Design Meets Technology and The Showroom Experience

Episode 4 September 12, 2018 00:38:32
Design Meets Technology and The Showroom Experience
The Integrated Home
Design Meets Technology and The Showroom Experience
/

Show Notes

Whatever Earth Wind & Fire might say, we all know that September is a busy, back to work month. The holidays are a dim and distant memory, the kids are heading off to school and it’s time to gear up for show season - a time that's full of innovations, new ideas and education opportunities. From the 15th until the 23rd September, London is taken over by the London Design Festival, so there's no better time to talk about interior design and home technology. We welcome two special guests to look at how designers and integrators collaborate, sometimes collide, but, ultimately, can work better together for the mutual benefit of clients. From the world of interior design, we're joined by Susie Rumbold of Tessuto Interiors, former President of the British Institute of Interior Design, and from award-winning, London integration business, ClearSphere, we have Director, Alistair Ingram. Our home for this episode is the Crestron showroom, located on the second floor of the sourcing mecca for savvy interior designers, the Design Centre in Chelsea Harbour. Later in the show, Phil Pini and Kate Fauset from Crestron are our guests. They will explain the showroom experience, how it works and give their insights into how this facility helps bring home technology to life for the benefit of interior designers, developers and integrators.

Other Episodes

Episode 1

January 22, 2021 00:50:03
Episode Cover

A Rack Building Masterclass

What's involved in designing and building a rack? How should you approach cable and thermal management? And, why does taking the time in rack building pay dividends for your installation and for your business? To answer these and many other questions, we're joined by two rack building experts - Nick Pidgeon of Visualization and Simon Fulstow, Director of multi CEDIA award-winning integration firm and CEDIA Member of Excellence, SONA. Join us for this rack building masterclass! The Integrated Home is supported by Ring, AWE Europe, Sony and Distributed by Meridian and is a Wildwood production. We support Together for Cinema. ...

Listen

Episode 3

August 27, 2018 00:39:49
Episode Cover

Managing Change, Mark Knopfler's Brother and The Remains of Bob Marley

In this month's show, we're joined by Rob Sutherland, Principal at London-based integrator, Inspired Dwellings, to look at how his business has evolved to meet technology changes, customer expectations and market opportunities. Then, as BBC Radio's "The Archers" namechecks multi-room audio as a technology 'must-have', we talk about smart homes in the media with two experienced, consumer-facing journalists - freelance writer extraordinaire, Chris Haslam and Jonathan Margolis from the FT How To Spend It. We find out what excites them and their audiences, and discuss the value of beautiful photography, brevity and celebrity name-dropping. This show is recorded in the Mountbatten Suite of Admiralty Arch. Thanks to our venue hosts, Prime Investors, and to our sponsors, Meridian Audio. The Integrated Home is sponsored by Meridian Audio and is a Wildwood PR and Alfi Media production. ...

Listen

Episode 6

April 15, 2020 00:26:50
Episode Cover

Time For Gaming

We're joined by Simon Gregory of integration firm, Cinema Rooms, and Rik Henderson, all-round gaming fanatic and Senior Editor at technology website, Pocket-Lint, to talk about how gaming might change the home technology business in a post-COVID-19 world. The UK is the 6th largest video game market in terms of consumer revenues, after China, USA, Japan and Germany. Approximately 37.3m people in the UK play games. Consumer spend on games was valued at a record £5.7bn in 2018 with consoles sales up 6.5% to £702m, despite no new consoles being released. But are these gamers a market for home technology professionals? In fact, should integrators be selling gaming rooms as a distinct concept to their customers, rather than as a bolt-on to their home cinema business? And, what gaming technology will change how integrators can deliver a great, immersive experience in the future? This episode was recorded before the current lockdown came into effect. The Integrated Home is supported by Meridian Audio, AWE Europe and Sony and is a Wildwood production. ...

Listen