LG’s throne-shaped OLED chair embraces the future of watching TV on your own


Is it really CES if LG doesn’t present its display technology with a wild and futuristic concept? On display this year, the South Korean company will unveil its “Media Chair,” which is roughly a two-in-one carrycot that combines a reclining chair and a TV.

Although it looks quirky, LG’s chair has the advantage of having almost a personal movie theater in your apartment. Its cradle-shaped design also feels quite comfortable, especially if you plan to spend several hours pampering yourself by an OLED nest.

As far as we know, this may be how everyone will watch TV in the future – alone and comforted only by the gentle embrace of a high-tech recliner, but it’s still hard not to consider the social implications.

LG’s conceptual design really takes away the common aspect of watching a movie together on the couch, but then again, a lot of people are already watching movies on their own on their laptops or computers anyway.

Vertical visualization – LG’s “modern relaxation device” concept also includes a comfortable recliner combined with a 55-inch curved OLED display. According to LG, the screen’s curvature radius of 1500R is the optimum angle to use the screen.

You will also be able to really feel the movie you are watching, as the media chair’s audio system can vibrate the screen to produce sound instead of using the external speakers. And if you prefer to scroll through TikTok all day in your TV pod, you can tap the pivot feature on the armrest’s built-in screen to rotate the screen to portrait orientation.

The OLED screens that are featured in the media chair are built with millions of self-emitting pixels, so there is no need to have a separate backlight to illuminate the screen. Flexible displays are also available in collapsible, foldable and even rollable styles, according to LG.

The future of exercise – But that’s not the only funky, futuristic concept LG will showcase at CES 2022. Instead of sitting in the TV pod all day, you could cycle a few miles with its stationary bike concept surrounded by three OLED displays.

LG’s “Virtual Ride” product concept definitely eclipses Peloton’s single-screen design by offering three 55-inch vertical flexible monitors that roll up above the rider. This new design is meant to give the user full immersion, even though it is strangely reminiscent of that episode of Black Mirror.

With these two new concepts, LG continues its tradition of unveiling unique display ideas at CES. Last year, the Korean manufacturer introduced its smart bed with a 55-inch transparent OLED display that can get in and out of the foot of the bed. Many of them fail to hit the market, but LG shipped some of its designs, like its 65-inch roll-up TV that sold for $ 100,000.

LG also plans to introduce more traditional products like its new OLED displays, but the TV module is sure to grab some attention. After all, if you want to be a couch potato, you might as well do it in comfort and style.


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