Richard Bone and Jisu Yun Design Transparent OLED TV
Richard Bone and Jisu Yun explain their design for a transparent OLED TV that doubles as a shelf in our upcoming video featuring OLED finalists from Dezeen and LG Display Go! competition.
The versatile design of Called Scroll, Bone and Yun can be used as a digital display when it is on and as a physical display shelf when it is off.
The slender shape of the device, which is inspired by a roll of unraveled paper, is made possible by the thinness and lightness of the OLED panels.
A curved metal lip at the bottom of the OLED panel can be used to display personal items.
When not in use, the Scroll screen becomes transparent – another unique feature of OLED technology – so the device can more easily fit into the user’s home.
Bone and Yun run a design studio called Studio Boo Boon together in Tokyo, Japan.
“We wanted to create a device that no longer puts a screen in the center of the room, but something that fits perfectly into your home,” Yun said in the video, which Dezeen shot in Tokyo.
“It breaks with the traditional designs of televisions currently on the market and is designed as a part furniture rather than technology. “
Design is one of the five finalists for OLEDs from Dezeen and LG Display Go! competition, a global competition seeking innovative designs that present OLED technology in new and creative ways.
The competition briefing asked participants to create designs that showcase some of the key qualities of OLED technology, such as its lightness and thinness and the ability for OLED displays to be flexible or transparent.
The finalists were selected from 20 shortlisted designs, which included shelves that conceal a roll-up screen, a table that doubles as a TV, and an immersive crib.
The big winner of the competition will be announced in June.
All the top five designers will share the prize of € 46,000, with the winner receiving € 15,000, the finalist € 10,000 and the remaining three finalists receiving € 7,000 each.
Content of the partnership
OLEDs Go! is a partnership between Dezeen and LG Display. Learn more about the content of the Dezeen partnership here.