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Studio WA+CH designs movable OLED screens that double as room dividers

In this video showcasing the finalists of Dezeen and LG Display's OLEDs Go! competition, Studio WA+CH explains its concept for a movable OLED display that can be used as a room divider, whiteboard and video conferencing device.

The concept was designed by Milan-based design practice Studio WA+CH, which comprises Fuhua Wang and Weichih Chen, as well as designers Tzyun Huang and Wenheng Chang.

A Vivid display being used as a whiteboard and another used to display digital plants
The displays can be used as digital whiteboards or as interior decorations when not in use

Called Vivid, the design makes use of the possibility for OLED screens to be transparent when they're not in use to create a multifunctional OLED display that can be used for work, entertainment or as an interior decoration.

The product was designed to aid users in the transition from working to relaxing at home. When used for office work, the screen can be used as a digital whiteboard or as a video conferencing tool using the camera on its right side.

Four Vivid displays connected to form a room divider in a contemporary interior
Multiple Vivid displays can be connected to form a room divider

When the work day is completed, users can switch on the transparent standby mode or display decorations such as digital plants so that the device seamlessly blends in with its surroundings.

The product can also be connected to multiple Vivid screens to form a stylish OLED wall or room divider. This physical partition enables users to delineate work and living spaces.

A Vivid display being used for video conferencing
The displays are equipped with cameras for video conferencing

The Vivid screens are equipped with wheels to enable easy transportation.

When used for entertainment, the screens can be used for video gaming and browsing social media, as well as used for personal training and other fitness and health programmes such as yoga or aerobics.

"We've created a smart product that can keep up with people's changing lifestyles," said the designers.

"Its interactive design allows users to create a synchronised collaborative environment in different locations at the same time."

A Vivid display being used for yoga
Vivid can be used for personal training or other health and fitness programmes

The design is one of five finalists in Dezeen and LG Display's OLEDs Go! competition, a global contest looking for fresh and innovative ideas that embrace the light, thin, flexible and transparent qualities of OLED displays.

The competition brief asked entrants to create designs that adapt and enhance people's changing lives and provide new experiences.

A Vivid display screen mirroring a social media post
Users can make use of screen mirroring to check social media or watch videos

The finalists were selected from 20 shortlisted designs, which included televisions that fold into lamps and cabinets with digital displays for doors.

The overall winner of the contest will be announced in June.

All of the top five designers will share in the prize pot of €88,000, with the winner receiving €35,000, the runner up will receive €20,000, third place will win €15,000, fourth place will win €10,000 and fifth place will win €8,000.

Partnership content

OLEDs Go! is a partnership between Dezeen and LG Display. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.