We have all become accustomed to our television sets getting larger, and subsequently a lot thinner, but we did not expect them to disappear before our very eyes. However, this is the new technical innovation behind the latest television panels that could be heading into our stores if technological experts Loewe have their say. The new TV’s incorporate a flat screen that looks like a window, in as such you can see right through it, when it is switched off. It was designed using TOLED technology in an attempt to make larger television sets less obtrusive in people’s homes. The new style set, designed by Loewe expert Michael Friebe, was listed in the 2011 iF COncept Design competition, and here he talks about the benefits of having one such TV. “As the first of its kind, the Loewe Invisio introduces technical innovation, combining conventional LCD and the latest TOLED display technology. This allows is to create non-transparent/solid moving pictures with rich color reproduction and full contrast range from solid black to pristine white.”
Loewe has always been one of the leading TV technology masters in the world. Back in 1931, they held the first demostration of a public telelvision broadcast, they created the first cassette tape recorder in 1950, manufactured the first video recorder in 1961 and produced the world’s first stereo television set in 1981. No strangers to pioneering technology, they were one of the first companies, in 1998, to manufacture a TV that could connect to the internet. Also in this productive year, they introduced Loewe Spheros, the first flat-screen TV. Loewe may have an advantage in that they employ over 1,000 people to help develop new technologies and ideas, with around 120 of these working as engineers and technicians. They are such a well established brand that they are represented in 50 countries where you can find exclusive Loewe Galleries in major international cities such as Madrid, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Copenhagen, Vienna, Moscow, and Hong Kong.
Do not expect to see this innovative TV sets in stores just yet however, as although the technology for the disappearing flat screens is there, producing them in large enough panels is not yet possible. We will update you as soon as we have any more news.