"Together with Sonos we want to democratise music and sound in the home, and we want to create products designed for how people listen together at home", said Ikea Home smart business leader Björn Block.
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.
We already have seen the fruits of IKEA's foray into lighting with its ZigBee-compliant "Trådfri" range, but now the retail heavyweight wants to further establish itself in the smart home technology space - and in terms of co-collaborators, they couldn't have signed on a bigger name in the world of mainstream audio: Sonos. The partnership is likely to result in more than one product, however.
"IKEA is taking on sound in the home together with Sonos, and will explore how to make it even easier for people to play any song, anywhere in the home, without interrupting the flow of daily life", the company teased.
You'll have a while to wait though, as the first Ikea and Sonos collaboration will be launched in store in 2019.