Date
May 12, 2020
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The FREKVENS collection is a result of a collaboration between IKEA and Teenage Engineering to bring out the dance mood in everyone

The FREKVENS collection offers 27 entertaining pieces essential for arranging a small gathering at home with good music and lighting.

Why FREKVENS? To enjoy music and life to the fullest regardless of the circumstances

Most people lead busy stressful lifestyles, the key to have fun is to nurture spontaneity. These days the entire world is struck by a pandemic and in global lockdown, requiring everyone to stay at home for their own safety. That means clubbing is out of the picture.

The idea behind the FREKVENS collection is assembling products needed for throwing a stylish impromptu home party or taking the party with you someplace else. The collection features modular speakers, LED lights, and some fun accessories, such as cups, cushion covers, and eating sets.

The FREKVENS collection allows you to assemble products needed for throwing a stylish impromptu home party or taking the party with you anywhere

The minds behind FREKVENS? IKEA & Teenage Engineering

The multinational furniture brand IKEA, in 2018, teamed up with Teenage Engineering, a consumer electronics company and manufacturer, to design a limited collection of party essentials. Teenage Engineering is a Stockholm-based studio, founded in 2005, with a working team of engineers and programmers that love making music and electronics.

They are known for designing highly acclaimed electronic music equipment that has received numeral design awards and is used by many world-known musicians. Teenage Engineering participated in defining the FREKVENS collection with a combination of modular speakers, lights, spotlights, and tripods that enable you to mix and match and create your own, unique layout. IKEA stands behind the design of the additional pieces of FREKVENS.

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The FREKVENS collection offers 27 entertaining pieces that can be combined in infinite way due to its modularity

Materials & Techniques – Recyclable ABS plastic

The variety of modular speakers and LED light accessories are crafted from an ABS plastic, a common thermoplastic polymer. The ABS plastic is often used in 3d printing, because of its low melting point which enables its easy use in the injection molding process. This material can be recycled, repeatedly melted, and reshaped without significant chemical degradation. Additional features on the speakers and light accessories are crafted from stainless steel.

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Teenage Engineering participated in defining the FREKVENS collection while IKEA stands behind the design of the additional pieces of FREKVENS

Style & Aesthetics – Retro aesthetic inspired by the Bauhaus design

The three types of speakers, light fixtures, and additional accessories from the FREKVENS collection, are modular and can be assembled together by your choice. They maintain the signature look of Teenage Electronics, framed in a black light-weight, minimal box accompanied with covers in yellow, red, and blue to add a pop of color. Their design is inspired by the universal elements of the structural Bauhaus design: a rectangle and a circle. This whole collection is centered around sound and light and treats speakers and light accessories as furniture displayed in the home space.

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The variety of modular speakers and LED light accessories are crafted from an ABS plastic and the additional features on the speakers and light accessories are crafted from stainless steel

The FREKVENS collection has everything you need to enjoy music and to get a good party going, wherever you are

Parties are all about good music. The FREKVENS collection offers three different Bluetooth-enabled, cable-free speakers, including a portable one and a duo speaker-subwoofer. Because of their flexible, modular design, you can connect them together with other items from the collection, including lights and accessories. The designers distributed 3d plans of the speakers, so if you have a 3d printer at home, you can print yourself your own FREKVENS speaker.

The collection features additional festive accessories such as fun cups, a side table, a cajón drum, an ottoman, a silver raincoat, a bag, a cushion cover, a bar stool, and a blanket.

Brings out the party mood, doesn’t it?

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Their design of FREKVENS is inspired by the universal elements of the structural Bauhaus design: a rectangle and a circle

Design memento – FREKVENS gives IKEA a new edgy, chic and retro look 

Ikea’s simple, straightforward, and cost-effective furniture style combined with Teenage Engineering’s premium electronics, made FREKVENS happen, enabling you to amuse yourself and your friends.
In addition to that, you can use the electronics in your everyday life to have a different, enriched, and more elevated music experience.

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The three types of speakers, light fixtures, and additional accessories from the FREKVENS collection, are modular and can be assembled together by your choice

The writer’s comment – IKEA’s FREKVENS festive collection brings people together!

Whether you are feeling lonely or bored at home and want to invite some people over for drinks and dancing, the FREKVENS collection is what you need to raise your spirit. Turn up the music, turn on the light show, put on the edgy silver coat, drink up, and just enjoy life.

If you want to know more about IKEA’s collaborations with designers, don’t miss Olafur Eliasson with IKEA will bring the sun to your room.

FREKVENS - speaker combination
The FREKVENS collection offers three different Bluetooth-enabled, cable-free speakers, including a portable one and a duo speaker-subwoofer
FREKVENS - speaker modules
The designers distributed 3d plans of the speakers, so if you have a 3d printer at home, you can print your own FREKVENS speaker