The pride and joy of Ernest’s space
is the “experience room”—which offers lounging, media
integration, and lighting demonstrations. “The goal is to
create different spaces within one big space,” said Herbert.
“We really wanted to show what we can offer to a project
because architects have different levels of thinking. We
want designers to come here and see the full range of
how we can work.”
Overhead and shelf lighting shows the range of color
temperatures and color rendering indexes, from the
warmer, yellower end of the spectrum to the brighter, whiter
experience at the top. The effects can be seen on everything
from furniture to displays of flower and jewelry.
“These concepts can be difficult to understand when you
only see numbers on a page,” Herbert explained. “But here
you can see how rich the colors are and how they pop.”
Here you can also see—and hear—the crystal clarity of
the media center (which can be controlled with buttons on
the wall or on an iPad). Before wrapping up, we were treated
to sneak peaks of movie scenes and trailers.
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