Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec's Sans Serif TV, which was designed for Samsung in 2015
Samsung took the brave step last year of commissioning avant-garde designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec to design a television.
Serif TV – designed and sold as a piece of furniture rather than a piece of technology – became an instant critical success as well as our most popular story about both Samsung and the Bouroullecs. This was undoubtedly helped by the fact that Dezeen was invited to create a world-exclusive movie about the product.
Also popular this year was our story on
Samsung's new Silicon Valley headquarters, which features pods where staff can take naps.
1. Bouroullec brothers design new TV for Samsung as a piece of furniture
2. Bouroullec brothers' Serif TV for Samsung "does not belong to the world of technology"
3. Samsung's Silicon Valley office by NBBJ features nap pods and music listening rooms
4. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone features a curved screen
5. Yves Behar mounts Samsung's curved TV on a pedestal
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