From seating layout, to upholstery, to motion coding, we break down the 7 things you really need to know before buying seating for your home theatre.
We recently completed Arcadia – a sleek, modern retreat and entertaining space. Our client wanted a fully engineered, sound isolated cinema room and bar, complete with digital ProAudio 16 channel Atmos system, using a Trinnov Altitude16, with a Sony projector and Lumagen video processor. The Lumagen is responsible for switching between Anamophic Widescreen, 16:9 & NLS. The cinema interior features Bourne cinema seating by Jaymar with D-Box motion systems…
Our latest project to be photographed is Port Side – a home sports lounge that is sure to wow guests and keep the owners entertained for many years to come. The multi-functional room is decked out with a cinema, bar, billiard table and an old school gaming area, complete with a porthole that peeks into the client’s swimming pool!
Interior design brings together all the elements of a home cinema and adds to the feel and theme of the room. Some of the award winning rooms we have created have been the result of design challenges, or when we’ve been given free rein to unleash our creativity…
All things sustainable will continue to be a huge focus in 2019 (and beyond). You can reduce, reuse and recycle by investing in quality vintage items rather than buying cheap disposable products. Check out Lunatiques, a huge warehouse full of vintage pieces in Mascot, Sydney. If you are looking to donate old items, or seeking up-cycled furniture, take a look at The Bower, a reuse and repair centre in Marrickville, Sydney.
We were particularly impressed this year by a challenging project delivered with great success… It combines two projection systems on the one screen – firstly a high-level 4K home cinema projector for the delivery of movies, but also a second system using a commercial projector fitted with a short-throw lens in order to achieve an image across the entire width and height of the room, to create an ‘art wall’, a full seven-metre-wide feature wall to show projected art.
No expense was spared crafting this entertainers’ home, which boasts a multi award-winning home cinema with state-of-the-art fittings and equipment, in a custom design by David Moseley, Director of Wavetrain Cinemas, known as the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Cinema.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have a premium cinematic experience in your own home, your own personalised escape based on your favourite films or aesthetic? The combination of better equipment, the ability to customise every detail, and skilled teams determined to get to the heart of what you want has made this possible.
You might call it a home cinema, you might call it a media room – it’s certainly a unique space, combining two projection systems on the one screen – and a successful one. But the project, part of a larger home renovation, was not without its challenges. “The primary goal was the cinema,” the owner tells Sound+Image. “I wanted a great cinema experience from the projector and the screen, and obviously on the audio side of things as well. But a secondary benefit was what I call an ‘art wall’ – something I thought would really enhance the space, if it was technically possible.”
Picture those allegedly 4D rides you’ve been on in amusement parks, where the seats throw you around like a mechanical bull. Now forget them entirely, because they are nothing like the incredible, immersive D-Box motion chairs you can have installed in your home cinema, according to local expert installer David Moseley. “As soon as you talk about ‘motion’, people go…