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Never mind the meatballs… here’s Ikea’s new turntable

Ikea x Swedish House Mafia turntable
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Home furnishing giant Ikea (opens in new tab) have joined forces with house music supergroup Swedish House Mafia to launch a new record player (opens in new tab).

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.

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Scott looks after and updates Louder’s online buyer’s guides and also scouts out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. He's spent more than 28 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014, where he wrote extensively about rock, metal, prog and more, before moving to the eCommerce team full-time in 2020. Scott has previous written for publications including IGN, Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky.