Gone were the days where wall-mount is the fad flatscreen TVs. These days, having your gloriously huge, super thin, super high resolution flat panel TV on a stand is the way to go. Sony have long understand this, but Samsung isn’t far behind either. The South Korean electronics giant has teamed up with Dezeen, a design and architectural magazine, to call upon the creative minds from around the world to submit their vision of a TV stand for Samsung QLED TV line. The competition attracted over 1,200 submissions from no less than 83 countries.

Clearly, there is no lack of designers who want to have say about how TV stand should look like and the response to the competition is also an affirmation that the design community have had enough of lacklustre TV stands; it is time for a change. TV stand should not be an option. It will not stand as a reserve for times when wall-mounting is not an option. It wants to make a stand (pun intended with no apologies) and thanks to Samsung’s first ever global TV accessory design competition, TV stand maybe getting its long overdue attention.

15 designs have been shortlisted for further judging where five winning designs will be picked and the winning designers will be entitled to a total cash prize of 30,000 euros. The final five winners will be announced on August 21, 2017, Samsung said. In the mean time, we would like to invite you to admire 15 finalists. Trust me, you will never look at TV stands the same way again. I swear these designs will make you regret the hold you made on the wall. So, without further ado, please continue reading to catch the fifteen wonderful TV stand designs.

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Samsung x Dezeen QLED TV Stand Design Competition
RøR by Fulden Dehneli
Samsung x Dezeen QLED TV Stand Design Competition
Flamingo by Manuel Fernandez Rubio
Samsung x Dezeen QLED TV Stand Design Competition
Ppalli Ppalli Palitos by Xose Manuel Figueroa
Samsung x Dezeen QLED TV Stand Design Competition
AY!EH! (At Your Eye Height) by Hyunjeong Kim
Samsung x Dezeen QLED TV Stand Design Competition
Sail by S+A Studio
Samsung x Dezeen QLED TV Stand Design Competition
Catch the Wave by Anthony Chieh
Samsung x Dezeen QLED TV Stand Design Competition
Shift by Juozas Brundza
Samsung x Dezeen QLED TV Stand Design Competition
PlantLife by Martina Krastev
Samsung x Dezeen QLED TV Stand Design Competition
Personality by Blond
Samsung x Dezeen QLED TV Stand Design Competition
Optical Suspension by Marcelo Dantas
Samsung x Dezeen QLED TV Stand Design Competition
Growth by Santiago Bautista
Samsung x Dezeen QLED TV Stand Design Competition
Fly by Blisse Zetsche
Samsung x Dezeen QLED TV Stand Design Competition
V Up by Petar Cosic
Samsung x Dezeen QLED TV Stand Design Competition
Butterfly by Rene Walk
Samsung x Dezeen QLED TV Stand Design Competition
Stratos by Sonny Lim

Images via Dezeen/Samsung.

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