Vintage cues give new life to TV design on this gorgeous concept

While the technology found inside of our TVs sure has come a long way, it’s more difficult to say the same about its design. Those sleek curves and bulbous designs of the 50’s and 60’s have long given way to slim bezels and metal accents. For better or worse, most of the displays found at your local Best Buy or Walmart all sport similar visuals.

PDF Haus, a design studio overseas, has put together a new concept TV that we had to share with you. Based around the iconic Teleavia P111 from the 1960’s, this sleek display has its feet firmly planted in both modern day tech and vintage design.

Like Samsung’s own Serif TVs, this concept is designed to be a center-piece of your living room decor. It’s made to standalone on a user-supplied table top and cannot be mounted to a wall, much like its original 1966 inspiration. Despite have the modern day technology to avoid curved edges, which were mandated by bulbous display panels way back when, PDF Haus retains the vintage styling for authenticity.

What personally makes this concept standout to me is the focus on portability, which is noted by a sleek leather handle that’s integrated into the set. Given that it’s just a pre-production model, there isn’t much in the way of details on size and weight. But a 32-inch panel would be easy enough to move from location to location in your home, if needed.

PDF Haus has released a number of concept images that can be viewed just below. One thing that particularly stuck out to me was the vast number of inputs included: HDMI, RCA, VGA, AUC and more. Now, if this TV ever comes to fruition, the final release may sport an entirely different set of I/O.

While the display itself sports a throwback design that we’re all lusting over, the remote, at least in its concept form, does leave something to be desired. The original inspiration didn’t include a remote, so there isn’t much there for PDF Haus to lean on. In concept, the handheld is palm-sized with all of the basic TV controls you’d come to expect. It’s made of plastic without much in the way of design overall.

At this time, there’s no word if PDF Haus will ever be able to bring its gorgeous concept to life, but we can sure hope. For those looking to step away from the familiar designs of Samsung, VIZIO and others, this would be an excellent option.

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