April 18, 2007
| by Arlen Schweiger
Salamander Designs has introduced its Chameleon collection of furniture to hide your electronics—except for the TV that stands on top of it—in cabinetry that blends into virtually any living room environment. Kinda like a chameleon.
All cabinetry in the line, according to the company, features solid wood and soft-close dampeners; ventillation louvers built into the segment bottoms; and removable pinch-out rear panels for easy component jack access. Some models incorporate enclosures for center channel speakers that come with integrated grilles, and one model has a media drawer slotted for DVDs and CDs.
The Chameleon collection comes in four styles:
Hampton—offers a distressed black finish for more of a European style
Sonoma—a mission-influenced style with doors that have vertical wooden strips against micro-perforated, black metal inserts in American cherry finish
Geneva—featuring solid frame and panel doors, simple steel base and medium walnut finish
Berlin—provides a dark, richly grained Wenge finish, for a more contemporary feel
Designs come in twin and triple width, and upgrade accessories available include TV and speaker mount kits, media tray, cooling fans, vented interior shelf, Panamax power conditioner and bracket, and Salamander’s all-in-one IR repeater system.
Go to www.salamanderdesigns.com for more details.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.