IKEA's New Limited Edition Collection Features Dance Party Essentials

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You're probably familiar with IKEA for its straightforward, affordable home decor products — who hasn't spent hours assembling one of its beds, dressers, or desks? But the Swedish home giant is debuting its party-loving alter ego in the form of the new Frekvens sound and light systems.

bar stool with green drink, end table with modular speaker
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The limited edition line is a collaboration between IKEA and Teenage Engineering, a Swedish electronics company that you could perhaps call the IKEA of portable sound systems (it's known for making affordable synthesizers and similar equipment).

"I started thinking about how, a lot of Swedes, we go to IKEA when we have a party — to get candles, napkins," Jesper Kouthoofd, co-founder of Teenage Engineering, told Ad Age. "Maybe we could do something that's really affordable so people can buy a sound system, including a light show — a complete party."

Here are some of the highlights from the collection:

Frekvens Speaker, $69.99

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Frekvens LED multi-use light, $40

black square LED light
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Frekvens serving set (set of five), $39.99

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Frekvens Portable speaker, $19.99

black portable speaker with yellow switch
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Frekvens bar stool with backrest, $75

black bar stool
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Frekvens speaker with subwoofer, $149

black speaker with subwoofer
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Frekvens LED spotlight, $30

black square LED light
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Given Sweden's penchant for electronic music — it's produced some of the most famous DJs in the world, à la the late Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, and Alesso — the Frekvens line actually makes a lot of sense. The collection is available now in IKEA U.S. stores, through February 1. Just check the availability of your local store before you get the party started.


Stefanie Waldek

Stefanie Waldek

Stefanie is a New York–based writer and editor. She has served on the editorial staffs of Architectural Digest, ARTnews, and Oyster.com, a TripAdvisor company, before setting out on her own as a freelancer. Her beats include architecture, design, art, travel, science, and history, and her words have appeared in Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, Popular Science, Mental Floss, Galerie, Jetsetter, and History.com, among others. In another life, she'd be a real estate broker since she loves searching for apartments and homes.