O R I G I N S
Like so many successful companies, Salamander Designs stemmed from a personal need. Back in 1990, a young designer began searching for furniture to house his home entertainment components. Nothing in the marketplace satisfied him, so he set out to solve the problem for himself.
C R E D O
Our furniture begins with a love of modern design - the simple, refined lines and functional forms the century's most important designers have embraced. It reflects stringent principles; every product has timeless looks and incorporates unstinting quality. Beyond this, our products are designed for a fast-moving electronic age, an era in which furniture must accommodate the changing requirements of its owners.
We meet your requirements with elegant, modular components that fit together in a variety of ways. Combined, these constitute interactive furniture systems, because you select the specific foundation elements and accessories that precisely meet your needs. As requirements change, re-tailor by adding pieces or simply reconfiguring those on hand.
S Y S T E M S
We offer two comprehensive furniture systems. Our original series, the Archetype System, employs a simple yet highly versatile design. It uses threaded-steel support posts and matching fasteners to hold shelves securely while providing infinite vertical adjustability.
Archetype's most important concepts, modularity and modernity among them, also characterize our second furniture line. It's called Synergy System, and it features elegant, extruded-aluminum corner columns and hardwood shelves as well as optional sides, backs and doors.
A C C L A I M
Salamander Designs furniture met with acclaim after its introduction and continues to win praise from magazines ranging from Cigar Aficionado to Stereo Review. Writing about the Archetype System in Stereophile, Wes Philips called its possibilities staggering...If you drop in on me, don't be surprised to find I've furnished my house entirely with the stuff," he said. (Stereophile, incidentally, included Archetype on its elite list of "Recommended Components" in 1997.)
As for Synergy System, Rob Sabin, in Home Theater magazine, praised it for "incredible design flexibility in a high-quality and easy-to-assemble package...If you've got special requirements or simply want something that's different and well-engineered, this is furniture that's hard to beat," he affirmed. Industry professionals agree. At the 1998 Consumer Electronics Show, a panel of judges singled out Synergy System for an Innovations Award based on design and engineering excellence.