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Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates, 2009/10/17 - Constantly challenged to create the ultimate look for clients, several of the region’s leading interior design specialists have joined forces with The Jukebox Gallery to create that ‘WOW!’ factor.
Paul Taylor of The Jukebox Gallery says “Jukeboxes are becoming an integral part of luxury homes. The Nostalgia range is all about quality, these jukeboxes are not mass produced. Apart from their stunning appearance, the audio capabilities literally blow-away conventional home sound systems.”
Dating back to the 1920's the jukebox is, today, found in the homes of the rich and celebrated.
Interior designers are routinely involved in coordinating many elements in the creation of their client’s ultimate refuge; the home. This includes sound systems. A Nostalgia jukebox spices up any room and is a fun and exciting way to bring music to life.
“It is the métier of a great designer to create a social centre in a house. Whether that is in the kitchen, games room or family room, the jukebox is fun. It gives a house a heart - and makes it a home.” Chris Hodge, Senior Designer, Mark Wilkinson.
These stunning handcrafted jukeboxes with their 21st century technology means that they can be incorporated into existing audio systems. Images and videos downloaded on the Apple iPod or iPhone can be projected on to a screen making these nostalgic jukeboxes truly versatile and at the cutting edge of luxury home entertainment.
An example of where these jukeboxes are being used is the luxury 24,000 sq ft villas Etcetera Living are designing. As Etcetera’s Managing Director, Lesley Zaal says, “These super luxurious villas have a contemporary look and style and consist of a basement containing a home theatre, spa, gym, lap pool, a lounge and a multi-purpose room. I envisage this multi-purpose room as having a billiard table, a bar and a Wurlitzer Classic 2000 to create the perfect environment for the whole family or a group of friends! This particular jukebox, whilst retro in appearance, has all the hi-tech gadgetry we have come to accept as necessary in today’s world and adds that "WOW!" factor talking point that we, as designers, strive for in every project!”
Today, these jukeboxes (thejukeboxgallery.com) are found in the world’s top retail outlets, such as Harrods of Knightsbridge. Custom built in a host of different colours and even produced with gold castings these Nostalgia jukeboxes become heirlooms, handed down from generation to generation.
But you do not have to go to Harrods to pick one up. These legendary sound systems are now available right here in the Middle East from The Jukebox Gallery at Virgin Megastore in Mall of the Emirates, Dubai.