The new Symfonisk table lamp was first spotted by The Verge, and appears to have a similar base to the current model, although photos show Ikea has removed the dish-like bottom panel in favor of a more traditional look. The large knob that controls lamp power has also been replaced with a single power button. It looks like Ikea has also decided to swap out the E12 sconce light socket with an E26 base, which is the standard for most floor lamps and table lamps.
There are two different lamp shades in the prism: one that uses two layers of fabric and one that is made of glass similar to the mushroom-like glass shade option in the current lamp. The post also lists the lamp base and shades separately, indicating that you’ll be able to mix and match bases and shades with purchase. Currently, the table lamp comes with a glass shade.
The publication sets the price of the new table lamp base at €129 (about $152), while the fabric and glass blinds cost €20 or €30, respectively (about $23,35). Those prices add up to the roughly $189 Ikea charges to the current model, although using a fabric cover will be cheaper than using glass.
When the Table Lamp launched in 2019 along with the Bookshelf Speaker, Ikea recommended that buyers also invest in the company’s smart lamps in order to wirelessly control the lamp’s light output. The traditional lamp can be turned off and on with the built-in switch, but for dimming you will need a smart lamp. The post encourages the same: “Light intensity can be regulated and has different color temperatures. To change the light intensity and color temperature in this Wi-Fi Symfonisk column table lamp, add a Tradfri lamp and a Styrbar command for your purchase,” (translated from Portuguese by Google Translate).
The publication does not provide any new information regarding the acoustic capabilities of the table lamp. The current model is based on Sonos Play: a single wireless speaker, but with the addition of Apple’s AirPlay technology.
The latest addition to the Ikea/Sonos Symfonisk collaboration is the Symfonisk Picture Frame speaker, which launched earlier this year for $199.