This is what Ikea and Teenage Engineering’s ‘party-starting’ music products will look like

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In June 2017, Ikea announced that it was working with Teenage Engineering to create the Frekvens collection - a new range of music products aimed at ‘getting the party started’. It was suggested that this could include everything from an electronic choir to a turntable and lighting solutions.

Now Ikea has taken to Instagram to showcase final prototypes of the products, which are scheduled for release in 2019. It’s not clear exactly what these are or how they work, but lights and speakers are definitely involved.

While these are unlikely to be pro audio devices, this is certainly an intriguing collaboration, and one that we’ll be monitoring closely. We may be a way off being able to load Ikea synths onto our flatbed trolley alongside flatpack furniture, but it could happen.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.