Furniture designer and retailer IKEA teamed up with speaker manufacturer Sonos to create a new line of audio products designed to ennoble contemporary smart homes, the two companies announced Wednesday.
Ikea recently moved into the smart home sector with intelligent lighting and other connected home gadgets, but this latest collaboration could see the brand integrate Sonos technology into its home furnishings and/or smart home platforms. The company provided no more details about what it will be working on and when the first products may be expected to hit the market.
"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.
IKEA and Sonos will together strive to make it even easier for people to play any song, anywhere in the home, without interrupting the flow of daily life. IKEA and Sonos is making sound for the home togetherSound is important in the home.
The IKEA and Sonos collaboration will be launched in store during 2019.