If a small footprint is what you are looking for in a TV stand, then a pedestal stand may be a good option. They definitely are minimalist in design. They are also useful in an office context, since they tend to be lighter, and therefore easier to carry from room to room, than a regular stand, cabinet or console. Some come with an integrated shelf, which is an ideal spot for a DVD player.
TV pedestal stands:
TV pedestal stands example. Pictured: Peerless FPZ-646 Flat Panel Stand for 32 to 46-Inch Flat Panel Screens (Gloss Black)
Also of interest: VocoPro MS-76 TV Monitor Stand / Premier Mounts PSD-TTS/B Universal Tabletop Stand (Black base) / BDI Arena 9972 Freestanding Flat Panel TV Mount for 40-Inch – 60-Inch TVs – Gloss Black by Becker.