Real World - Your House. You're glued to Idol, Big Brother, March Madness, etc. The television is the center of most homes so why not decorate to highlight it rather than hide it. Ever see an entertainment center with the doors closed? This Art Deco style frames the TV and components. Vismara Designs from Italy has it going on.
Implications - As super-sized flat-screen televisions find their way into more consumers' homes, many homeowners are looking for artistic TV surrounds that boast the storage capacity of a standard entertainment center without its bulky form factor. Designers are responding with sleek, elegant designs that frame media centers and big-screen TVs like modern art.