Home of the future
Philips have displayed their vision of the future for consumer electronics. And it is a return to the past. Gone are the overt symbols of affluence such as huge TVs, telephones and stereos. Instead these crucial items are integrated with everyday furniture that serves multiple functions.
"This sketch by Philips Design CEO and Chief Creative Director Stefano Marzano in 1999 sets out his design philosophy. For him, the home of the future will look more like the home of the past than the home of the present."
We've already seen this happen to a limited extent as computers become more TV like. Some small companies have already started to integrate TVs etc into everyday items but to little effect. It's about time someone radically altered the look of our living spaces.
Via: Business Week