Shortlisting Luxury Categories: The Big Picture, Home Cinema Category

The Big Picture have been shortlisted in the ID&A Awards 2014, with their project entering the Home Cinema category.


Having designed and implemented a number of reference level cinemas we wanted to take this installation to a whole new level looking at dozens of small improvements that would add up to a huge difference overall. Wherever possible there were to be no compromises.  Everything was drawn up in detail to avoid mistakes by any trades involved.


The Big Picture were presented with the shell of the room with raised seating platform and rack alcove along with air-con system. We proposed a fully discrete speaker system utilising acoustically translucent screen and stretched-fabric walls.  This was to be designed around family of three, with room for friends to join occasionally.


The client was new to home cinema. He was undertaking a large, new build, ‘home for life’ project and as such was kitting it out with all 21st century mod-cons. He had been greatly impressed by The Big Picture’s passion for perfection especially in cinema design and as such gave us Carte-Blanche, putting everything in our hands with this cinema design.  He admitted to having struggled to think of a scheme for décor, though expressed a preference to having the very impressive kit on show. Although initial suggested budget was close to £50,000; a little down the line regarding sound, vision and 3D he expressed a desire to get exactly what he had seen and heard during our demonstrations.


A key aspect to this project is its staggering performance, with faultless sound reproduction due to the detailed yet hidden technicalities.

Every aspect of the design is there to enhance video and sound performance and yet the room is simple and elegant – an incredibly relaxing, cosseting and enjoyable environment to be in.

Incredible detailed and pain-staking technical design went into the project that makes it stand head and shoulders above most high end cinema design.