I don’t think I am the only designer to really strongly dislike large televisions..especially in the main living area of the home. It becomes such a focal point and just kills the whole ambience of the room screaming technology..and sometimes on top of that dated ! What to do..it is always a question at least to me as a designer but not so much with my clients. It is seen as a given that there will be a large..sometimes extremely large black screen in this room period. I do not remember a time this has not been a problem [ok a couple of design jobs it hasn't been]. It is not only a reoccurring problem but one that has grown in size..literally! So..again I am having a conversation this week with a client concerning the new master bedroom where I have to find a wall space for… you guessed it, a good sized TV. There is no need for discussion as if we were talking about a toilet that has to be in the bathroom. I am again reviewing sourcing to see if there is a gadget that has come out this year which involves pushing a button to make TV’s appear and disappear. I did not see anything close to that and everything that does a good job at making the situation go away with tracks and a remote is super expensive..like thousands of dollars. So here are some solutions I have come up with that will not break the budget and still do the best job at concealing the monsters. Let me know what you think!
The pic above with the vintage map on a roller [think old time grammar school] works! This could also be a vintage poster put on a roller!
This cabinet has motorized track to lift a panel to open and close the TV space. The back of the TV has perforated metal to all heat to escape.
Love this swivel panel in the wall to conceal the TV!
Panels on a manual track
Invisible electronic track by Auton. This makes the artwork completely flush with the wall.
Electronic lift kits can be added to cabinets . These are also a product of Auton
This super-sized TV is actually built into a sliding wood door frame.