Design Pick #8 – IKEA Uppleva

Category: Home / Entertainment
Available: June 2012 (Europe)
Price: $96

Television’s have come on leaps and bounds over the last 30 or so years, with significant developments in size, quality and interactivity. With all the big brands, Sony, LG, Samsung, pushing the boundaries in technology, a certain Swedish company have decided to take a different route. IKEA have launched the Uppleva, not just a television, it’s a full media centre. A 1080p HD TV, a blu-ray player, surround sound; all built into intelligently designed storage space. Unsightly wires are tucked away out of site, because all four elements are built as one, seamlessly together.

This is uncharted territory for IKEA, never having launched a television before, let alone a whole new way of approaching home entertainment. Personally, I really like the idea. The aesthetic fits into what I would regard the young, modern family environment; and is bound to be a talking point in the household.

Check out an in depth article courtesy of online tech magazine Wired.

Uppleva Article @ Wired


About Tom McCluskey

My name is Tom, and this is my blog! I'm 19 years of age, and just beginning my 2nd year of a BSc/BA Product Design degree at Bournemouth University, UK. Otherwise, I live at home in Romford, London (not Essex!) during the summer period. Design is something I'm taking ever more seriously in life. Starting my degree, hoping to explore a field I had dabbled in with GCSE Graphics at school, design has gradually become something of an obsession. Shoe/Trainer/Sneaker design is something that particularly interests and inspires me, I'm quite the "sneakerhead", and I plan on using this blog to showcase my journey through university, and beyond. When it comes to extracurricular activities, I'm a big fan of sports, football and badminton in particular. West Ham United are my team, and you'd struggle to find a more passionate fan. Just ask my girlfriend, I was absolutely delirious when we won the play off's final against Blackpool earlier this year, COYI! Anyway, I hope you enjoy what I've got to showcase here in my blog, thanks for dropping by. Tom.
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