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WATCH: Gigantic sculptural folding screen

C SEED N1 is brought to you by the luxury AV folks that dreamed up last year's M1 which rose out of the floor.

Last year, high-end audio-visual hardware maker C Seed unveiled a monster $400,000 MicroLED model–the M1–that was housed under the living room floor until needed. Now the company has announced its budget option–a half-price version that unfolds like it’s predecessor but remains above ground as a modern matte sculpture; it resembles a giant closed Leatherman that looks like it could double as a bench.

It’s much more practical, affordable, and way, way easier to install.

Like the M1 the N1 television rises from its resting position until vertical. Then five display panels fold out to form one huge flat surface.

WATCH this $400,000 LED screen disappear into the floor

“We operate on the top end of the high-end market,” company CEO, Alexander Swatek understated. “Many of our clients collect art, all appreciate latest media technology, and all demand a visual quality that complies with highly refined interior design, be it classic, modern, or totally avant-garde.”


When upright and unfolded, the 4K UHD television can rotate 90 degrees left and right to match viewing needs, and something called Adaptive Gap Calibration technology makes the borders between the screen panels disappear to produce seamless big-screen visuals.

Inside it carries 16-bit color processing, support for HDR10+ dynamic content, 1,000 nits of brightness, a refresh rate of 3,840 Hz, and 30,000:1 contrast. The display has also been treated to a surface coating to help reduce glare.

The system includes five HDMI ports, two USB, plus an Ethernet connection, and the base/stand under the expansive screen serves as an integrated 9.2 audio system with two 100-watt speakers.

The C Seed N1 will be available  Q1 2023 in 103-, 137- and 165-inch 4K versions, pricing starts at US$190,000.

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