Panasonic Television project in 2001 was carried out as the last cathode-ray tube television design before the market’s takeover by flat plasma and liquid crystal displays. Shunji Yamanaka had predicted the technological shift sooner than Panasonic designers and engineers, and suggested that they design the most beautiful cathode-ray tube television ever to mark the technology’s finale. The exterior design was inspired by the beautiful curve of an actual tube that enlarges from back to front as the magnetic field influences the cathode ray.

MATERIALS: Fiber-reinforced plastic, Acrylic resin, Aluminum / DIMENSIONS: 780x566x437mm / PROJECT STARTED: January 2001 / COMPLETED: May 2001 DESIGN: Shunji Yamanaka / PROTOTYPE FABRICATION: Nichinan Corp. / CLIENT: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.