IKEA and Swedish House Mafia have teamed on a new line of home studio products that they are designed to “democratize music production at home”.
The result of the collaboration is OBEGRÄNSAD, a collection intended to let you build the perfect home studio at an affordable price. The collection builds on the band’s insights into the needs of those starting up a music or creative career.
“Since we were kids, we have valued IKEA’s approach of making things affordable and available for a lot of people. We used to find a creative way to make IKEA furniture to accommodate our teenage lives as creatives, so the collaboration’s purpose was formed around our own personal journey in life”, says Swedish House Mafia.
The collection consists of more than 20 items for producing and performing music in a home setup, as well as solutions for listening to music. The collection includes a record player; LED floor, wall and work lamps; a clock; stands for laptops, tablets, speakers, and records; a desk, two options of shelving units, an armchair; four options of bags, including an accessory, a record and a laptop bag; rug and slippers in two sizes; a throw and a cushion cover.
Of greatest interest to music producers are:
- The OBEGRÄNSAD shelving unit, a remake of KALLAX that’s designed with an extra space for amplifiers and a higher unit;
- An OBEGRÄNSAD desk, with speaker stands and a pull-out shelf; and
- OBEGRÄNSAD stands for laptop, tablet and speakers.
“We wanted to simplify the process for people to create music. Hopefully our collection inspires and enables more people to be more creative within their home and it does not have to be restricted to only music making, it can be so much more”, says Swedish House Mafia.
OBEGRÄNSAD is designed as an affordable collection, with a classic black aesthetic and minimalistic, sleek design that supports the technology and how it is used. As Swedish House Mafia put it, “The design in our collection features a timeless theme with a distinct trace of our DNA.”
The collection is expected to be available in October. See the IKEA site for details (pdf).