Belgian designers Jérôme Spriet and Wolfgang Bregentzer have a great concept for a combination coffee table, speaker system, and docking station. It's the Acoustable (acoustic table), where you surround the sound. And, it's a giant docking system, so others can plug in too... provided they bring their own headphones.
Acoustable is a rather elegant piece of modern furniture...
Acoustable, the acoustic table, designed by Jérôme Spriet et Wolfgang Bregentzer
... even more elegant than it looks. Just see how it is put together. The form of the base was generated by the tension of this elastic sheet covering three legs of the table.
Acoustable - elastic tension of this sheet determined the shape of the base: ©Acoustable
The sheath is covered by a shell made of a polymer and mineral blend that becomes the base of the table. The same material is used for the table top.
Base of Acoustatable - blend of minerals and polymer: ©Acoustable
Then a complete, high quality, sound system is embedded in the base.
Acoustable - high quality sound system is embedded in the table: ©Acoustable
The Acoustable table top fits neatly over the base design. The table is designed wider than the base to hide the docking system surrounding its underside, a design that also lends an elegant visual balance to Acoustable.
Acoustable, the acoustic table, designed by Jérôme Spriet et Wolfgang Bregentzer: ©Acoustable
Acoustable accommodates several plug-ins simultaneously
Whether you're working, gaming, listening to music, or talking on Skype, Acoustable provides an inviting place to do that, while you get some good quality sound. It is, sorry to say, still in its prototype stage.
Acoustable, via Trends Now