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Faux-Retro Flatscreen TVs

Doshisha's TV is Designed to Look Like a 1970s CRT TV

— November 11, 2016 — Art & Design
For those yearning to reconnect with the stylish, tactile looks of old televisions without sacrificing the technological benefits of modern monitors, Doshisha's new retro television design is perfect. The television offers the best of both worlds, with a design that hearkens to the television-as-furniture appearance of a 1970s CRT TV while displaying its images on a modern flatscreen LCD monitor.

In terms of materials, the Doshisha television's retro casing is made primarily from a varnished red wood and taupe plastic. The dials and nobs on the devices, which are metal, actually control the television's volume and channels (although it comes with a remote control as well, in case consumers aren't fully willing to commit to the 70s theme.)

The monitor itself is a 20 inch LCD flatscreen, which leaves room in the spacious back compartment for consumers to put their laptops (which can connect via HDMI inputs) or cable boxes.
Trend Themes
1. Faux-retro Design - Opportunity for companies to create modern products with nostalgic design elements.
2. Combining Old and New - Potential for businesses to merge classic aesthetics with contemporary technology.
3. Multi-functionality - Possibility for companies to offer products that serve multiple purposes.
Industry Implications
1. Consumer Electronics - Opportunity for consumer electronics companies to create retro-styled TVs with modern features.
2. Furniture - Potential for furniture companies to design pieces that incorporate nostalgic elements in a functional way.
3. Home Entertainment - Possibility for businesses in the home entertainment industry to offer products that combine vintage looks with modern technology.
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