The concept of integrating speakers into shelving units is nothing new, but this Soundshelf design is easily the most elegant application of the idea to date.
In fact, Soundshelf goes beyond bookshelves into other areas—like DVD storage towers. Again, it's still a concept, but there is no reason why it can't become a reality. In the meantime, we have ceiling fans with built-in speakers to look forward to. Maybe someday we could even achieve the holy grail of simple surround sound solutions—the speaker light bulb. [Designboom via GearCrave via Freshome]