Nautilus Home Theater Causing Nemo-Envy
The opulent Nautilus Home Theater is the creation of Dillon Works Inc. The 900 square-foot theater is shaped like a prolate spheroid (as Prof. Arronnax says - you might think of it as "football-shaped) and has many Victorian-era details.
(Nautilus home theater screen)
As the owner, Randy Moran, puts it:
“What could be more simpatico with the needs of a home theater than the Nautilus’ submarine theme?” he says. “In both, you are isolated from the outside world in luxurious comfort.”
So how does the Nautilus Home Theater measure up? Let's let Jules Verne tell us about the Nautilus, the submarine from his 1875 novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea:
It was a library. Tall, black-rosewood bookcases, inlaid with copperwork,
held on their wide shelves a large number of uniformly bound books.
These furnishings followed the contours of the room, their lower
parts leading to huge couches upholstered in maroon leather
and curved for maximum comfort. Light, movable reading stands,
which could be pushed away or pulled near as desired,
allowed books to be positioned on them for easy study.
In the center stood a huge table covered with pamphlets,
among which some newspapers, long out of date, were visible.
Electric light flooded this whole harmonious totality, falling from
four frosted half globes set in the scrollwork of the ceiling.
I stared in genuine wonderment at this room so ingeniously laid out,
and I couldn't believe my eyes.
And don't forget the splendid lounge of the Nautilus:
Just then Captain Nemo opened a door facing the one by which I had entered
the library, and I passed into an immense, splendidly lit lounge.
It was a huge quadrilateral with canted corners, ten meters long,
six wide, five high. A luminous ceiling, decorated with
delicate arabesques, distributed a soft, clear daylight over all
the wonders gathered in this museum. For a museum it truly was,
in which clever hands had spared no expense to amass every natural
and artistic treasure, displaying them with the helter-skelter
picturesqueness that distinguishes a painter's studio.
(Nautilus home theater)
So what do you think of the Nautilus home theater?
Via Inside the Nautilus: a private screening room via Geekologie via Nautilus home theater is an stunning example of steampunk style.
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