Residential: Hamilton delivers smart multi-room audio and lighting control to new Quintas Homes-designed apartments.
The Project: Quintas Homes, together with interior designer Matteo Bianchi, has designed and developed a block of six stunning apartments near Clissold Park in London that combine classic design inspirations with modern living requirements. Nestled between Highbury Barn and Stoke Newington Church Street, the apartment block comprises three two-bed and three three-bed apartments. Inspired by the Tom Ford-directed film ‘A Single Man’, Quintas Homes have created these homes with exemplary design at the forefront, supported with thoughtful details and luxurious finishing touches.
The Brief: Quintas Homes sought a supplier who could provide modern technology solutions presented in a way that’s in-keeping with the chic and distinctive approach. The London-based designer enjoys designing around people’s lifestyles and believes that homes should be practical, clever, efficient and elegant. With a complementary ethos, Hamilton Litestat was tasked to suggest appropriate technologies and electrical accessories that would provide future homeowners with desirable options while also ensuring that these blended seamlessly with the striking design.
The Solution: Hamilton, in partnership with leading wholesaler, The Light Bulb Shop, recommended the installation of its cutting-edge Smart Lighting Control and Multi-Room Audio system. This latest technology is an intelligent system that allows the homeowner to control the lighting and music in any room via coloured touchscreen panels or a smartphone app.
4 Room/4 Zone Smart Multi-Room Audio units were installed in both the two- and three-bed apartments, each with built-in DAB radio. The installation ensures that music can be streamed via Bluetooth effortlessly in all lounges, bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as in the garden for those apartments with outside space.
A bespoke pendant light called ‘The Baffo’, designed exclusively for the apartments, hangs in each living room. The Baffo centerpiece and additional ambient lighting are controlled by Hamilton’s Smart Lighting Control. The system allows the creation and storing of bespoke lighting scenes so they can be recalled at a touch of the control or app, setting the mood for any occasion. By storing and using dimmed lighting scenes, the homeowner can also reduce energy usage and their electricity bills.
Each of the touchscreen control panels were supplied in Hamilton’s chic Hartland CFX® design. Finished in Black Nickel and featuring bespoke Quintas Homes insignia etching, the panels were installed using Hamilton’s patented four-point clipping system CFX® that conceals the fixings for a sleek finish. The style and finish of the touchscreen controllers perfectly complements the high quality dark oak floors and soft stone black shower floors in each of the apartments.
To continue the striking design theme, Hamilton also recommended switch plates and sockets in the coordinating Black Nickel Hartland CFX® design. Hamilton supplied a variety of switch plate and socket functions to suit modern living, including the ‘now essential’ USB sockets, data points in all bedrooms and living rooms, and a telephone data point fitting in the living room.
The Results: The outcome is a collection of six stunning, well-equipped and beautifully finished apartments for the modern lifestyle.
“The final finish of the apartments is breath-taking; we couldn’t be happier with the style, appearance and quality,” said Akhil Haria. “Hamilton has really helped throughout the whole process and has delivered cutting-edge lighting and audio technologies that ensure the tech-savvy buyer is enthralled by the apartments. The coordinated sockets and switches throughout really makes the difference to the modern buyer. The Hamilton team has been prompt, conscientious and thorough every step of the way and we’re delighted to have found such a good partner for this project with such an eye for detail.”
Gavin Williams from Hamilton said: “Hamilton's Smart Lighting Control and Multi-Room Audio was the perfect solution for these outstanding apartments. The 4 Room/4 Zone functionality is ideal for such a space and will give the homeowner flexibility and the power to enjoy bespoke audio and lighting in any space. It’s great to see the finished product and we’re very glad to see the Hartland CFX® switch plates, sockets and control panels complement Quintas’s design so well.”
Smart Audio System
Control Pack - MRA4D, 4 Room-4 Zone with built-in DAB Radio.
M525-75W8 - Pair of 5 ¼” while ceiling speakers. 75W, 8 Ohms.
M650-100W8 - Single 6 ½” white ceiling speaker. 100W, 8 Ohms.
M400-50W8 - OD - Pair of 4” white Indoor/Outdoor speakers.
50W, 8 Ohms.
MBR001- Bluetooth Audio Receiver Kit.
USB Dock - USB Dock & Charger. Plug & Play.
Smart Lighting Control
Control Packs - MDP12x600+3vfr4x10A.
78C Touchscreen Hartland CFX® mounted on Black Nickel Plate.
Cat 5/6 cable required to all control panels.
- Decorative Wiring Accessories
- Bespoke Design
- Smart Lighting Control
- Smart Audio Control
- Circuit Protection
- Sector Expertise