The only thing better than going to the movies is enjoying one from the comfort of your very own home cinema.
Both known for their iconic experiential designs, British furniture and interiors company Timothy Oulton and world-renowned audio-visual maestros Bang and Olufsen have teamed up to create the ultimate home theatre experience, showcased at Timothy Oulton’s flagship at Bluebird, Chelsea.
Everything in The Theatre is available to purchase, allowing you to recreate the ultimate movie experience at home.
Setting a tone of intrigue and drama from the outset, The Theatre is revealed via a secret entrance disguised inside a sentry box, a playful nod to the Queen’s Guard outside Buckingham Palace. Behind the black velvet curtain lies a luxurious lair of escapism, an all-enveloping, multi-sensorial treat which combines and contrasts natural, tactile materials with Bang and Olufsen’s cutting-edge visual and audio systems.
Seating six guests in front of the movie screen, Slouchy motion chairs from the Timothy Oulton collection are clad in rich Buff Burnished Graphite leather, reclining effortlessly at the touch of a button and elevating the legs to your perfect watching position.
Alabaster drinks tables between the chairs are lit from below to accentuate the beautiful natural veining of the milky white alabaster. A huge carpet in shaggy long-haired New Zealand sheepskin adds warmth below the feet, beckoning you to kick off your shoes and lie back to enjoy the film.
And as you recline, your senses are swirled once more by a ceiling covered in black and white optical wallpaper. Opposing walls are sleekly padded with natural Scuff Linen and slatted century-old reclaimed timber set off by glimpses of the dark textured wallpaper behind. Together with the sheepskin carpet, this heady mix of materials enriches the cocooning effect of the space while also offering acoustic benefits to elevate the overall experience.
Clever lighting creates a mellow and inviting atmosphere, with hidden LEDs at the top and bottom of each wall emanating a soft glow, while statement lighting in the form of Selenite wall sconces and Night Rod floor lamps from the Timothy Oulton collection adds romance and sparkle.
Lord Digsby footstools in Revival Velvet hint at bygone glamour while the Hudson sideboard, clad in Fury leather and fully stocked with drinks and accoutrements, further sets the scene for a great night in.
Tim Oulton says of The Theatre, “Our aim is always to create an experience which deeply touches people. The ritual of watching a movie together offers a simultaneous sense of escapism and connection, you sit down together, laugh together and cry together over a great film. We wanted to take that experience and elevate it through the use of beautiful, authentic materials and sensorial design.“
The Theatre at Timothy Oulton Bluebird is the latest project by our boutique design practice Timothy Oulton Studio, who specialize in creating feature elements or full space design for the high end residential and hospitality sector. To purchase the entire Theatre design please contact the Bluebird gallery on 020 3150 2024 or at [email protected]. The Theatre is also available for private hire.