Coffee Tables With Audio Features Built-in

Coffee Tables With Audio Features Built-in

Kristen Lubbe
Jan 31, 2011

We've always been impressed by integrated speakers. It's sort of like killing two birds with one stone, since you're getting an audio feature but in a hidden form. We're especially intrigued when those integrated speakers are in an every day, sort of mundane piece of furniture — the coffee table, like some of these designs below...

Acoustable: A unique spin on the coffee table with integrated speakers design and it's certainly our favorite. Made from a polymer and mineral blend to take full advantage of the acoustics in both. There's a Stereo amplifier with USB/ipod interface as well as a remote control — plus, a built in pocket for remote control storage. No work on actual mass production, but feel free to email on their website for more information.

Coffee Table With Speaker System and Dock: Designed by Mike Lonsdale, this coffee table is a serious work of art. It'll cost you about $1,200 but if you have that extra cash laying around, it just might be worth the investment. Made with Chestnut and Tatajuba, a dock was carved into the wood to conceal all cords and wires when not in use. You only ever know it's a dock when you remove the panel and plug your iPod in. There's a small plug at the bottom of one of the legs to connect to the power source.

There are DIY versions all over the web and it really got us thinking — is it better to combine a coffee table and dock into one or buy separately? Combining definitely saves space and creates a unique and interesting piece of furniture that is extremely useful. What do you think?

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