The bane of many hi-fi enthusiasts is wires and thinking how best to hide them. Good sound often comes at a price – in more ways than one – and keeping speaker cables out of sight can be a real headache.

La Boite Concept takes care of that problem by making speakers that also double as furniture so they will not look out of place at home.

Its latest all-in-one products include the Cube series which looks like a chic coffee table at one glance.

The Red-Dot-winning speaker system can stream music wirelessly from any portable device while a built-in central woofer delivers a bass-y kick.

La Boite Concept has its roots in French hi-fi brand Siare, founded in 1938 by Marie Cagniard Yeramian; and the company is a three-generational one run with her son and grandsons. S$1,600 to S$2,300 from AV Intelligence at Millenia Walk.

Written by Dylan Tan for The Business Times