jerome spriet + wolfgang bregentzer: acoustable
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jan 27, 2011
jerome spriet + wolfgang bregentzer: acoustable

‘acoustable’ combines coffee table and sound system into one product

alone or with others, for work or for play,
music has long provided the right ambiance for our daily living spaces,
and the ubiquitous coffee table has long provided a convenient location
for everything from study sessions to meals to conversation.

designed by belgian designers jérôme spriet and wolfgang bregentzer
as a way to integrate music more seamlessly into daily life,
the ‘acoustable‘ coffee table hides in its frame  a teac sound system,
creating a multifunctional centerpoint to the room.

usb adaptors can be extended from within the table to port easily into computers, iPods, and phones

from the exterior, none of the table’s technical components are visible

measuring four feet (120cm) in diameter and composed of polymer concrete,
the form of ‘acoustable’ is generated by the tension of a circular elastic sheet
when pulled to three points to create the table’s legs.
from the outside, none of the device’s technical elements are visible.

‘acoustable’ in use

the sound system itself, nestled in polypropylene foam between the table’s base and top surface,
is composed of teac speakers, woofer, and stereo amplifier with usb and ipod connection ports.
a remote extender increases the range at which the device’s remote control can be used.

the assembly process of ‘acoustable': the table consists of a base shell and a top surface, between which is placed a foam core that holds the sound system

left: the design team smoothes the device’s interior surface during production
right: shell of the base piece, with legs formed

schematic diagrams of the table: top view of full (far left); detail of interior foam casing (left); side view of full (right)

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