The early days of television watching saw an upsurge of television cabinetry: purpose-built furniture designed to house and hide away the bulky and unsightly television sets, hi-fi systems and radios of the time. With the advent of smaller and more streamlined, attractive television and radio sets the need for disguising furniture fell away, freeing up space for even larger sets, especially with regards to television screens. There is little more satisfying than a minimally furnished beach-side apartment in Perth or Sydney, Australia, with easy access to the ocean and a fantastic television to unwind with after the day is done!
The day of purpose-built television cabinets, however, is far from over. Or rather, it is probably more accurate to say that the day of this useful piece of furniture is on its way back with suppliers like RVM Australia coming up with ultra modern and classic designs.