I have seen concept TVs in these 16 years of Futuro Prossimo, but I assure you that this is one of the most daring ever. And it is not a design exercise, but a product already on sale.
This is C SEED N1, a device that transforms from a metal sculpture into a huge ultra-advanced TV (the available “cuts” are 103, 137 and 165 inches). Its incredible accordion design takes full advantage of micro-LED technology, the next big thing in TVs.
Like OLEDs, in fact, micro-LEDs generate their own light and obtain perfect contrast and color, with a lot of brightness.
And then it is foldable
Not a small detail, the micro-LED can be made up of single panels, even small ones, which are put together without showing any sign of joining. For this reason, in a middle way between the accordion and the roller shutter, C SEED N1 opens and closes to change shape and function as often as needed.
It can be, as mentioned, a metal sculpture. A vertical display. A ti of different sizes. It doesn't matter: it's still 4K in all its dimensions, and it even rotates 180 degrees depending on the size it takes. Responsiveness in all respects. See it in action in this video:
A sculpture that creates culture
Even in materials C SEED N1 wants to set a standard: the foldable TV is made of aerospace aluminum. The perfect material both for its aesthetic characteristics (its impeccable finish in the sculpture version) and the strength and lightness necessary for its operation.
I find it a beautiful piece of industrial design. And it reminds me of that kind of self-propelled robot from Nolan's “Interstellar”. Not to you?
Of course, “Kolossal” has not only the appeal to the cinema and the dimensions. Can you imagine the current price of something like that? No? I'll tell you: € 180.000. One hundred and eighty thousand euros. Yes sir.
The sheikhs who buy it (I can't think of another target) will be able to say that they have had one of the first examples of TV with a technology that, I am sure, will depopulate in homes all over the world a few years from now.
Maybe less foldable and more "normal", but certainly huge and flexible, everywhere. Wait and (it should be said) you will see :)