cup of coffee? There are plenty of studies that show that music makes people feel good, and together with Sonos, we’ve further developed our SYMFONISK series – WiFi speakers that make sound a part of your interior.
“Sonos are experts in sound experience, and at IKEA we have deep knowledge in home furnishing and life at home. It’s a really good combination to help more people enjoy streamed music and podcasts without speakers that steal space,” says Stjepan Begic who’s been part of the collaboration around SYMFONISK. “We challenge each other and find new solutions. Like the combined picture frame and WiFi speaker – none of us would have been able to develop it on our own.
Tech that blends in
But, how can a thin picture that blends in with other art on your wall generate stunning sound? Sara Morris, Senior Principal Product Manager at Sonos, explains: ”By working together with the designers we were able to keep the thin edge of the picture frame while hiding a deeper acoustic volume behind it. Together with a waveguide, this let us make big room filling sound from what looks like a thin speaker.” Like all other SYMFONISK speakers, the picture frame can be integrated with Sonos speakers and become a part of a bigger sound system.