Multi-purpose furniture appears to be the need of the hour. A little over a week ago, I had written a post about the mousetrap coffee table, which tricked, trapped and eliminated unwanted rodents. There is no question as to how bizarre the idea is – ingenuous, but bizarre. That is partly the reason why I was so pleased to encounter the Acoustable today.
Like the mousetrap coffee table, the Acoustable is also a multipurpose coffee table. As you might have guessed from the name, it doubles up as a music system. Designed by Belgian designers Jérôme Spriet and Wolfgang Bregentzer, the Acoustable has a base shell and a top surface, which are separated by a core of foam. The materials used are a polymer and mineral blend, thus blending the advantages of plastic and stone.
At the first impression, it looks like any other great-looking table. It is stark, white, minimalistic and very contemporary. It would easily fit into any modern home. Then again, the table’s main attraction is that it plays music. Do not bother looking for any technical elements. All that is visible is the player and the remote, and both these can be slipped into the Acoustable’s built-in pocket.
With a height and width of 50 cm and 125 cm respectively, the Acoustable is a great worktable as well. The table is also a power terminal, so you can plug in your laptop, mobile phone or music player using one of the many USB ports. Then, all that remains is to brew a mug of coffee, turn up the volume and let the music play.