Almost every designer have in his or her portfolio something in retro style, even if it’s a concept of modern PC. And now california-based design firm Schultze Works has just announced that it landed a top-three placement in a design competition sponsored by V-Ray, which makes rendering tools for the Rhino 3D modeling software.
Normally, that’s not the kind of thing that attracts a great deal of press attention, but just take a look at the renderings that won the prize. The Schultze Works PhilcoPC Concept is based on the design of the famous 1954 Philco Predicta televisions, with some bright orange, old-school keycaps, and a bit of steampunky sensibility thrown in for good measure.
Dave Schultze, the lead designer said in a statement: “I felt so strongly that, with few exceptions, most computers are engineered eyesores. So it was very cool to receive so much positive feedback.”
Keyboard and mouse are created in the typewriter style but also have steampunk features. Besides its retro look Philco PC runs on Windows 7 and all its specs are modern.However, we have to emphasize that the PhilcoPC doesn’t exist, its just a design prototype.
Although Schultzeworks is shopping the idea around to manufacturers. Schultzeworks might just have a shot at getting the PhilcoPC made: Schultzeworks as had a hand in designing housewares and consumer electronics for the likes of Target, LG, and Microsoft.
We agree with beautifullife.com that this “extremely bright PC is not for everyone and certainly can’t be mass-produced. But it will find its fans for sure.” We wish Schultzeworks the best of luck. [Schultze Works via Beautiful Life]