NEWS: Hide your flatscreen TV in the fireplace

Lottery winners roll up! If you want to get one up on your neighbours, we’ve got just the thing: a marble fireplace designed to hide your flatscreen TV when it’s not in use. Picture House has created the Kiara, yours for the princely sum of £4000.

It’s a fully working electric fireplace, with an output of 2kW, but press the remote control and – hey presto – your flatscreen TV will rise into view. When you’ve finished watching, press the remote again and the TV will disappear.

The unit is freestanding, doesn’t require a flue and can easily be moved. There’s a matching marble cabinet (£979) for your DVD player and other home cinema equipment.

Designer David Free describes the fireplace as “a blend of raw, rough stone and the elegance of highly polished marble with Romanesque columns at each end”. It’s 159cm wide, 102cm high and 60cm deep.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.