Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What's New in Palliser Home Theater

Palliser continues to impress with it's Fall 2010 line up of new home theater seating.  The new introductions have many design and feature additions but there is one new model that stands above the rest and will set a design standard for 2011.

Most new introductions include storage and look very similar to the Magnolia model with different seat backs.  Another common characteristic is the introduction of a number of new space savers.  Palliser has entered this portion of the market with a vengeance.

The market star is undoubtedly the Palliser Axis or Palliser model 41934.  This seat introduces a very novel concept with a Perspex tray table that slides into a very elegant slot in the exterior outside portions of the seat.  The real catch is that this slit is lit with the same light used in the ambient base and cup holders.  This light reflects through the Perspex and lights the edges giving the model a very cool affect.  What's even better is when the tray table is removed, the light shines through the slit and looks nothing short of amazing.  The seat has a head rest that extends upwards as the seat reclines extending the fully reclined depth of this theater chair.  A cup holder that powers the lighting and recline function adds to the new design introductions on this model.

The Palliser 41930 Strategy looks very similar to the Pacifico but appears to have a higher seat back and very subtle design changes.

The other interesting introduction was the 3 seat sofa version of the blockbuster Pacifico theater seat (discussed in a post below).  This seat is now available in a row of three seats without arm rests between the seats and all three seats recline.  This will be a great addition to this already best seller.

Finally home theater featured the Phoenix faux leather on six floor models in different colors!!  The Phoenix is quite special and it one of the best replacement leather options on the market today.  It has a soft and buttery hand to it and after being introduced last season, will also continue along it upward path of success. 

The synthetic leathers available today, made now primarily from PU (polyurethane), which is the new better option over vinyl which was used in the past.  The end result is material that now rivals the exact look and feel of fine leathers.  It is the ultimate choice and well worth considering especially if price is a factor in the decision.  The Phoenix faux leather is just too hard to ignore!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Palliser Circuit Theater Seat Rivals the Rhumba

Palliser Circuit Theater Chair
Palliser had a number of exciting introductions in the fall furniture market that are worth covering.  The Pacifico theater sofa was one, another was the new Axis theater seat with a side tray table(write up coming soon).  The most comfortable new introduction was the seat we want to discuss now - the Palliser Circuit.

The Circuit has a unique design when you first see it.  Somewhat of a blend between the Magnolia and the Rhumba.  The arm rests look like the Magnolia and the seat back and seat cushion have a similar design to the Rhumba.  There is storage in the arm rests and the seat back has excellent lower lumbar support and deep seated padding on the upper back panel that will support the neck and upper back.  The seat cushion is a contour style (bucket style) which further improves the comfort of this already very comfortable theater chair.  Cup holders are available with lighting and the power version of the seat has the up/down control on the rim of the cup holders.

This theater seat, like it's cousin the Rhumba, is the kind of seat that is best experienced in person.  The seat is so comfortable that we know that anyone who sits in it will want it - its just that simple.  This will follow the foot steps of the Rhumba, and if the price is right, even beat the Rhumba due to extra features like storage and lighted cup holders.

Like all Palliser furniture, this includes their industry leading warranty so you never have to worry about repair issues.  The Circuit will be fully customizable in over 250 colors across leather, microfiber and fabric material options.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Pacifico Theater Seat in Phoenix Leather

There has been a lot written about the Pacifico theater seat over the past few years.  It has become an industry standard and probably the most worthy competitor to some of Berkline's premium theater seats like the 45090 and the Reno.  In most respects, the quality and value for money surpass all models that I am aware of.

Anyway, the purpose was not to sing the praise of this well know theater chair but to show it in two interesting formats - faux leather and the new 3 seat sofa option.  The picture of the row of 3 seats is in a red faux leather called Phoenix and it is beautiful.  It has a rich leather feel to it and is one of the best synthetics that I have come across in this space for years.

The grey 3 seat sofa picture is the new option for the Pacifico.  The grey material is also the Phoenix faux leather.  The sofa is unique because it will allow all three seats to recline individually.