Bright Ideas: How Sonos and IKEA Made Furniture with Brilliant Sound

With SYMFONISK WiFi speakers, Sonos and IKEA challenged themselves to find new ways of bringing sound into the home. Find out how the two brands worked together to design speakers that double as adaptable pieces of IKEA furniture.

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Sound and Sustainability: How Sonos is Optimising Its Impact on the World

From more sustainable packaging design to supporting music education, Sonos is tightening its focus on the future. We sat down with Director of Sustainability Mark Heintz to learn about the company’s latest environmental and social impact initiatives.

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The Science of Listening: How Brilliant Sound Makes for Better Living

The Science of Listening: How Brilliant Sound Makes For Better Living Listening is the world’s most versatile drug. Administered in the right quantities—and at the right quality—music, podcasts, and other forms of culture can supercharge our mood, productivity, fitness routine, and personal…

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Overcoming Tragedy, United Borders is Empowering Youth Through Music-Making

The London-based nonprofit and Sonos Soundwaves partner is rolling onward with its mission to empower youth through music after arson struck its bus-turned-recording studio last year.   Parked on a busy main road in North West London, the United Borders bus is hard to miss. The former public…

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Architect Barbara Bestor on How Listening Inspires Her Creative Life

Architect Barbara Bestor on How Listening Inspires Her Creative Life Barbara Bestor has designed spaces for rock stars and underprivileged music students alike. Here’s how music and listening weaves throughout her life at home and in the office. For an artist known…

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Why Sonos Is Dialing Up Support for Music Education

Playing music has a powerful impact on young minds and lives. Sonos Soundwaves, our new social impact programme, aims to support music education at a time when it’s needed most.   In 2016, Gary* entered an Atlanta recording studio and started laying down tracks. For a secondary school…

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An Inevitable Collaboration: Why Sonos and Beastie Boys Teamed Up to Make a New Play:5

An Inevitable Collaboration: Why Sonos and Beastie Boys Teamed Up to Make a New Play:5 The story behind our partnership with Beastie Boys—and the new limited edition Play:5 featuring artwork by Barry McGee–goes all the way back to the earliest days of Sonos.   Sometime in mid-2004, John MacFarlane sat in a cluttered Santa Barbara office, assembling a…

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An Update on Bringing the Google Assistant to Sonos

An Update on Bringing the Google Assistant to Sonos The Sonos team has been hard at work with our partners at Google to bring you yet another easy way to control your Sonos system: the Google Assistant.  Google’s remarkably smart voice assistant will let you do all kinds of things on Sonos; playing music with your voice is just the beginning of what’s possible.…

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Sound and Colour: How Sonos and HAY Reimagined Sonos One in Five New Colours

Our collaboration with Danish furnishings brand HAY gives the Sonos One smart speaker the kind of enhancement you won’t find in a software update: Five new colours hand-selected from HAY’s 2018 palette.   “Colour is like food or smell,” says Tad Toulis, Vice President of Design at Sonos. “It’s a great vehicle for invoking memory, and it’s so different to different people.” So why, you may…

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Chris Jenkins: How an Acclaimed Hollywood Sound Creator Listens at Home

Academy Award-winning film sound engineer Chris Jenkins spends his days crafting sonic landscapes for movies like Mad Max: Fury Road and The Fifth Element. The studio headphones may come off by the time he gets home, but the listening is just getting started.   Despite its name, the motion picture would be nothing without the other half of its creative equation: Sound. Behind every booming…

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