TV Stands

Understanding the basics

Alphason Designs was founded in 1985 as a manufacturer of specialist audio equipment. This led to the design and production of the first truly specialist range of home entertainment furniture, quickly establishing Alphason Designs as the leading manufacturer in this market.

We continue to go from strength to strength, building the reputation of being the best in the business. We are constantly innovating new and exciting products, to keep ahead of the growing demands of you, our customer.

Key Terms

POWER BLOCK

For optimum user convenience special conduits are designed for the cables to pass easily between the shelves and the upper hanger mechanism. To reduce the number of unsightly wires trailing to AC wall sockets, we have integrated a four-way extention block in the rear column.

SPECIAL ROLLERS

The stands come with two-step height adjustment rollers that can move 360°, to ensure easy manoeuvrability.

PIANO BLACK

Alphason has pioneered the use of Piano Black glass, which gives an exceptional high gloss finish perfectly complementing the latest design of Plasma and LCD screens. This gives a truly stunning appearance. The use of ceramic based inks that fuse with the glass during the production process guarantee a durable and scratch resistant finish.

SMOOTH OPENING

The Ambri and Event ranges feature a front door with precision-balanced damping stays to offer a smooth, solid feel when opening and closing. This feature also helps prevent accidents by ensuring the door opens gently even if you let it go.

REAL WOOD VENEERS

There are many standards of veneer available. At Alphason we insist on using only the best variety to achieve the highest quality of finish. Thin strips of real wood are applied to MDF. Once machined, they are lacquered to the required appearance. This process enables Alphason to create stylish and modern products combining glass with wood.

CABLE MANAGEMENT

The proliferation of AV equipment, such as DVD players, set-top boxes and AV receivers has increased the number of items that need to be connected, resulting in unsightly cables which spoil the overall appearance. Alphason has introduced an answer that effectively rectifies this problem.

RAPID MOUNTING

Alphason's "Rapid mounting" bracket takes the back-ache out of mounting your plasma or LCD TV onto the Radius and Gradino models. Uprights are bolted to the TV and then the assembly is lifted into place for a simple, secure fit.

UNIVERSAL MOUNTING BRACKET

In order to cater for the largest range of plasma/LCD screens, Alphason has designed a "Universal" TV bracket. This allows the bracket to be adjusted vertically, as well as horizontally to align with many alternative mounting patterns.

When choosing your TV stand (with a mounting bracket) it is always essential to compare the weight of the screen against the stand's maximum load weight and the maximum allowable mounting hole location.

ENCLOSED DESIGN

For those who prefer an enclosed design, the Ambri, Element, Arena and Contour ranges features a front opening door which helps protect valuable AV equipment. The safety glass door has a smooth action opening mechanism which helps prevent accidents.

CORNER PLACEMENT

Placement in the home is of paramount importance in the design process of all Alphason products. Space in any room is valuable so the rounded profile in the Contour enable the supports to be positioned neatly into a corner if so desired.

SWIVEL BRACKET

The increased space requirements for modern large Plasma, LCD and LED screens has presented difficult decisions about the equipment's optimal placement. Catering for the most demanding situations, Alphason has introduced bracket mechanism that enables fine adjustments left to right.

ROLLER GLIDES

Designed with safety in mind, these 360° swivel roller castors glide effortlessly over the floor. They provide a stable base for the stand and yet enable it to be moved smoothly and easily. This is especially useful when cleaning around the stand.

IN-HOUSE PRODUCT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

We are leaders through innovation and design. Our Award-winning team of in-house designers are constantly monitoring trends in home-style and AV equipment, then designing and developing exciting new products with style and flair. Only after extensive testing, safety evaluation and stringent quality control do we then launch our products onto the market. This is why we have a reputation of being the best in the business.

ROBUST DESIGN

Our designers pick only the best materials and construction methods during the design process to ensure that your equipment performs to the highest level. An additional benefit of our design is improved longevity and most importantly your personal safety.

SAFETY TESTING

We take our responsibility for the safety of our customers as paramount. We therefore ensure that all our products are tested by independent testing houses.

SAFETY GLASS

Throughout the design process of all Alphason products SAFETY is of paramount importance. All glass used is toughened and manufactured to UK standards, BS6206A. Grade "A" identifies it as being to the very highest British standard available. Apart from improved strength, Safety Glass is used to dramatically reduce the risk of personal injury, as in the rare instance of breakage it will form small fragments with dulled edges.

POLISHED/ROUND EDGES

A combination of safety with style. The smooth curved edges and small radius corners on Alphason supports are designed to be safer, particularly in environments where small children are concerned and shelf edges could be at head height.

AWARD WINNING

Receiving numerous accolades from experts in the field of AV equipment performance and aesthetics recognises Alphason's commitment to offer "Value for Money" whilst always ensuring safety, quality, style and practicality. So follow their advice and "buy the best."

Office Furniture

CHAIRS

Materials:

Leather

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There are various types of leather that we use and they are, split, top cow and 1st grade. 1st Grade is the better quality of leather. All of our leather chairs are leather faced with PU/ PVC backs.


 

Mesh

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This is a more modern fabric than the standard fabric operators chair. All of our mesh chairs have a designer feel to them and are very comfortable and functional.


 

Fabric

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These are our classic operators chairs. Designed for functionality and comfort.

What are the benefits of each material?:

Leather

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These are considered by some the more "executive" chair as leather is considered a luxury material. Leather chairs also tend to be larger and of more traditional design.


 

Mesh

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These are considered to be more "contemporary" and "designer" led than the other types.


 

Fabric

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These are the classic computer chair and come in many different sizes and colours. They range from a standard 1 paddle up to a very functional 3 paddle.

These are our classic operators chairs. Designed for functionality and comfort.
These are considered to be more "contemporary" and "designer" led than the other types.

What to consider when purchasing a chair:

How long will you be sitting on it at any one time?

Does it need to be a certain height?

Must it have arms?

Does it need to recline/tilt?

Does it need to be space saving?

CHAIR FUNCTIONALITY KEY:

recommended use (in hours) knee tilt adjust synchronised tilt adjust
back height adjust seat height adjust traditional tilt adjust
back rake adjust seat slide adjust kg weight tension control

DESKS

Materials:

Foil:

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This is a less expensive material and our range starts from compact laptop tables to multifunctional workstations.


 

Veneer:

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This is a more expensive material as the surface of the products are made from solid wood. We have many veneer products from pedestals, traditional desks to functional and elegant hideaways.


 

Glass & Solid wood:

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The glass is tempered and varying depths from 5mm & 10mm. The frames are made from solid wood. Our range is stylish, sleek and contemporary.


 

Glass & Metal:

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The glass is tempered and varying depths from 5mm-10mm. The frames are made from metal. Our range starts from compact laptop tables to more functional workstations.

What are the benefits of each material?:

Foil:

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Durable, Cost efficient , functional, great choice of colours and finishes.


 

Veneer:

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Quality, style and a real wood grain finish.


 

Glass & Solid wood:

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Contemporary design, minimalist look and a real statement piece.


 

Glass & Metal:

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Inexpensive, functional and varying sizes.

What to consider when purchasing a desk:

Where will it go?

Does the colour need to match other furniture?

Does it need a design element?

Glass or wood finish?

Is it for a laptop or full computer system, monitor/tower/keyboard etc?

Do I need filing drawers?

Do I need to store CDs/DVDs?

Do I need to be able to hide it away?

Does it need to be mobile?

Do I need more than one piece of office furniture?

Does it need to be multifunctional and double up as a table when computer not in use?