Easels are a huge favorite for those that either like to have game nights with their friends or who like brainstorming by themselves or with others using analog tools. But it can also be used to place things and move them around in your home and now it looks like digital screens can be their new best friend.
Gone are the days when a family or household would gather around a television set at evening to watch their favorite show while eating dinner. Well, there may still be some that do that but more likely, people would be watching videos on their various screens and on their own. But for those that still prefer to watch on a bigger screen together, there are smart TVs and various innovations out there, including an award-winning easel-type product that we previously covered.
Designers: Hyeona Kim and WooSeok Lee
A new concept design simply called Easel is a type of movable home display that seems interesting, especially if you live in a place where you can’t really place a screen somewhere permanently. The screen comes with an easel stand so it can be moved around easily from your living room to your bedroom and maybe even to the balcony or garden if you want to watch something while outdoors. It’s also something you can just lean against the wall or fold away if you’re not using it so it’s useful for those with small spaces.
The idea came about as changes to how we view screens and television and even our home setup has changed over the years. Stationary TV screens may still be around but if you could have something that is more flexible and movable, then some homeowners will most likely choose that kind of device. The screen itself can be turned into audio mode with speaker design if all you need it for is to play music or podcasts. There may even be a Transparent OLED option which would be pretty cool if you had a good wallpaper.
The easel and screen can even be turned into furniture if you’re not using it at all since it’s designed to look like one. There’s a lower rack where you can hang some accessories including books (not for me thank you, I like my book on shelves and not hung on racks) and magazines. The renders show it in four different color schemes: Winter Green, Beige, Ivory, and Graphite. You can probably choose one that will match your home decor, if this ever does get made as a product.
I still prefer to have my smart TV in a permanent space in my living room and if I wanted to move elsewhere, there’s always my laptop or tablet to use as a screen. But that’s because I’m thinking of just me watching my videos. But if you have guests over and as mentioned, you want to move your screen around in different parts of your house, the Easel may be more convenient for you.