Eras 8357 TV Stand by BDI
designed by Noah Packard
At A Glance:
The Eras TV Stand has an unmistakable retro design, especially apparent in the way the legs rise up to the cabinet. Eras also has a number of BDI's innovative media features. By BDI's standard, the Eras TV Stand is more about form than function, but it still packs plenty of function compared to your average entertainment center.
The Eras TV Stand's top shelf holds up to 200 lbs, and the interior shelves provide more than enough strength for your components, unless you plan on stacking gold bricks inside. If you do, please take a picture so we can all enjoy the sight of massive amounts of gold in a TV stand.
Recommended TV size: up to a 82" flat panel TV.
What's To Like:
Eras 8357 is a wide cabinet, sized for larger home theater systems. IR remote-friendly grey tinted glass doors conceal two component compartments (each with an adjustable center shelf) and a media storage drawer. We especially like the removable back panel; it makes component setup and wire concealment a breeze.
What's Not to Like:
While the Eras Entertainment Center does many things well, it's an expensive solution. We think it's worth the money, with its superb functionality and awesome looks - but it's still pricey.
The Bottom Line:
The Eras TV Stand is a retro modern multi-functional media cabinet, well-suited for anyone who wants to conceal components without losing use of the remote control.
- Cable management
Integrated wire management features conceal wires for a clean appearance
- Integrated levelers
Leg assembly features easily adjustable levelers to accommodate uneven floors
- Adjustable shelves
Make it easy to accommodate consoles of different sizes
- Flow through ventilation
Shelves and cabinets feature ventilating slots to help keep media console units cool (and prolong their life)
- Tempered, IR glass
BDI glass shelves are virtually shatterproof, and they are compatible with the IR (Infrared) signals used by many remote controls, meaning your media consoles can stay hidden and still be fully functional
- Removable back panel
Makes it easy to adjust cords in the back of your Eras TV Stand. Back panel can also be left off to accommodate larger consoles
The BDI Eras TV Stand is also known by the following manufacturer Item Number: 8357.
Materials & Measurements
Natural wood veneer with wood frame and steel supports. Cabinet fronts contain IR friendly tempered glass.
Overall: 24.75" h x 74.25" w x 22.25" d
Side Cabinet: 16" h x 18.5" w x 19.75" d
Open Center Compartment: 7.75" h x 30.5" w x 16.25" d
Lower Center Drawer: 6.5" h x 28.25" w x 15.75" d
Top Shelf Capacity: 200 pounds
Weight: 203 pounds
2 adjustable shelves, adjustable in 6 1.25" increments
In order to perform at peak levels, your components not only need to look cool, they have to stay cool. This cabinet facilitates airflow through generous ventilation slots integrated into the bottom panel, wood shelves and removable back panels. Cooler air is drawn in from the bottom of the cabinet, while hot air is naturally expelled out the back.
This TV stand features the finest quality materials and finishes. Sturdy construction and steel or interlocking-panel supports provide a strong foundation for your home theater. Additionally, BDI specifies only the finest European-style hardware. Door handles and other metal details are beautifully finished. The unique soft-close hinges on most door assemblies are fully adjustable to ensure that doors hang evenly, swing smoothly and close gently.
Removable Back Panel
This home theater cabinet is innovatively engineered in a unique way so that the back can be removed effortlessly for easy access to components and connections. Need to accommodate a very deep component? The back panel can be left off the cabinet without sacrificing any structural rigidity, allowing the component to extend from the back as needed.
Practically all of the glass used by BDI is tempered glass. Tempered glass is virtually shatterproof and four to five times stronger than standard glass. When used for shelves, tempered glass is strong enough to support the heaviest components and provides a high degree of durability.
All of BDI's furniture is designed with ease of use in mind. Grey tinted glass doors and windows keep components out of sight yet are compatible with the Infrared (IR) signals used by many remote controls.
Concealed wheels are built into this unit's leg assemblies. This means the TV stand can be moved (even if fully loaded) away from the wall by one person for easy access to cables and connections. Levelers allow the unit to be raised off of its wheels to secure it in place.
BDI home theater furniture is engineered to keep the usual tangle of cables and connections neatly under control. This cabinet features removable back panels for easy access to the rear of components. Integrated routing channels provide space for speaker and TV cables to be neatly concealed.
Floors can be quite uneven and your home theater needs to be level for optimum performance. This BDI TV stand includes easily adjustable levelers to compensate for minor leveling issues in flooring or to correct minor panel-alignment issues.
Because components come in many shapes and sizes, This TV stand features shelves that can be adjusted to accommodate a wide range of systems. Shelves rest on unique steel shelf pins, which are rubber-padded to minimize vibration of components, and high-quality threaded inserts allow you to readjust shelf positioning as needed.
About the Manufacturer
Thoughtful design; sleek lines; material quality that is without peer. Becker Designed Inc. was founded in 1984 by Bill Becker with the goal of making top-notch modern furniture design accessible to the public. They've succeeded. With the most functional, well-engineered, and attractively designed TV stands on the market, BDI has raised the bar to an impressive height. Features like flow-through ventilation, IR-friendly glass, integrated wheels, and removable back panels are just a few of the innovative ways BDI has discovered to make the TV stand that much better. Today, BDI is best know for its home entertainment systems, but it has also applied its vision and craftsmanship in its lines of tables, shelving, and mirrors. BDI is located in Chantilly, Virginia.
Noah's designs have a modern aesthetic while providing a familiar, mid-century appeal. Growing up in a family-built geodesic dome, his craftsman/homebuilder father and his fine artist mother nurtured Noah's appreciation of great design at an early age. He attended Kendall College of Art and Design and is the recipient of the Studio Excellence Award in Furniture Design. After college, Noah worked with one of the last remaining mid-century masters, Vladimir Kagan, where he defined his own style - blending traditional training with modern details to create designs that are instant classics.