Cinema house

Designer furniture for home theater - a report from the exhibition Abitare il Tempo, held last September

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Materials prepared: Dilara Muradova

A photo: Kirill Ovchinnikov

Magazine: N11 (78) 2003

We equip our home theaters with the latest technology and furnish them with the most comfortable furniture. We can even afford "recumbent seats" in the home cinema - and why not? We can install two screens in a room at once: a TV or a plasma panel and another one for a projector. And in addition to all this, we choose: to arrange a home cinema in the living room or to give him a separate room? We bring to your attention 14 home theaters for the most demanding taste. Take a seat! On your favorite sofa in the living room ("Cinema for home"), on respectable chairs and frivolous couches in the home cinema hall ("Cinema for the home"), sometimes even managed by a system of "smart home" ("Smart House"). Home cinema needs a good company, and above all - in designer furniture ("House for the cinema"). And in us, the audience. How else?Part one. Cinema house At some point, televisions (panels, projectors, plasmas, further down the list) became such an important part of the house that they had to be somehow combined with furniture. Designers thought about how to make them look attractive, and furniture makers - how to build a comfortable house for them. The fact that came out of this - a report from the exhibition Abitare il Tempo, held last September ...451 degrees Fahrenheit (philosophical futuristic house) Curator of the project "Raft in the room" [1, 2] Tanya Solchi acted, the author was Peter Bottazzi, technical support was provided by the company Bang&Olufsen. Showed a model of a futuristic house. The “raft-living room” - “at the same time a carpet, a fireplace, a veranda, a boat, a balcony, a shelter, a shelter, a sanctuary enclosed on an area of ​​several meters”, as followed from the description, was a huge installation, the television panel being the absolute center. The panel showed "Barbarella", but the connection with the 60s was seen and so. It was at that time that the huge screens were the obligatory decoration of Hollywood films, and the relationship between man and television was one of the main themes of science fiction. So, to understand what is happening now, read "451 degrees Fahrenheit" ...Carefully, the doors are closing (classic house) Probably, TV models whose design will be classical or at least suitable for a classical setting will not appear soon. In the absence of such at the moment, furniture manufacturers are trying to come up with their own solutions to the problem. One of the most worthy and interesting examples was presented by the specialists of Santo Passaia. [3]. According to the company, they wanted to "show the connection between classic objects made in the old taste, and technology." In fact, they managed to hide it well. The television system is installed in the closet, the doors of which are opened by remote control. With the exception of the “filling,” the wardrobe looks more than classic - a walnut tree coated with aged cherries, gold details, handcrafted - and ideally combined with the same classic surroundings.Where are the dreams (house in fusion style) The biggest TV spot of humanity has always been to see TV as a picture on the wall. That is what Alberto Smaña, the head and designer of Smania, used to offer the Anteprima television system. [4]. The exotic version of the fusion, as it turned out, feels quite organic in combination with high technology. The “picture” is hanging on the “wall” of veneered wenge, and the “frame”, covered with crocodile skin, is effectively illuminated by hidden LEDs. As for the environment - it can be both exotic and just modern. City Lights (glamorous house) Designer Enrico Molteni, apparently inspired by real cinemas, so the main thing in the Genesis system he created for Turri is countless lights [5]. Light sources are installed as a matrix in a vertically standing steel panel. But the glow effect is more the result of the successful use of reflective surfaces: ivory-colored lacquer coating and smooth steel. Together, it all looks like a funny mix of futurism and art deco. The furniture fitting the occasion is a large armchair with an intricate pattern and a glass table.All inclusive (universal house) Tess (Theater&Sofa System) [6], created by Controdesign for Swan, is interesting primarily by the fact that it really is a system of several objects. The main element in it, of course, installation for the TV. Its design resembles a wall, with the difference that from the wall itself, in fact, there was only a skeleton, and the main attention went to the TV. In full accordance with this arrangement, shelf accents are intended to accommodate the latest innovations in the field of audio and video systems. The sofa is large, comfortable and soft - with a built-in mechanism that varies the inclination of the headboard - so that it is comfortable to lie down, and a pouf that can be used as an extra seat, footrest or coffee table. The main advantage of this option - versatility and ease of use.Less is more (minimalist house) The easiest option and at the same time very compact [7]. The author is Astor Mobili in collaboration with Studio 28 and Studio Kairos. Forerunner - Supports for TV pre-era. The top is made of lacquered melamine panels, the bottom is made of aluminum. There is a glass box in which you can store various useful things, and lights. Nothing particularly complicated. Therefore, most likely, it will ideally fit into the interior, made in the tradition of Less is more.