Sonos and IKEA collaborate to create ‘future home sound experiences’

In 2019, IKEA, with the help of Sonos, is promising to launch a ‘range’ of products dedicated to integrating music into the home – although your guess as to what that may mean is as good as ours.

A Sonos speaker-equipped cabinet? Or perhaps a Sonos lamp? We’ve asked Sonos for further details, but in the meantime we can hope that whatever the product, it won't come flat-packed and with a 24-page instruction manual.

What we do know is that the range will, according to the Swedish furniture retailer, “strive to make it even easier for people to play any song, anywhere in the home, without interrupting the flow of daily life”.

“When we asked people what sound they associate with their homes many people mentioned that it is music that makes a home,” says Björn Block, business leader of IKEA Home Smart.

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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10+ years in the hi-fi industry, she has reviewed all manner of audio gear, from budget amplifiers to high-end speakers, and particularly specialises in headphones and head-fi devices. In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.