This Ultra-Flat Air Conditioner That Could Be Mistaken For Artwork

An Ultra-Flat Air Conditioner That Could Be Mistaken For Artwork

Those living in apartments or homes without central air have to come to terms with ugly, boxy air conditioners hanging out their windows. It's either that, or be roasted alive in the summer. But it doesn't have to be that way, not when LG is somehow packing air conditioners into these ultra-slim housings that hang on your wall like artwork.

In fact, LG's aptly-named Artcool Stylist Inverter V air conditioner features subtle LED lighting that adds to the appeal, and by changing colours it lets you know if the unit is actively cooling or heating a room. At just under five inches thick it's less obtrusive than existing wall-mounted AC units, and since you don't need to run plumbing lines to deal with excess condensation, installation is a lot easier.

An Ultra-Flat Air Conditioner That Could Be Mistaken For Artwork

Cool or warm air blasts from three different sides of the air conditioner so that it more efficiently fills a room, and the unit comes with a slick wireless remote that uses a 3.4-inch touchscreen for setting the temperature and tweaking the brightness and colour of the LED lighting. It will be available sometime this month and while pricing hasn't been revealed just yet, given its size it probably won't be much more expensive than the box you already precariously hang in your open window. [LG


    Where's the condenser ? I take it that this is just the air conditioner head unit and the condenser is outside the building. They might be quieter than the traditional window box air conditioner but because a professional has to come fit it and gas it up, installation costs the same as the unit itself.

    A 120mm thick one metre square isn't small. Maybe less obtrusive but my current AC unit is high up on the wall and not nearly as obtrusive as having it at eye level would be.

    When is it coming to Australia? Nothing on their site yet...

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