The flat screen is getting larger and leaner – and more visually appealing, thanks to these new options by Bang & Olufsen, LG and more.
1 Homedia by Smool
Robert Bronwasser’s Smool design agency, in Amsterdam, has created numerous cheerful devices to improve the aesthetics of domestic living, including this three-legged fella. Of Homedia, he says, “I wanted to find a better way to fit the ubiquitous television set into our homes.” While the soft-cornered design has been wildly popular at furniture shows of late, for now it remains a concept.
2 Beovision 11 by Bang & Olufsen
Like a Rothko painting, the BeoVision 11 divides space into related volumes, here with the screen above and the speakers below. Various fabric cover options enable you to match your set to any decor. From $7,500
3 55EA9800 by LG
Thin is definitely in with LG’s 140-centimetre monolith. Leaner than a pencil, the (unfortunately named) 55EA9800 weighs less than 17.2 kilograms, and a fourth pixel type means more vibrant hues. $11,000
4 TC-L65WT600 by Panasonic
In the race toward ultra-high-definition sets, Panasonic has gone massive with the windshield-sized TC-L65WT600. At 165 centimetre, it’s the biggest in its category to hit the market so far. $5,500