fuseproject continues to help canal+ bring minimalism to the cable box
 
fuseproject continues to help canal+ bring minimalism to the cable box fuseproject continues to help canal+ bring minimalism to the cable box
aug 05, 2015

fuseproject continues to help canal+ bring minimalism to the cable box

fuseproject continues to help canal+ bring minimalism to the cable box
all images courtesy of fuseproject

 

 

 

 

as technology advanced, fuseproject design studio was able to consistently bring new innovations to the set-top box, re-imagining its form while still maintaining existing brand equity. the fuseproject ‘le cube s’ for french television provider canal+, is the culmination of the work – at less than a quarter of the size of the original ‘le cube’, this is the first set-top box to fit cleanly in the palm of your hand. its matte black surface hides an invisible, high quality and full color displaying, dissolving the line between screen and product. the top of the cube highlights a textured pattern of opposing lines, cognizant of the canal+ interface. at only eight centimeters by eight centimeters, the fuseproject ‘le cube s’ was able to keep the size small by removing the hard drive and storing it in the corresponding white stand. in order to maximize aesthetic discretion and fit in the home, the designers kept the cube a matte black, and the made the display invisibly integrated into its surface. 

fuseproject-canal-le-cube-s-designboom-02the cube is only eight centimeters by eight centimeters in size

 

 

 

 

while the average set-top box will only display the channel number, fuseproject knew they had an opportunity to utilize the screen to create a more meaningful experience for canal+ customers. the full color LCD display is 320×240 pixel screen, presenting channel logos, and eventually show program notifications to users. at only 61mm by 46mm, the quality of this display is crisp and detailed. it’s highly programmable screen that hides discreetly behind the matte black coloring of the device itself, disappearing when not in use. to help maintain the brand proprietorship fuseproject built with the previous designs, they kept the 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, and desirable for the home. it’s just to bad no one watches television through a cable box anymore.

fuseproject-canal-le-cube-s-designboom-03the top of the cube highlights a textured pattern

 

fuseproject-canal-le-cube-s-designboom-04fuseproject kept the white canal+ logo in the corner of the cube

 

fuseproject-canal-le-cube-s-designboom-05the display is invisibly integrated into its surface

 

fuseproject-canal-le-cube-s-designboom-06the cube is matte black to maximize aesthetic discretion and fit in the home

 

fuseproject-canal-le-cube-s-designboom-07the full color LCD display is 320×240 pixel screen

 

fuseproject-canal-le-cube-s-designboom-08the hard drive was removed and stored it in the corresponding white stand

 

fuseproject-canal-le-cube-s-designboom-09fuseproject textured the lid to match the brand’s existing user interface

 

fuseproject-canal-le-cube-s-designboom-10concept drawings of the cube

 

fuseproject-canal-le-cube-s-designboom-11the display presents channel logos, and eventually show program notifications to users

 

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    technology news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    482,793 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample
    privacy policy