CEDIA Awards

Best Media Room

Level II

  |  EMEA


by SMC

media room
Shades provide a silent solution and options for differing levels of blackout.

SMC’s client wanted the best quality cinema in a multipurpose room that can still be used as a relaxing lounge area when entertaining. A lover of action and superhero movies, the client wanted to be able to easily watch TV, but also have a very large, high-quality front projection solution that is suitable for epic movie nights and multiplayer gaming.

The team specified a bespoke, acoustically transparent, reverse-roll screen with custom masking and ambient light rejection to deal with the tricky space and all aspect ratio requirements.

This project was unique, as the client wanted to be able to see some of the electronics. This required SMC to position this equipment so that it can be accessed from within the room without taking away from the aesthetics. The standout element to this were the speakers that surround the TV. This design allows the client to show off the equipment, but if he decides he doesn’t want it on display, SMC has given him the option to hide the speakers with a large projection screen that can come down in front of the speakers. The huge screen is contained in an extremely compact custom housing concealed in a reveal.

Lutron control of curtains and blinds provided a silent solution with tailored options for differing levels of blackout and curved curtains for double-height openings.

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The impressive superhero collection alongside the equally impressive Steinway speakers.
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The client wanted some electronics on display.


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M&E Contractor:
Peter Lowe, Borg Automation

Interior Designer:
Alexandra Dixon, Alexandra Dixon Interiors

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