Teenage Engineering particulars residence audio collaboration with IKEA


A turntable, speaker and lighting system in your front room.

Swedish synth and audio firm Teenage Engineering has given us the perfect look but at Frekvens, the house audio vary it’s making in collaboration with furnishings large IKEA. Consisting of a turntable, speaker and lighting tools, the vary was initially teased earlier this 12 months.

Chatting with Advert Age, Teenage Engineering’s Jesper Kouthoofd describes the vary as a self-contained occasion system that may be deployed at a second’s discover.

“Marcus [Engman, head of design at Ikea] acquired this concept that it’s form of like a house roadie factor, like you might arrange your personal sound system,” Kouthoofd says. “Then I began fascinated with how, a variety of Swedes, we go to Ikea when we’ve a celebration—to get candles, napkins. Possibly we might do one thing that’s actually reasonably priced so folks should buy a sound system, together with a light-weight present—an entire occasion.”

The vary combines IKEA’s stark Swedish minimalism with Teenage Engineering’s enjoyable use of vibrant colours – a characteristic of its widespread Pocket Operator and OP-Z synths. Within the spirit of IKEA’s flat-pack furnishings, some meeting will likely be required. It appears as if the system is modular, permitting you to combine and match lights with audio system in a single unit, or go away them as standalone objects.

IKEA and Teenage Engineering have but to substantiate a worth for Frekvens, however merchandise within the vary are anticipated to price something from $5 to $99. Frekvens is predicted to reach in June 2019.

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