Continuing to ride the cutting edge of television design is LG. The company’s previous higher-end offerings have occasionally been designed to do double-duty as art installations, projecting a masterpiece — or a series of them — during down time.
LG’s newest series, the OLED Objet Collection, delves a bit further into the link between the screen and the canvas. The company enlisted the help of Dutch design firm Moooi to create the new televisions, which are designed to look like functional artistic hardware and given a hard-copy function of print or magazine storage in back. The new sets were unveiled for Milan Design Week.
With two models — called Easel and Posé — the lineup covers a lot of bases for television buyers whose sensibilities when selecting a set consider interior decorating fundamentals. The OLED series’ smallest entry in the Objet Collection is the 42-inch set; for most buyers, the 48-inch or 55-inch will probably fit the bill. The series tops out with the 65-inch Easel, which features a remote-moveable cover in Kvadrat fabric.