Turns out your computer desk could use an upgrade – if this new concept presented by LG Display is anything to go by.
The concept, called ‘Caelum’ (pictured above) and created by Turkish designer Cagatay Afsar, incorporates a 27-inch transparent OLED panel into the partition of an office that can be turned off when not in use. Instead of putting a monitor on your desk, this desk comes with a built-in monitor.
“We are spending more and more time at our desks because working from home has become so common,” Afsar said. “Because our offices are so important now, I wanted to integrate technology into them in a more elegant way.”
Of course, keep in mind that this is just a design concept – not an actual product that you’ll see manufactured by LG Electronics anytime in the near future.
LG Display competition imagines the future of displays
LG Display’s transparent OLEDs have been popping up in many places recently. We saw them a few months ago at a fundraising event at the Guggenheim and last year in another concept where a transparent OLED disappeared into a bed frame when not in use.
Concepts are always great to look at, fun to imagine and, for LG Display, a good marketing opportunity to keep its screens ahead of other manufacturers.
To that end, there are a few other winners of OLEDs GO! from LG Display! Pretty neat competition: “Tiny” (pictured below) combines a foldable desk with a rollable transparent OLED that would allow you to have both a functional desk and an entertainment stand in one piece of furniture.
Another, called “Totem,” adds a rollable transparent OLED display into a soundbar that can be positioned horizontally or vertically in a room. It’s a lot like the rollable OLED we saw at CES a few years ago, but built right into a soundbar.
Unfortunately, these concepts will remain on the drawing board until a company – perhaps LG Electronics, Samsung, IKEA or someone else – puts them into production.
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