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How The Television Bracket Became A Centrepiece of Luxury Interior Design 

From tiny boxes with antennae to wall mounted flat screens, we discuss how the television came to be the hallmark of any beautifully organised living room, and what to consider in selecting TV brackets for your home.

Sep 11, 2023 | By Max Sin

Some might say full-sized television (TV) sets are a thing of the past. Most people today consume entertainment media on streaming services and do so through a range of portable devices, “watching TV” on the commute to work, while brushing their teeth or under the blanket before bed. Yet, one cannot deny the impact the TV has had on the way we organise living spaces in our homes. 

scrolling on phone
Photo: Priscilla Du Preez

The TV revolution began in the 1950s when nearly all shows were broadcast live, resulting in the TV becoming an important and probably the only mode of staying connected to major events or celebrities from the comfort of one’s home. It is no wonder then that the earliest TVs were built to resemble wooden furniture — TVs began as a core piece of interior design.

portrayed white family watching television in the 70s
Photo: Country Living

Further, TV sets were the focal point of entertainment in a household, serving as an anchor of any living room or gathering space, and an important aspect of beautiful luxury interior design. A living space was not truly beautiful if it did not have a beautiful TV set as its anchor.  

Beautiful Television, Beautiful Home

Today, the standard for TVs in luxury interior design are wall mounted flatscreens TVs. The carefully placed flatscreen can add class to any living space. It can transform the room into one that is more inviting, hospitable and of course, entertaining. More than just a screen for games or old family videos, a luxe flatscreen can also be a symbol of culture — the receptacle for your favourite arts house film or concert to stream to your guests. On the flip side, an ugly, ill-placed TV set cannot help but draw attention to itself in how it stands out incoherently to the space.

Flatscreen TV in a neutral aesthetic room
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For a well-designed television bracket to complete your home setup, the LUXUO team favours the Vogel’s Signature Motorised TV Bracket (TVM7675). This award-winning TV bracket was designed with an integrated cable inlay system which conveniently wraps up to four metres of cable from wall to television, hiding the mess seamlessly behind. The TVM7675 was designed for screens measuring 100 to 196cm, supporting up to 35kg with a sleek quad-arm neck. 

Vogel’s wall mount in action. Photo: Vogel’s

This TVM7675 can extend your screen up to 72cm from the wall and swivel up to 120° in all directions, giving you a variety of lounging configurations to choose from. When not in use or in need of more space, simply retract the arms back into the wall, transforming your flatscreen into something like a wall mounted art piece. The extensive range of motion also helps to avoid sunlight glare when enjoying your shows, allowing you to find the perfect configuration to snuggle into your comfy corner. The cherry on top must be the automated motion through the voice assistance app — simply voice a command or swipe a finger and the wall mount will swivel the screen to come to you.

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Still, there are proponents for the trend of TV-less homes. Critics will claim that TVs have displaced the fireplace and disrupted family life, robbing from its household members attention, time and energy. Yet, can the same not be said of smart-devices and social media apps? In a strange full circle, perhaps the way to peel our eyes off doom-scrolling feeds is to return to traditional entertainment spaces where watching content is a way to gather together rather than to be alone. For a beautiful living room with a TV setup of both form and function, consider Vogel’s selection of luxury TV brackets here

family playing while watching TV on a Vogel's wall mount
Photo: Vogel’s.

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