IKEA Unveil Collection of Tech Designed for a House Party

IKEA has teamed up with fellow Swedish start-up Teenage Engineering for a capsule collection made specifically for those looking to hold a shindig in their own digs. Dubbed the ‘FREKVENS’ range, the collection features speakers, spotlights and LEDs for the ultimate house party.

Teenage Engineering is a Stockholm-based creative passionate about all things music and electronics. So following their first foray into the world of tech with Sonos last year, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to see IKEA using their homeware talents on other audio equipment with the FREKVENS collection.

In essence the collection is a portable music system. It’s said to be inspired by the movement and ambience of a party and features solitaire speakers which have modular possibilities, so you to turn them into your very own custom sound system.

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Alongside the speaker there’s a subwoofer, LED spotlights with an accompanying tripod, a sound-responsive light, and indoor-outdoor equipment such as a bar table, bar stools, a tote bag and a blanket just in case your guests get chilly. Not only that, there’s even room for some clothing in the form of a reflective silver raincoat for the ravers out there. Oh, and there’s a Cajón drum…

The bad news for us in the UK is that the Teenage Engineering x IKEA FREKVENS collection will only be released in IKEA stores in the USA from 1 February. If you are stateside, however, the Bluetooth-enabled speakers, interchangeable spotlight accessories and a tactile portable speaker are all priced at $19.99. Find out more over at the IKEA Website.

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Last year IKEA teamed up with Ori to unveil the Rognan, a furniture system that robotically shapeshifts at the touch of a button to provide a further eight square metres of living space that can transform a living room into a bedroom or walk-in wardrobe.