Here’s a quick shout-out to everyone who attended the very first “design:tech connection” event held on February 21 here at our Bloomfield, CT headquarters. Thank you for joining us!
general consensus is that the division between residential and commercial is
fading fast partly because more and more people are working from home offices
and because spaces at both home and work are blending technology, tech-related solutions
and design aesthetics.
companies recognize this and are tailoring product offerings to better serve
this growing audience by supplying the technology and furniture to equip
headquarters conference rooms and all office spaces with extended
communications and collaboration capabilities.
of you who weren’t able to attend the event, here’s what you missed. About 70
AV/IT integrators, architects, designers, press and Salamander technology
partners gathered together to enjoy an evening of tech talk, networking, snacks/libations
and the latest technology and furniture demonstrations. Our co-host was Massachusetts-based
ACT Associates, well-known experts in the arena of corporate AV and video
conferencing spaces. The fun-filled, inspiring evening included words from our
founder and president Salvatore Carrabba and a tour of our 94,000 sq ft,
totally solar powered factory.
You do not
want to miss this one-of-a-kind event next year!
works well and fulfills our expectations, it can be difficult to part with. But
there often comes a time when it’s better to investigate more up-to-date
options. So it was with a family in Pennsylvania who had been thoroughly
enjoying their TV set—for 25 years—until they got the itch to find out what’s
new. The family did what thousands have done, they turned to World Wide Stereo
(Montgomeryville, PA and Ardmore, PA)
the company that has been “…bringing the world’s finest consumer electronics
together in one place” since 1979.
World Wide Stereo, whose motto is “Do well by doing good…and never put a fake gorilla on the street,” also did what thousands upon thousands of others have done over the past 25 years—they turned to Salamander Designs to provide a foundation for an exciting renovation.
After thoughtful fact-finding conversations with the suburban
Philadelphia family, system designer Chad Snedaker (who coincidentally started
his career with World Wide 25 years ago—there seems to be a pattern here)
learned three crucial facts among other details. The family had decided to
upgrade their 25-year-old set but wanted to retain full use of their extensive
optical media library. Second, they very much enjoyed audio and had a
significant collection of vinyl. Finally, they wanted a TV that could handle it
all: watching football with friends, streaming video, family movie nights and
catching up on favorite shows.
Salamander Designs at the Foundation of Family Fun
For the beautiful but functional foundation, World Wide selected a custom
designed Salamander Chameleon Triple 339 Elba cabinet. At World Wide’s request,
Salamander collaborated with one of their many partners, Leon Speakers, the
home of “picture perfect sound,” and a Leon soundbar was built into the cabinet
which also housed all of the equipment. Custom design and collaborative
solutions are the mainstay at Salamander, as are the superior customer service
and legendary Lifetime Warranty.
Because of the relatively bright ambient light in the family room,
Snedaker recommended a Samsung QN65Q9FNA 65” QLED TV which can be enjoyed in
many different lighting environments. For rich audio enjoyment, they installed
a Bowers & Wilkins ASW610 600 Series 10-inch subwoofer and a pair
of Bowers & Wilkins M-1 Satellite Speakers for the rear
surrounds. To complete this home theater system, they added an Integra
DRX-2.1 7.2-channel AV receiver.
Rounding out the remake, Snedaker specified Sonos CONNECT, a Sony Blu-ray
player and Panamax power line conditioner.
The frosting in the cake, so to speak, is the turntable. Thanks to Salamander’s innovative design technology, it was possible to install the platter spinner where it would be quietly out of sight until called upon to perform. World Wide Stereo upgraded the system to include a brand new Denon DP-300F automatic turntable and made it super easy to access. So now when the family is ready to turn off the TV and listen to their records, all they have to do is open the cabinet, slide out the shelf, and away they spin.
The Choice of Custom Professionals
Salamander Designs is
proud to be part of this elegant and sophisticated update, with the ideal blend
of classic nostalgia with modern technology. Salamander furniture is
manufactured in the USA in a 100% solar-powered facility. So whether your
project is an all-new initiative or an extensive retrofit, look to Salamander
for the foundation.
The 2018 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis report shows Salamander is ranked again as #1 as leading AV furniture brand. This is the 14th consecutive year Salamander has taken the top furniture position, which has been consistent for us each year since the inception of the CE Pro Annual Brand Analysis.
Custom, convenient, elegant and covered by Limited Lifetime Warranty – these are just some of the most desirable features homeowners seek for their daily entertainment and comfort solutions. And Salamander offers them all. As the trusted brand of choice, our cabinets, TV mounts and other furniture solutions are built to last with quality craftsmanship, premium designs and exceptional details. Our furniture can adapt to your needs today and far into the future.
And in the Top Ranking for Seating
In addition to being #1 in the furniture category, Salamander is in the top-rankings in this CE Pro Analysis in the seating category. With seating solutions that fit every interior and room in the home, our wide selection has not gone unnoticed, and this in-depth study reflects just that. Choose from custom individual, modular and theater row seats that all bear our exceptional quality and durability.
The Numbers are in – and Clear
The numbers associated with each manufacturer reflect the number of CE Pro 100 dealers using that brand. Salamander is ranked with 52% and has more than double the percentage of its closest competitor. These numbers are closely monitored according to CE Pro, “because these are the most successful companies in the industry”. Many professional integrators look to the brands that are being used by these companies as a signal of success.
Having been consistently recognized in these categories for furniture and seating, we hope our current and future customers are even more confident that Salamander delivers a best-in-class experience. And, one that is backed by our Limited Lifetime Warranty for many years of enjoyment. We are the AV and entertainment furniture brand that you can trust and depend upon.
Try Salamander Today
If you’d like to try our entertainment furniture and seating solutions or speak with a local professional about a customized solution just for you, please visit an authorized dealer or contact us for our recommendation.