Technology is emerging into all fields of our life, and our industry professionals, especially designers and architects, face an everyday challenge to make the technology invisible. This means hiding all the nice big equipment that client wants into their houses or office spaces, keeping at the same time the aesthetics of their design.
Taking into account the actuality of this topic, we have decided to launch a series of articles. We will host expert quality designers, who will share with us their views and their experience with integrating technology in their design.
Here are the questions we ask:
– How are you hiding technology (how do you make them invisible) in your design projects?
– What are the challenges you are facing in that process, and what best solutions have you found for them?
Our first host is designer Amy Peltier, ASID. She is the owner of A. Peltier Interiors Inc. specializes in high-end interiors, nurseries, and child spaces.
Here is what Amy thinks:
“Technology is so necessary and so hard to hide! Clients seem to be OK with speakers that are tucked in a corner and so forth but wires are always a “no, no”. In older homes it can be very difficult to just drill into the wall and hide the cords.
Using false backs on built-ins is always a great solution. It can also be difficult to disguise components. No one wants to see a cupboard full of stereo receivers, DVR’s and Cable boxes. Using a seeded glass can hide these things but still allow the remote and the component to work with each other.”
A. Peltier Interiors Inc.
If you are an industry professional and would like to be our next host or to be featured on our web page, contact us at email@example.com or call us at (818) 892-2311.
Tell us what you think, or share with us your experience!