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May 31, 2011

Floor to Ceiling Video Walls

By James WoodThe thing that most people don’t understand is that when you’re designing a building you can’t just do whatever you want. There are whole libraries filled with codes that need to be met in every building. Rules are good, they protect people and property. But all those standards can take some of the artistry out of designing and make it feel more like paint-by-number. Designers are just tasked with plugging in solutions that will comply with all the regulations; one is blue, three is green. But most designers want the chance to express themselves and stun their audiences.One standard that has limited creativity comes from the Americans More…

ada-compliant , lcd displays , Clarity Matrix

May 26, 2011

Seen at ICFF, Lived at Planar

I saw this quote in a booth at ICFF. I thought it perfectly captured what Planar's approach is to the markets we serve:"It is our mission to promote public discussion and provide leadership on the role that innovative display technology can play."  In the architecture and design community, we believe that video displays and media products can be more than "big black rectangles." They can be an integral part of the design of a space and used by creatives as they would other cladding, wall covering, or building materials. Products like the Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall illustrate this well, as interior designers and architects use it to demand more of More…

LCD , Clarity Matrix , architecture and design , video wall

May 24, 2011

Inspiration Abounds at ICFF

May 14-17, New York City hosted the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, a spectacle of inspiring events at the Javits Center and about town. The show is one of North America's premier showcases for contemporary design from around the world. Over 25,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, designers, manufacturers, and developers were joined by over 500 exhibitors from countries ranging from Spain to Japan and hundreds of New York City showrooms hosting events and rolling out new product concepts. A cacophony of inspiration.One of the most innovative things I saw at the show was from a surprising source: one of the nation's oldest and most More…

LCD video wall , Clarity Matrix , Hariri and Hariri

May 20, 2011

Planar Installations Highlighted in "Trend Forecasting: Digital Surfaces to Transform Spatial Design" article by Jacob Slevin

On May 12, Jacob Slevin, Co-Founder of DesignerPages.com and Guest Curator of Huff Post Art's Design Thursdays posted an article on HuffingtonPost.com on "Trend Forecasting: Digital Surfaces to Transform Spatial Design" that highlighted Planar displays that exemplify creative and dynamic digital design in a variety installation environments. In his article, Slevin showed a number of examples that have led him to predict that "digital surfaces will emerge as a leading material and surface in the coming years, one which will be specified and installed by both design professionals and homeowners alike."Two prominent Planar Clarity Matrix Video Wall More…

LCD video wall , designer pages , Clarity Matrix , digital design

May 20, 2011

Planar's Digital Canvases Event Smashes Convention

At the Digital Canvases Event, hosted by Planar Systems on April 14th at the Savant Experience Center in New York City, leading architects and designers loaned their considerable talent to put video displays through their paces and to show how the Clarity Matrix and other products from Planar are becoming important architectural tools.The thin-profile mounting system (less than 3.6") of the Clarity Matrix delivers the world's only ADA-compliant LCD video wall and the image-to-image gap (which is as small as 5.7mm) delivers stunning imagery creating a digital canvas for the design community to discover and use."We responded with enthusiasm to the More…

digital canvases , ada-compliant , Clarity Matrix , savant experience center , Gisue Hariri

May 19, 2011

Clarity Matrix Video Wall at Berlin Happens Event in New York, NY

The exhibit ‘Berlin Happens' on May 14 at the Relative Space showroom in New York City featured 10 designers’ individual custom creations and showcased the Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall, displaying the creative work of award-winning German architect, Juergen Mayer H, recipient of the Audi Urban Future Award 2010, and Relative Space principal Tyler Greenberg.   On June 17, the exhibit will move to the Toronto showroom of Relative Space & Floorworks  

LCD , berlin happens , Clarity Matrix , video wall , juergen mayer h

May 02, 2011

Perfect Harmony

I am a fan of acapella and was a regular watcher of NBC’s The Sing Off the past two seasons. My favorite group this past year (well, once Oregon’s own On The Rocks was eliminated) was Committed. See what they did with Al Green’s “Let Stay Together” or Maroon 5’s “This Love” and tell me that they didn’t deserve to win.Anyhow, I love the sound and precision of harmony. Everyone singing, but not everyone singing the same note. Everyone’s unique talents (and range) featured and celebrated. Everyone doing their part.  The ultimate in cooperation.Being part of a great team is like that. At Planar, we have assembled a wonderful team of professionals that More…

careers , Jennifer Davis , planar