Despite only being a prototype, we made a beeline for this beautiful media center as soon as we walked into the International Contemporary Furniture Fair
yesterday. Designed by Geneva Lab
, who made the snazzy iPod sound system we gave away last year
, this new system is for those living large. Geneva Lab's rep George Emerson told us the company makes "furniture music," so lets take a look at their audio craft...
Expected to hit stores in October or November, the $3,500 system features four midrange 5.5" speakers and two tweeters in the center cabinet, along with a 12" subwoofer on the left.
The cabinet is made with MDF, hand painted with 11 coats of either black or white lacquer and features an iPod dock on the top left hand corner.
The right hand side holds a cabinet to store A/V components.
The prototype's grills were very much still in prototype stage. Emerson assured us that the finished product will hold the same high quality grills found on the company's iPod sound systems. They haven't decided though if the grills will be inset like the sound system's or not.