14 Feb 2017
During this year’s London Design Week (12–17 March 2017, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour), home technology specialist Crestron is hosting two emotive sessions demonstrating the ways in which home automation has been enhancing people’s lives over the last 40 years and looking into the world of Virtual Reality.
THIS HOUSE CHANGED MY LIFE: On Wednesday 15 March at 11.30am, come along to the Crestron showroom (second floor, south dome) to listen to a truly inspirational talk about how smart home integrator Custom Sight & Sound transformed the home of Harry Potter stuntman David Holmes. After an accident on set left David disabled to the level of C7 tetraplegia and requiring full time care, his life changed forever. Come to the session to learn how Crestron’s technology has given him back his independence and allowed him to feel secure in his own home.
Ian Bolt of Custom Sight & Sound comments: “As an industry, we work with the world’s most advanced technology in some of the most remarkable and prestigious homes. However, once in a while we are engaged in a project which is so much more. A project where technology offers a genuinely life changing opportunity for the end user.
Custom Sight & Sound was immensely proud to be chosen to design and install a bespoke solution for a truly remarkable individual, David Holmes. After years of discomfort and constant care, the use of Crestron technology released David from the restrictions of his environment to once again live independently. It is a remarkable story of a quite remarkable man.”
WHAT VIRTUAL REALITY MEANS FOR INTERIOR DESIGN: For the second discussion, on Thursday 16 March at 11.00 am, Crestron has teamed up with Andrew Lucas Studios, a VR and AR design Consultancy, who is pioneering the use of Virtual Reality in Interior Design, allowing you to create a truly immersive experience in the home.
Discussing the topic of virtual reality, Hamza A Abbas, Sales Director at Andrew Lucas Studios, explains: "More and more applications for virtual reality are emerging all the time, and one of the most rapid areas of growth to date has been seen in the architecture and interior design sectors. Our session will show how VR can revolutionise the way we present ideas, putting clients at the heart of a proposed property or interior and empowering them to engage more fully with the design process."
"Virtual reality is becoming an increasingly important tool for many design professionals,” agrees Ben McCabe, Editor at Connected Lifestyle. “This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to London Design Week to learn more about VR, and to see for themselves the impression it can make in terms of bringing creative projects to life.”
Both sessions will be followed by lunch. In addition to the two talks, an exhibition of vintage Crestron control products will be on show, with some dating back 20 years. Showcasing the evolution of smart home technology in both design and functionality, visitors will have access to the display throughout the week.
Each talk will run for approximately 45 minutes, to register for either session, please visit: https://www.crestronshowroom.com/showroom-events/