While the average set-top box will only display the channel number, we knew we had an opportunity to utilize the screen to create a more meaningful experience for Canal+ customers. The full-color LCD display is 320X240 pixel screen, presenting channel logos, and eventually show programme notifications to users. At only 61X46 millimeters, the quality of this display is astonishing. But of course, it also is only present when needed – it’s surface hides discreetly behind the matte black coloring of the device itself, seamlessly disappearing when not in use.
At only eight centimeters by eight centimeters, the Le Cube S is truly a feat of design and technology. By removing the hard drive and storing it in the corresponding stand, we were able to keep the size of the cube as minimal as possible. In order to maximize aesthetic discretion and fit in the home, we kept the cube a matte black, and made the display invisibly integrated into its surface. Once powered on, the high-quality display magically shines through the surface, providing full colored images and channel logos.
To help maintain the brand equity we’ve built with our previous designs, we kept the iconic white Canal+ logo in the corner of the cube, and textured the lid to match the brand’s existing user interface – contrasting perpendicular lines that also hide the cube’s limited buttons. While the final design seemingly appears to be a small black box, it’s the details of the piece that make it subtly stunning, and desirable for the home.
- Gold - Le Cube S, Product Design, 2016
Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards
- Finalist - Le Cube S, Product, 2016
- Le Cube S, Product, 2016
International Design Awards
- Gold - Le Cube S, 2016