Televisions are now one of those mandatory, must-haves, and simply cannot do without appliances in our home. Whether big or small, flat-screen or even rollable, you are bound to find a television in almost every home. After work, all anyone wants to do is jump onto their couch and binge-watch their favorite show! And, we’ve curated a collection of truly innovative and futuristic television designs that are breaking all the norms when it comes to this home appliance. From a 70-inch retractable TV screen-equipped smart bed to a 165-inch 4K folding television – these mindblowing designs will truly transform your definition of a television! Netflix binging sessions and movie marathons couldn’t get any better with these television designs!
A modern take on the traditional canopied bed, the smart(er) bed is versatile and integrates effortlessly with any and all furnishing. “The design of the HiCan and the new HiBed is a contemporary cocoon equipped with state-of-the-art technology for wellness, entertainment, and health monitoring that syncs seamlessly with your smart device,” said the design firm Hi-interiors. Equipped with a built-in 4K projector that can be synced with a series of devices to binge-watch movies/TV shows on a 70-inch retractable screen, the HiBed is the epitome of in-bed relaxation. A built-in surround sound system with invisible speakers makes the bed feel more like a movie theatre.
Fashioned with 5 display panels that open and close like a folding fan, the M1 television really knows how to make an appearance. Its elaborate structure features a base that the display panels lock into once they open out. This base also houses the television’s powerful speaker system, including two 250W broadband speakers and one whopping 700W subwoofer to really pack that punch. While those stats may be impressive to a few, it’s the TV’s design that really gets my heart racing! The M1 doesn’t come with a single folded display, but rather features 5 panels that can seamlessly merge together to appear as one singular panel.
The blank screen of a conventional television that isn’t in use can become a bit of an eye-sore in the room. But with the help of transparent display panels, this might not be a problem for too much longer. Designed by Jang Junyoung to effectively communicate transparent display panels, this television is capable of blending almost perfectly into its surroundings when it isn’t in use. This intuitive technology is accompanied by a carefully considered and minimalistic design; the control board is housed and hidden within the television’s stand to ensure that it doesn’t compromise the simplistic design. The front and rear of this perfectly symmetrical stand rises at a shallow angle until it connects seamlessly to the thin bezel that surrounds the television screen.
The TinyTV comes as a DIY kit that assembles easily in less than 5 minutes with no soldering or special tools required. It runs off a MicroSD card, allowing you to play back up to 5 hours of content (in MP4 format) on the TV’s ridiculously small screen. The TinyTV also comes along with its own TinyRemote with 6 adorable little buttons to power the TV on, change channels, adjust the volume, and even mute the television (I wonder how loud the speakers on the TV are). The TV’s 3D-printed enclosure is designed to resemble old-timey cathode-ray tube tellies from the 70s… and even though it’s printed in white filament, you can easily give it a quick paint-job with some acrylic paints.
Abdelrahman Shaapan’s Flex OLED TV concept, however, takes the Serif TV’s ideology of merging tech with furniture and amps it up in a way that actually makes the television look remarkable and desirable. What Shaapan’s Flex OLED TV gets right off the bat is separating the television unit visually from the furniture. The Flex OLED TV comes with a dazzlingly sleek bezel-less display that sits on top of the television’s ‘base cabinet which resembles a table – the kind you’d place your TV on. After all, your TV should be surrounded by furniture – your TV shouldn’t BE furniture. With the Flex, that table forms a part of the TV, although visually distinct and separate… and it acts as its base-support and housing its internal components like the built-in soundbar and the mechanism that gives the Flex OLED TV its most exciting feature!
Absolutely pure in its design language, the Maison TV looks like something Muji would build. The simple white block form with the four detachable legs gives the TV a certain elegance which makes the television look like an object fit for a home, rather than a showroom. The thickness of the TV stems from its inclusive design, which has empty spaces in the back for storing streaming boxes, and even for cable management so that you’re left with a TV that doesn’t have any odd boxes or wires corrupting its beauty. The Maison TV comes with beautiful flush controls on the side, along with a remote that echoes the same style that makes the Maison TV’s design language tick every single box in Rams’ ten commandments of good design!
This conceptual Rollean TV is built into a shelf BOOM! Rollable TV? Shelf? This shape-shifting appliance plays a double “roll”. Unlike the retail industry scam of ‘built-in shelf’ bras, the Rollean TV has been truly designed on the ideology of a built-in shelf. This is genius for a couple of reasons, the first being you don’t have to spend more money on getting furniture to support your TV and second being the TV is actually able to support your things which would otherwise be strewn all over the place (like car keys, house keys, the keys to your future). This rollable TV concept blends with your interiors, it is minimal and sleek, unlike the usual TV stands. You simply roll out the screen when you watch to binge Netflix and slide it back to turn it into a table – ninja skills!
Designed to get the user more involved by removing all unwanted elements, ARTE sets out to break the mold of TV design. The conventional television stand has been replaced with a large stone that is positioned off-center, this adds an interesting element of suspense to the design. Hidden within the stone is an acoustic lens to ensure a superior listening experience for the user and this further engages them. With such a unique and distinct design ARTE is more than just television, it’s a piece of art; it’s able to draw just as much attention when the television is off than when it is on!
Over the years the television has become more and more of a centerpiece within the room, its presence is almost a given and its often-vast size and bold design makes them hard to ignore. So why not draw more attention to it? The Cube is designed to do just this! As opposed to the television resting on a TV stand, the base of the large TV takes its position! The geometric and angular form contrasts the smooth curve of the television and is designed to emulate a sculpture on its pedestal. Its lightly brushed finish features a dramatic gradient that breaks up the flat façade. The top face slightly protrudes out of the cube and light gently illuminates the gaps, emphasizing the subtle feature.
Sero, which is Korean for ‘vertical’, succeeds Samsung’s Flip from 2018, which was a rotating collaborative whiteboard that went from landscape to portrait too. Unlike the Flip, however, the Sero is a real TV. It doesn’t come with a touch-sensitive screen and a stylus, but rather is a 4K QLED screen that’s best suited for lifestyle consumers who want to be able to stream movies, browse the web, and watch videos that they captured on their phone. The Sero comes with a neat easel-like stand that gives it its defining look (like the Serif TV has its bezel, the Sero TV has its stand), and it doesn’t even need manual rotation.