Dezeen’s OLEDs Go! Competition – Winner Announced
The winner of the global OLEDs Go! Competition, hosted by LG Display and Dezeen, is revealed!
The global ‘OLEDs Go! Competition’ hosted by LG Display and Dezeen sought designs that enhanced daily processes. We received over 200 entrants from more than 50 countries and were blown away by the innovation and skill showcased across the competition. Each entry demonstrated an impressive understanding of how OLED display’s innovative technology can be used to solve existing problems. We want to extend huge congratulations to all entrants for their originality and incredible attention to detail.
The top 5 finalists were announced in April, which included ideas based on OLED technology’s key qualities, such as flexibility, lightness and thinness, as well as being transparent due to having no back-light for a light source. Entrees had diverse ideas using OLED, such as a flexible screen, a rollable display, a three-in-one console, a transparent TV that curves into a shelf and a device that can be wheeled from room to room. Many of the designs were inspired by the recent pandemic, representing a shift in how we use technology in our own homes. The judges were impressed with the quality of each design, but there can only be one final winner.
Congratulations to our first place winners, Richard Bone & Jisu Yun for the design of Scroll, a design for a Transparent OLED TV that double functions as a shelf, securing the grand prize of €15,000! Signal’s foldable screen/ambient light takes second place with the prize of €10,000, and Flag. R’s rollable screen, Console’s TV/light and LG Trollie’s portable device take joint third place in the competition, receiving €7,000 each.
Scroll was created by design duo Richard Bone and Jisu Yun. This unique design uses OLED’s transparent technology to make the black screen disappear when not in use. Inspired by an unraveled scroll, the slim OLED screen flicks into a curve at the bottom to create a simple shelf made from anodized metal. This innovative piece of technology is the perfect combination of form and function.
TVBLE by Dunsol Ko
A table with an OLED top that tilts to become a TV. This design can transform a dining room into a living room at the touch of a button.
UcmaG by Sedat Özer
A TV suspended in the air that can be rotated/angled with ease. This minimalist design hangs from a metal tube with an anchored weight on the floor for balance.
Folio by Kevin Chiam
A portable screen that can be carried like a bag and unfolded to reveal a curved screen – perfect for on-the-go working, gaming or streaming.
Trestle by Richard Bone and Jisu Yun of Studio Boo Boon
A flexible, rollable OLED display hidden within a wooden shelf. The shelf can be freestanding or lean against the wall to become a design feature in itself.
O.ledsgo.VEN by Dries Laperre and Laura Willems of Surplace
An oven with an integrated transparent OLED screen built on three layers of heat-resistant glass. The screen provides cooking instructions, real-time feedback on what’s in the oven and entertainment.
Wonderful World by Huan Khoo
A flexible OLED canopy that can be fitted to a crib with a wooden arch, providing a safe, immersive experience for babies or pets.
Virage by Camille Paillard and Romain Voulet of CP–RV
A three-in-one room divider, ambient light and wraparound OLED display that can roll up for easy storage.
Monolith by André Cardoso, João Almeida and Joel Azevedo
An 88-inch screen that folds into a sophisticated monolith for contemporary spaces. The OLED doubles up as an ambient light when not in use.
ON&ON by Romain Voulet and Camille Paillard of CP–RV
View artwork or posters with this picture frame that doubles up as a transparent OLED screen. ON&ON is the second shortlisted entry from this design duo.
Smart Airport Luggage Cart by Sungjik Kim
A transparent touchscreen OLED display that provides smart updates on luggage carts. Designed to improve the airport check-in and boarding experience.
Diode by Mina Morcos
An intuitive wall-mounted digital tape recorder and speaker with a transparent OLED touchscreen, designed for audiophiles and the high-end consumer market.
Lily by Sinan Anayurt
An OLED screen designed to grow virtual plants and flowers in a sculpturistic form. Intended for offices or areas without enough sunlight for natural plants.
Glide by Emilios Farrington-Arnas and André Cardoso
A carryall bag with a foldable 27-inch OLED screen on the outside. The bag can be unfolded to use as a full-size screen for work or used on-to-go to display art, presentations or movies.
Railo by Liron Gino and Niv Cohen
An OLED screen designed to fit comfortably at the end of a hospital bed. Medical information is displayed on the back while the patient can watch TV from the front.
OLED TV XYZ by JangHyeok Choi and Kanghyeon Won
Offering something for generations X, Y and Z, this rollable OLED is as much a piece of stylish furniture as it is a TV screen.
Delivering a widespread compendium of inspiring designs, the OLEDs Go! Competition, hosted by LG Display and Dezeen, demonstrates a plethora of possibilities in which OLED technology can be used to innovate, inspire and educate our day-to-day lives.