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Hyeona Kim and WooSeok Lee design portable OLED display in the form of an artist's easel

Hyeona Kim and WooSeok Lee explain their design for a movable OLED display that's reminiscent of an artist's easel in this video showcasing the finalists of Dezeen and LG Display's OLEDs Go! competition.

Designed by Seoul-based designers Kim and Lee, Easel incorporates a 43-inch OLED display into a slender aluminium frame that can be folded and leant against a wall or mounted to stand independently.

Easel OLED display situated in a contemporary living room interior
As its name suggests, Easel takes the form of an artist's trestle

The design makes use of the thin and lightweight qualities of OLED displays to create a stand that can be easily collapsed and transported anywhere within the home, ranging from living rooms to balconies.

Easel was designed to save space in contemporary homes and combines multiple functions into one product to reduce the need to buy multiple devices.

Easel OLED display folded and leant against a white wall
Easel can be easily folded away and leant against a wall when not in use

Easel can be switched to a bluetooth speaker or an AI virtual assistant when not in use. The frame can also be used as a hanging rack for magazines or decorative accessories to further blend in within its setting.

It comes in three colour options including graphite, ivory and winter green.

Two Easel OLED displays folded and leant against a white wall – one on TV mode and the other on transparent mode
It can also be used as a bluetooth speaker or a virtual assistant

"Ultimately, we wanted to create an object that harmonises with the user's interior," said the designers.

"We wanted to design something that could serve different functions around the home."

Easel OLED display mounted on a balcony with Netflix logo on screen
Its lightweight quality means it can be used anywhere, from living rooms to balconies

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.

Easel OLED display mounted in a contemporary interior with date and time displayed
The display can be used to hang magazines or decorative items

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.

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