Home furnishing giant Ikea have joined forces with house music supergroup Swedish House Mafia to launch a new record player.
The turntable is part of a new collaboration unveiled during Milan Design Week called Obegränsad – which translates to “unrestricted”. The range will grow to feature more than 20 products, with the initial reveal also featuring a desk with in-built speakers and an armchair.
Ikea’s in-house designer Friso Wiersma says: “The solid, chunky design gives the player a presence in the room. It transmits the physicality of music in the collection, making it really claim space with the attitude of music woven into it – rather than making it blend.”
Wiersma adds: “Sound is everything in music, and we have added two speaker stands to the desk in order to bring the speakers to the ear level. We have also added a pull-out shelf below the desktop. This functionality allows you to have a midi keyboard, for example, in easy reach, while maximising space on your desktop.”
As for the armchair, creative leader at Ikea of Sweden James Futcher says it’s a place to "unwind, to reflect, to set oneself into the creative flow.” Futcher adds “The Obegränsad armchair manifests the importance of comfort.”
All three products will launch later this year with prices still to be confirmed – although we doubt the record player will in the best budget turntables bracket.