Designer Mike Chen has taken a contrarian approach with his retro-inspired minimalist television.

Designer Mike Chen has taken a contrarian approach with his retro-inspired minimalist television. Offering a more physical presence to the typically sleek device, Chen restores the television’s role as a piece of furniture. He explains:

The idea behind this design is to revive the television’s place in a room as a piece of furniture instead of an appliance. Instead we buy furniture to put the TV on, instead of seeing it as standing alone as a piece. I wanted to give the television character, and looked at a lot of television sets from the 1950’s. I based my idea on that aesthetic, but used a modern and minimalistic approach.

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