Our Story

 

 

 

From concept to creation, Aquavision is the brainchild of Alastair Benn.

 

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The possibility that sleek, elegantly designed waterproof and in-wall televisions could be engineered, manufactured and made available for market in the UK was regarded as “inconceivable” by many.  Undeterred, Alastair went to work and developed his idea.

It was 1997 when he created the first waterproof television in his garage.  Soon after, he won his first order for a hotel project and had the entire family assisting him in boxing and dispatching the televisions.

Alastair continues to drive the team forward and remains instrumental in the development of new, innovative products.

“Today, with the support of our distributors and industry relations, the ‘Aquavision’ brand is well established and successful.  This fuels our passion to continue to produce high quality, luxury televisions.  We never compromise on quality and this is why we remain the number one British manufacturer of in-wall and waterproof televisions.” he says.

 

Television has evolved since its inception in the 1940’s. First black and white, then colour in the late 50’s. It’s come a long way since then, for a while it seemed the 21” would be the standard however the early 90’s CRT or conventional “tube” televisions actually grew up to 40”.

In 1997 the first flat screen television was introduced.  Though it was the same picture size, it was less than two thirds the weight of the conventional tube television.  From that point on as the flat screen gained popularity the resolutions got better, the sizes bigger and the demand for slimmer televisions increased. Why is that?  Cultural anthropology reveals our inert nature to continue to improve the designs of our living spaces and enhance lifestyles.  At Aquavision we have always believed televisions should be built in the wall to blend into the home décor.  We introduced the first in-wall television in 1997 and, since it remains the most pervasive technology in the home, we believe it deserves its pride of place.  Despite changing viewing habits due to the technological media revolution, television viewing is on the rise!

 

Knowing television is ‘hard-wired’ into 21st century culture, this spurred us on to pioneer a number of “world’s first” products.  We are proud innovators of waterproof televisions and remain the only company to manufacture an expansive range of high performance in wall televisions from 16” – 85”.