As flat screens become slimmer and slimmer, we move farther away from the days when televisions were considered handsome pieces of furniture in the home. Designer Mike Chen brings us back to this time with a TV that appears to be the love child of Madmen and The Jetsons.
With Home Living TV, Mike Chen draws inspiration from 1950's television sets and takes a minimalist approach by incorporating simple features with multiple functions. When not in use, the remote can unassumingly live on the front of the TV, appearing to be a vintage dial. The lucite antennas that adorn the top of the box are actually controls as well, as you can toggle between input settings by flicking them back and forth.
There is no word on whether or not there are plans to produce Chen's work. But as someone who loathes the the sight of his 32" flat panel hanging on the wall, I certainly hope to see this as a trend in television design.
To read more about Mike Chen's Home Living TV, visit Design Boom at www.designboom.com.