How They Did It: The Micro Experience Center

Ed Wenck | Apr 04, 2019

CEDIA’s judging panel is impressed with this project’s “tough space and budget,” noting that DayaTech “came up with something really successful” in a showroom that’s roughly 50 square meters in size, built for a total budget of AUD 100,000. The project won the Best Showroom CEDIA Award for 2018, Asia Pacific.

The team at DayaTech had three clear goals in mind when they sat down with a local, well-known designer:

  • “We had a vision to create a simple and easy to navigate experience center. We wanted to ensure visitors would need minimum effort to interact with all the aspects of smart home technology and seamlessly move between the room vignettes. The experience center is based around sharing usage scenarios and ‘day in the life’ experiences that the client can expect in their own environments.
  • “We also wanted to ensure that we captured the look and feel of an aesthetically pleasing living space that minimized the intrusion of technology. This ensured that our clients would immediately feel ‘at home’ within the space and could easily see it transition into their own home or business environment.
  • “Our final goal was to create an experience center that would be highly adaptable to multiple usage scenarios and industry verticals. Our main curved branding wall in the kitchen area has marketing boards that are easily interchangeable depending on the client, whether they be residential, commercial, hospitality, or assisted living aligned.”

Suite 5, 320 Sheridan St.
Cairns, QLD 4870
CEDIA Member Since 2016

Industry Partners:

Greg Waddell
Role: Builder

Selena Murphy
Azure Style Collections
Role: Interior Designer
Equipment List:

4Cabling racks
Anthem MRX 1120 Amplifier
Control4 products
Dragonfly 120-inch Acoustic Weave Ultra Reflective Projection screen
FetchTV Box
Lockwood Electric Strike
Microsoft Xbox
Nvidia Shield
Pakedge gear
Panasonic DMP-UB400 4K Blu-ray player
Samsung Frame TV
Somfy RS485 RTS transmitter for blinds
Sony VPL-VW260ES 4K Projector
Triad 8-zone power amplifier
Triad 8-zone audio matrix
Triad in-ceiling Speakers
Triad in-wall speakers
Wama CCTV camera
Windoware motorized curtains
Yamaha Custom Series in-ceiling speakers