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Savant to Unveil Deluxe Manhattan Design Center

Savant Systems will be opening a two-apartment, 7,500-square-foot showcase design center in New York City’s SoHo district, to feature two fully automated spaces.

The spaces, one with have a commercial focus and the other residential, will enable Savant’s authorized dealers to show prospective clients how the company’s ROSIE control and entertainment systems integrate seamlessly into a real-world home setting, according to the manufacturer. The showroom will also enable Savant to host AIA events (American Institute of Architects) and other architectural and design-focused events, providing the company with an elegant and up-to-date showcase within the heart of Manhattan.

Savant has assembled a world-class team to execute this project, including one of House Beautiful’s “Top 100 American Designers” and a recipient of House and Garden’s international “Taste Maker” designation, Thom Filicia. Filicia is the host of Dress My Nest on the Style Network and was once a member of the “Fab Five” on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

Savant also has enlisted the services of Theo Kalomirakis Theaters of New York City to design and build a dedicated home theater within its Design Center.

Theo Kalomirakis and his design team have been working closely with Savant to create an environment that addresses the company’s aesthetic preferences while delivering an authentic theater experience. His company brings more than 20 years of experience to all aspects of the project, including lighting, acoustics, sightlines, seating, audio-video installation, and various other related areas in theater design.

The residential portion of the design center is slated to open in October of this year with a launch party to follow. The commercial space is expected to debut in Q1, 2010. Savant’s residential showcase will feature a fully automated master bedroom and bathroom, music/piano area, media room and a fully functional kitchen by Dahlia Kitchen Design.

Manufacturer partners for Savant’s NYC design center project: Bay Audio, Chief, Continental Seating, Furman, Lutron, McIntosh, Middle Atlantic, NuVision, Samsung JKP Projectors, Steinway Lyngdorf, Steinway Piano, Stewart Filmscreen, THIEL Loudspeakers

Savant’s residential showcase will feature a fully automated master bedroom and bathroom, music/piano area and media room. There will also be a fully functional kitchen by Dahlia Kitchen Design, and complete lighting design provided by Sylvia Bistrong from ISP Design Inc.