Congratulations to KLC Tutor and Interior Designer, Gerard Puxhe, for being selected as a finalist for the Dezeen Samsung Ambient Mode design competition.
The €29,500 competition asked entrants to create a visual experience that displays when the TV is not in use. The shortlisted designers responded with the likes of a virtual architectural extension, a window to other parts of the world and a personal assistant that brings in data from the user's life.
Gerard has created a design called “Architectural Extension”. See design below:
Gerard’s design aims to integrate the digital and the physical world in a believable way. The inspiration was the limitation of having the TV frame. He integrated the design to the frame so it looks realistic and not just like an image, video or app in a frame.
The design is able to respond to people and different times of the day. The LED lighting changes as time passes, as well as the sky in the background. It also changes when the space light does. Thanks to the QLED TV movement sensors, the flower or the flame of a candle will move when a person passes by, for example. A person's shadow can also appear in the niche if a person gets closer. There are many different possibilities.
Judging took place at electronics trade show IFA in Berlin, which runs from 31 August to 5 September 2018, with the winner announced on 3 September 2018 on Dezeen. Take a look at all the designs here!
Well done to Gerard thus far!