Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Introducing The Element

Seatcraft has outdone itself yet again with The Element, the latest in the company’s high-end Signature series.  This seat was designed to build on the experience and innovation that has marked the Seatcraft brand for years, to bring you the highest standards in every aspect of the construction.  Everything from the seat’s sophisticated look to the way its armrests gently flip up, is smoother, more refined, and more comfortable than ever before. 



The Element is constructed from Leather 7000, an exclusive brand of top-grain leather that is chosen from the top third of all hides.  Each piece is carefully handpicked for its appearance, texture, and durability, so that you get one of the best leather experiences on the market.  This material is then buffed to remove any imperfections, leaving a smooth, polished sheen that looks incredible in any home theater.  Adding to the look is the Element’s black onyx shade, which beautifully reflects under lighting for a lustrous shine that is sure to catch the eye.   The seat back also boasts an art-deco stitch design with dramatic diagonal curves, which gives it a truly unique overall appearance. 



The Element also incorporates the latest in hi-tech bells and whistles for the ultimate in convenience. A series of touch-sensitive buttons by the armrest gives one the option of powered headrests, so that you can adjust your head, neck, and shoulders to the fit that's just right for you.  This headrest has a great range, being able to accommodate guests as tall as 6'5" in height.  With this option, you can stay relaxed and focused on the screen for hours of extended viewing, adjusting when needed with the absolute minimum of effort. 



The cup holders are also operated by a button at the console which illuminates their outside ring with a soothing, azure radiance that makes it easy to find your beverages in the dark.  Ambient base lighting at the bottom of the Element performs the same function, letting your guests find their place quickly without disturbing.  The Element's chaiselounger is also operated by a power recline, which will pamper your lower body with a complete cushion of support that eliminates the usual gap between the seat and headrest.  A special “wall-hugger” design even allows the seat to conserve space, as it can sit just three inches from any wall even in full recline. 


Included black tray tables provide a convenient space for food, tablets, remotes, and other items you may need to complete your night.  These tables can be attached and detached with ease, and are a breeze to clean.  Speaking of cleanup, simply lift the armrest of the seat to reveal plenty of storage space to place any items after use.  With this kind of power and efficiency combined with the Element’s high-end material and design, comes an all-in-one home theater experience that will, quite simply, blow you away.  

At 4seating.com, we have the largest selection of in-stock and ready-to-ship home theater seating and home theater furniture available! We offer theater seating and design solutions for both the casual and professional home theater enthusiast.  We also have a complete line of custom home theater decor available.  

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Richmond

4seating is proud to present The Richmond, the newest in Seatcraft's deluxe line of Signature home theater seating. This seat takes everything that Seatcraft is known for to the next level of design, comfort, and innovation. The Richmond was designed with an eye toward clean lines and contemporary style, which will fit snugly into any home theater setup.  The seat is presented in an impressive black onyx shade, which differs from regular black tones in the way it glistens when reflected in your theater's lighting.  This shade will dazzle guests and keep the seat looking fresh and exciting for years.  Black, of course, is one of the colors of choice for home theater enthusiasts as it blends well with just about any other color, while at the same time striking a sharp modernist feel in its own right.  



The Richmond is made from Leather 7000, a high-end grade of top grain leather that is carefully chosen from the top third of all hides and then buffed to a smooth, richly textured finish.  This premium material is enhanced by the black onyx shade, and works to give the seat its luxury image.  The leather's plush, irresistible softness will wrap around your body, contouring to its natural shape and leaving you more content each time you relax.  In addition, the material is easy to clean--simply take a lightly damp cloth to wipe away any dander, and your seat will look just like new.  Leather is known for its exceptional ability to improve in appearance and texture with age, making it an outstanding investment that keeps delivering.

The Richmond's seat back is dominated by a large, overstuffed headrest that gives your head and shoulders a wide, sumptuous berth.  Use a simple power button to adjust the headrest to any desired position, so that your upper body receives just the right amount of comfort and support to fit your unique requirements.  Use the same power buttons on the armrest to control a full chaiselounger, which allows you to stretch your lower body with a firm buttress under the legs, that eliminates the usual gap between the seat and footrest.  A special "wall-hugger" design allows the seat to remain just three inches from any wall, even in full recline. This provides for a more efficient use of space, without sacrificing an ounce of comfort!



The Richmond is completed by several attractive features which make it a standout.  Lighted up holders will keep your drinks outlined with a soft azure glow that keeps them close at hand and easy to find in a darkened room.  Meanwhile, ambient base lighting provides a sharp azure accent at the bottom of the seat, allowing you and your guests a discreet means of finding your way.  Included black tray tables provide a polished space for needed items, that is easy to maintain--and when finished, simply lift up the armrests to place any remotes, snacks, laptops, reading materials into generous storage compartments located within.  

With powered headrests, a power chaiselounger, lighted cupholders, and more, The Richmond is clearly at the vanguard of hi-tech convenience.  Match this with a deluxe Leather 7000 finish in a gleaming black onyx tone, and the seat is quite simply a new pinnacle of Seatcraft design.  

At 4seating.com, we have the largest selection of in-stock and ready-to-ship home theater seating and home theater furniture available! We offer theater seating and design solutions for both the casual and professional home theater enthusiast.  We also have a complete line of custom home theater decor available.  

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Films For Your Valentine

Valentines Day is a perfect occasion for theater romance.   In this article, we will take a closer look at the films which can make this special occasion a truly memorable one.  First, it's always important to set the scene: a little mood lighting, lit candles, and tastefully arranged flower decorations will keep things appropriate (for Valentines Day, you don't want to stray too far from the tried and true, and besides, these simple touches work every time).  Of course, you will want to relax in an appropriate loveseat configuration; if you have a partner to share your home theater with, this feature is a must for any night you want to spend alone together, let alone Valentine's Day.  Once you've taken care of these necessities, the essential question remains: what to watch?  A special night deserves a special selection of films, that will spark the kind of romance you're looking for while including something of interest for both sexes.  The five films presented below are recognized classics from the golden era of cinema right through the present day, which are sure to entrance:


1. NINOTCHKA (1939): For those looking for a real touch of romantic class from the Golden Age of cinema, you need look no further than this Greta Garbo vehicle from the initial years of the Cold War.  Garbo plays a Russian envoy sent to Paris, who ends up falling in love with a Count and is soon torn between loyalty to the Soviet Union, and a newfound love of the West.  The film is a comedy, but with a sophisticated political undercurrent that keeps the dialogue sharp and interesting--you'll never feel dumbed down, as you might in watching a modern-day romantic comedy.  The chemistry between the two leads was so good that the American Film Institute actually ranked Ninotchka #52 in its "100 Years, 100 Laughs" list of the greatest comedies of all time. 


 
2. BREATHLESS (1960): The art-crowd will never go wrong with this, Jean-Luc Godard's first feature-length film and the opening salvo of the French New Wave.  Unanimously hailed as one of the greatest films ever made, this simple story of an American girl who is seduced by a French man on the run for murder, is told with an urban sense of ennui which nonetheless packs quite a romantic punch (leave it to the French).  Without giving too much away, the final climactic scene is one of the most hallowed in all of film history--don't expect a happy, sentimental ending, but do expect a complex and beguiling meditation on the relation between love, loyalty, and loss.  Godard's editing style was revolutionary for its time and while modern audiences will have become accustomed to its jump cuts, they still give the film a stylish postmodern edge. 
 
3. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (1961):  Audrey Hepburn shines as Holly Golightly in this unforgettable film, which details the rocky romance between a wealthy Manhattan socialite and an out-of-luck writer, which goes through several intriguing twists and turns.  Although the film is over a half-century old, it has a timeless quality which continues to appeal to both genders, and would be notable for Hepburn's performance alone.  It still appears on many critic's "best-of" lists, and is a perennial favorite at Valentine's Day. 

 
 
4. GHOST (1990): This film, still famous for its over-the-top-but-we-love-it-anyway pottery making scene, is actually a pretty seamless blend of comedy and drama, with plenty of passion to spare.  Whoopi Goldberg won the Academy Award for her supporting role, as the psychic who is able to see and hear the ghost of her neighbor's deceased lover.  It's a little corny in spots, and an undeniable tearjerker, but it manages to stay endearing--and then there's that pottery scene.  Even if you've seen it before, years ago, Valentine's Day is the perfect chance to give this one another look. 

 


5. THE NOTEBOOK (2004): Although it received a mixed critical reception upon release, this historical romance set during the WWII era shot Ryan Gosling to stardom, and has become a cult favorite in the years since.  It now frequently appears on lists of the most romantic films ever made, as the chemistry between its two leads is undeniable.  It's also one of the few relatively recent films to have made the leap to romantic classic, and so if you and your partner aren't in the mood for a golden oldie, The Notebook is a perfect modern replacement. 

Other romances and romantic comedies worth checking out include It Happened One Night (1934), Gone With The Wind (1939), The Seven Year Itch (1955),  Jules And Jim (1962), The Way We Were (1974), Annie Hall (1977), Overboard (1987), When Harry Met Sally (1989), Sleepless In Seattle (1993), Titanic (1996), As Good As It Gets (1997), and Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008).

At 4seating.com, we have the largest selection of in-stock and ready-to-ship home theater seating and home theater furniture available! We offer theater seating and design solutions for both the casual and professional home theater enthusiast.  We also have a complete line of custom home theater decor available.