A perfect example of what it means to shape your home according to your personality, this superb apartment is the result of the passion that the owner has for his work, for technology and for everything that is beautiful and elegant. A noble union that comes to life in open spaces, divided between the living area - a bright open space where the key player is the kitchen - and the sleeping area, more intimate and contained.
Choice of materials, appliances, furnishings and systems: each one of these aspects has been studied in detail in order to achieve the best possible result. And this pursuit of perfection was also the reason that led to choosing the Vimar By-me home automation system, which was given the task of controlling multiple functions.
Thanks to the coordination of control, comfort, energy efficiency and safety, the Vimar home automation system improves and makes the moments spent at home even more pleasurable, revealing the ideal solution for integrated and intelligent management of the various devices installed. Technology that in this case exhibits all its amazing potential, combining innovation and simplicity and improving the quality of domestic life. Technology that accompanies the householders in their daily lives, adapting to their needs from time to time.
Every room can be customized with By-me. Simply touch the screen of one of the two installed Multimedia video touch screens to load, in a few moments and for every room in the house, a different previously configured combination of temperature, lighting and comfort. A real technological gem that would conquer any technology enthusiast, the Multimedia video touch screen also fulfils the function of a video door entry unit, giving a perfect picture of everything that happens inside and outside the building. In this case, two have been installed, one in the living area and the other in the sleeping area. Equipped with an ultra-flat screen and high-definition picture quality, these devices enable controlling the entire dwelling. Lights, climate control, automation, sound, everything is just a touch away and easily manageable via user-friendly supervision pages.
And since technology is the owner's bread and butter, he did not let slip the opportunity to interface the home automation system with the web via LAN, thus being able to use Internet services such as Internet radio, reading weather forecasts or newspapers in their web version. While the integration of By-me with the Web Server enables him to control his home remotely, too, via his smartphone.
Vimar home automation was chosen also because it enables managing complex functions easily. For example, all the light sources, strictly LEDs, can be switched off from the central control panel, so there is no need to check them one by one, for fear of perhaps leaving one switched on. Likewise, it is possible to set and supervise the temperature - both heating and cooling - of the different rooms or control the electric loads that, in addition to being able to display the consumption, avoid annoying blackouts due to overload, cutting off the appliances identified as non-priority if the power draw exceeds the contractual values.
The sound system is one of a kind, too, with the speakers entirely concealed behind the walls and with a perfect sound quality. Thanks to By-me the apartment has been divided into four different listening zones. In this way the owners can relax while listening to the latest pop hit in the kitchen, the radio in the bedroom or the best rock songs in the space where the householder is practising his electric guitar. You can choose your favourite song by interfacing the system with various devices such as a radio, iPod, CD player and Bluetooth.
And if, in addition to the music, a more engaging mood is desired, at the merest touch of one of the two Multimedia Video Touch Screens, a different combination of temperature, lighting and comfort can be called up almost instantly for each zone, based on previous settings that reflect personal requirements. It can all be controlled locally, too, thanks to the home automation controls that govern both the automation systems and the lights, expertly recessed in the interior decoration to highlight certain details.
The rooms are given an additional touch of elegance and exclusivity by the lines of the Eikon Evo series. An imperceptible presence, with a delicate charm and in line with the latest interior design trends, Eikon Evo enchants you with its geometric shapes that highlight its ultra-thin profile and essential details. All the devices, including the two Multimedia Video Touch Screens, are framed by diamond white crystal cover plates. A finish that perfectly complements the white surfaces of the interior, giving the impression of being at one with them.
In this apartment, in which the technologically most advanced materials, products and systems have been used, the Vimar home automation system, as a perfect director, ensures they match and communicate, for incomparable comfort and well-being.
Home automation system: By-me
Residential series: Eikon Evo
System design and construction: New Elettric S.r.l., Olgiate Olona (VA)