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 & MeasurementsMaterials:
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
About the ManufacturerBecker Designed Inc. was founded in 1984 by Bill Becker with the goal of making top-notch modern furniture design accessible to the public. 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.