Smartwall by Acerbis



Designer Massimo Castagna
Launched in 2012
Architonic id 1177591

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N.C. Smartwall. A wall that “vibrates”.
In its elegant, organised simplicity, your interests, your most treasured possessions vibrate: visibly in book cases and on shelves, or concealed behind doors. In this way, everything is close at hand. Smart. Intelligence at your fingertips. You can’t see them, but everything you need is there: pots, glasses, a tea service, DVDs, rare books, a valuable item, your HD digital camera, or even an old Rolleyflex and the trays for your beloved slides. Lower a door and your bar appears. Books and, among them, the objects you need vibrate in front of you, illuminated by an extremely white luminous screen. Most of all, it is sound that vibrates: from the television, your iPod (with just a touch a docking station for your Apple device appears from the SmartWall front panel) or any other sound source, even in wireless via Bluetooth. Because in the depths of SmartWall lies a powerful, new concept of soundbar with eight speakers set in a 20-litre compartment, which deliver the sonic thrill of deep bass tones. Your wall vibrates with images, naturally. One of the compartments that make up the wall unit switches on at your command, revealing a television, so that you can watch programmes, your films and soccer matches, and, which connected to internet, emits all the news, sounds and images coming from the universe. SmartWall, an organised, simple wall of great elegance. For your needs of today. And always.
New Concepts: Continuous evolution
N.C. SmartWall is a development of N.C. collection, New Concepts, with which it integrates perfectly in terms of concepts, finishes and dimensions. Introduced in 1999, New Concepts today is established as one of the most innovative solution for the living-room and home entertainment. Constantly improved and updated, with N.C. SmartWall it is now at its fourth evolution step.
Three levels of modularity: infinite solutions
N.C. SmartWall is a wall mounted unit with simple and free modularity. Combining elements of the same depth, whether closed or open, creates composition in a vertical and horizontal direction (3 steps of 80-120-160 cm, and even greater), no limits are placed on size.
The SmartWall “Step1” compositions are the natural evolution and extension of the concepts of the N.C. collection. By adding elements of different widths (20, 40, 80 cm) and type (closed or open units), horizontal modularity becomes even more flexible. The greater depth makes the furniture more versatile and provides greater storage capacity. Combining the elements with the new floating storage units (Slim Case and Blink AV) creates new light compositions, entirely suspended off the ground, while combining them with the floor-standing units (N.C. Basi, N.C. Credenze, N.C. Ground Case) offers new possibilities.
The vertical modularity, in “step 2 and 3” compositions, opens the way to a completely new type of design development for the New Concepts collection. The wall units become preponderant or even indipendent, in new and entirely floating compositions where floor-standing units are not necessary. A pure and precise shape, in which the positioning of the doors (protected by Glass-skin, an innovative structural finish) creates a smooth, even surface, the continuity of which is interrupted only by the precise graphic lines of the edges of the units and the deep vertical cuts of the open shelving, in contrasting materials and colours. A wall unit that is light and discrete, but deep enough to contain all your favourite items visibly in book cases, on shelves, or concealed behind doors. In SmartWall, everything has its rightful place and everything is at your fingertips. A wall unit with a large storage capacity, which has been created to perform all functions of a piece of furniture for the living room and for entertainment. Among these, obviously, the one of integrating the latest generation audio-video technologies, as only Acerbis can do.
Latest generation Audio-Video integration
Devices that show films and play music stored on a hard disk, transmitted by wireless technology from domestic servers, streamed from the Internet or transmitted on-demand from digital or satellite channels, and which make CDs or DVDs increasingly obsolete; devices even more compact and slimmer, which can be controlled from your smartphone as if it were a remote control, need storage units that are also slim, equally smart, in tune with the times.
On the other hand, since the video screens are becoming increasingly larger to offer a true cinema effect, SmartWall can hold ultra flat screens of latest generation of up to 65’’, which are concealed behind an extra-clear glass front suitably framed according to the the inches of the television, showing only images, while an integrated IR repeater allows to control the devices. Alternatively, the screens are left completely visible but protected inside an open compartment that is deep enough to hold them without reducing the field of vision.
Furthermore, a dedicated Soundbar (optional), can be integrated inside the unit (in frontal or rear position), to combine sound and design without compromise. Equipped with loudspeakers and integrated amplifier with complete audio connectivity ( analogical or digital), it enables the sound to be produced from any source (TV, Home Theatre, CD or mp3 Players) even in wireless via Bluetooth. A docking station for iPod, , connected to the Soundbar and elegantly concealed through a rollaway closing system inside the glass front panel, transforms the TV Smart unit into a genuine HiFi system.

Designer: Massimo Castagna

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