Amsterdam, April 12, 2018 – While we all dream of the latest supersized TV and hi-fi, our actual living space may dictate something on a more modest scale and perhaps require that we must compromise on picture or sound quality – or even both!
Not any longer! The Philips 5863 beautifully integrates a high-quality TV (24” and 32”) and a powerful Bluetooth hi-fi speaker - that can be used either with the TV or listened to independently – into a highly stylish design that has just received a prestigious 2018 Red Dot Product Design Award.
The Red Dot Awards are one of the largest and most respected annual celebrations of product design on the global stage.
Each year, over 5,000 submissions from nearly 60 nations across the globe are tested and inspected by a team of 40 strong, specialized design experts who judge the Red Dot entries for innovation, quality, functionality and ecological compatibility - before awarding the international Red Dot award for the best designed products in each category.
The original concept for the 5863 was for the integration of a dedicated sound base into a TV to create a new product category specially designed to create amazing sound and TV images in secondary spaces such as kitchens and bedrooms.
Philips TV has focused on reducing the frontal silhouette of both the TV screen and the speaker while improving image and sound quality over existing conventional TVs. The overall appeal of the design has also been enhanced by the inclusion of a classy rear mounted (chrome/silver) arm to connect the screen to the stylish, angled separate speaker base - which features an acoustically transparent speaker fabric, developed in collaboration with Danish fabric specialists Kvadrat.
The new set will be available in autumn 2018 in both 24” and 32” versions and will include Smart functionality for the first time, featuring Philips own, easy-to-use and intuitive Saphi Smart system interface.
Commenting on the award, Rod White, Chief Designer for TP Vision said: “It is always a major challenge to combine two products and still offer an improved overall final form factor, one that is far more than just the sum of its parts. We are the only brand to offer this integrated proposition and I believe that through careful detailing, tight tolerances, the use of high-quality materials and finish, plus the enhanced performance and functionality, we have turned the 5863 into an exceptional, stand-out product.
I’m delighted that the Red Dot organisation agrees that we have successfully executed the concept and has honoured the product with a 2018 Design Award”.
About TP Vision
TP Vision is a dedicated TV player in the world of visual digital entertainment. TP Vision concentrates on developing, manufacturing and marketing Philips branded TV sets in Europe, Russia, Middle East, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and selected countries in Asia-Pacific. We do this by combining our design expertise and innovative Philips TV heritage with the operational excellence, flexibility and speed of TPV Technology. With these combined strengths, we bring high-quality TV sets to the market: smart and easy to use with sophisticated styling. We believe in creating products that offer a superior TV experience for consumers. With Philips TVs, TP Vision is a global leader in the hospitality market. TP Vision is the exclusive brand licensee of Philips TVs for the above listed countries. TP Vision employs close to 2,000 people in several locations around the globe and is 100% owned by TPV, one of the world’s leading monitor and LCD TV manufacturers, selling and marketing Philips branded TVs in China. TPV has been able to drive its growth over the years by leveraging its economies of scale and core competencies in R&D, manufacturing, logistic efficiency and quality.