Panasonic took its place in the Milan Furniture Salon to present a very experimental concept in partnership with the Swiss company Vitra furniture. It is a TV with a transparent OLED panel. It can display everything behind it when it you turn it off.
The transparent screen is inside a wooden frame. That frame hides all the electronic components of the device inside it. The idea is that you can, for example, put decorating objects behind the panel. And they will be displayed whenever the TV screen is turned off.
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You can see the operation of the transparent OLED panel in the video below. The designer Daniel Rybakken published the video in Instagram. He is one of the project leaders.
This version is the result of two years of research involving Panasonic and Vitra. The device was on display at the Mobile Lounge last week. But companies have yet to give much technical details on how it works. Panasonic said it is evaluating the reaction to the prototype. And it’s also studying the feasibility of a commercial launch.