The launch of Denver Station was held on Thursday night and I had a chance to talk with some of the principals and industry vendors who attended the launch party. Over the past few months, the group behind the Denver Station has been hard at work preparing their award-winning experience center to house new showrooms for both Liaison Home Automation and Baczewski Luxury Kitchen and Bath Design. Together with Mountain View Window and Door the three companies will make up Denver Station, the ultimate one-stop shop to see and experience luxury home products — from windows and doors, to kitchens and baths, to the groundbreaking automation technology that ties it all together.
From what I understood, Mountain View Window and Door clients have consistently voiced their appreciation for their award-winning experience center. It brings a personalized human touch to the building process, and allows contractors, architects and homeowners the chance to really get the feel for the products they’re considering for their projects. As they continue to push forward and break down the many silos in the construction industry, they are now collaborating with Liaison Home Automation and Baczewski Luxury to create a one-of-a kind shopping experience for luxury home products.
Design centers and experience showrooms are growing across the country and it’s great to see them combine the different disciplines in the residential design-build space. I was particularly impressed with the VR space, where designers and homeowners are able to visualize any given design space, with the ability to change the dynamics within a room – from the color of the walls to the texture of the floor. That sounds futuristic, but it’s available now. The next step in augmented reality design-build.
Steve Weber of Liaison Home was on hand to talk about the collaboration. His team is making it simple to access automation in the home, with a less-is-more philosophy. Intuitive GUIs and recessing the actual technology so it’s non-invasive is the design philosophy behind Liaison. We’ll be featuring a project of Steve’s in the upcoming issue of Technology Designer Magazine, so check that out in the coming weeks.
They also had some really great sound on display, from Revel, Origin Acoustics and Stealth Acoustics – so a range of traditional free-standing speakers, in-wall/ceiling speakers and the ingenious hidden speakers from Stealth. And, the new LG ultra-short throw projector which is quite impressive. Combining technology, from lighting to sound to automation, with state-of-the-art luxury kitchen design and incredible windows and doors really gives you a feel for how your home might perform when it’s all said and done. We wish them nothing but the best as a new design-build team takes shape.