LG has finally found a great reason to curve displays. LG have created the world’s largest largest OLED display in the world at South Korea’s Incheon International Airport. LG worked closely with the renowned French design firm Wilmotte & Associes to develop the massive structures which adorn the main terminal of the award-winning airport.
The display arc is composed of a staggering 140 55” curved OLED panels, resulting in a display that stands 13 meters high and 8 meters across. Not only did they create one of these monsters, but LG opened the wallet and sprung for 2 curved displays that will show off the capabilities of OLED technology (namely accurately reproducing dark scenes) such as brilliant fireworks set against a night sky. And because every pixel in an OLED display emits its own light, there is no need for heavy LED backlighting, making both of the airport displays incredibly light and flexible, allowing them to hang from the ceiling with minimal support.
“These OLED displays perfectly complement the advanced technology that our airport has become known for,” said Park Wan-su, president and CEO at Incheon International Airport. “We are always eager to showcase to the millions of travellers every year the cutting-edge technology that originates from Korea. OLED is a prime example of that.”
“While the world’s largest OLED sign is certainly something to be proud of, we are more excited about the opportunity to introduce travellers from across the world to the magic of OLED,” said Ro Se-yong, senior vice president and head of business-to-business solutions at LG Electronics. “The benefits of OLED technology can only be viewed, they cannot be described with mere words.”