Mirage TV Stand 8227 by BDI
designed by Al Glass and Cristian Wicha
At A Glance:
Mirage's understated design and sleek black finish make it a sharp choice to support a gloss black TV. Mirage features a black glass top, doors that are fronted with grey tinted tempered glass, and a satin black base and sides. Components are concealed behind IR-friendly, soft-close doors. The BDI Mirage TV Stand includes adjustable shelves with flow-through ventilation, hidden wheels, and removable back panels for easy access to cables and component connections.
The Mirage Media Stand's top shelf holds up to 150 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: the Mirage TV Stand holds flat panel TVs up to 65".
What's To Like:
This TV stand is low, sized for small to large flat panel TVs at 61" wide, and features plenty of space inside for all your components. It's got IR-friendly glass so you'll never need to open the doors to change channels or skip scenes on a DVD.
What's Not to Like:
While Mirage does many things well, it's an expensive solution. We think it's worth the money, with its superb functionality and good looks - but it's still pricey.
The Bottom Line:
The Mirage media center is a multi-functional entertainment center that is well-suited for anyone with a larger space who wants to display a flat panel TV and conceal components without losing use of the remote control. The Mirage TV Stand is available in 2 different models: a 3-door model (8227 shown here) and a 2-door model (8224).
|TV Mount Option
This BDI entertainment center accommodates the optional Arena TV Mount. With simple hardware, the Arena TV Mount securely fastens your flatscreen TV to your entertainment center. Arena is the perfect alternative to wall mounting your television and features a swiveling mounting bracket.
Recommended for 40"-60" flatscreen televisions.
The BDI Mirage TV Stand is also known by the following manufacturer Item Number: 8227.
Materials & Measurements
IR friendly glass doors with a black glass top, grey tempered glass doors
Triple-wide console (8227-2)
Top shelf capacity: 150 pounds
Weight: 172 pounds
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.
Clean and understated, Al's designs are simply sophisticated. Using simple proportions to create clear, understated classic pieces, he adds detail to make his designs stand out above the crowd, often embellishing them with simple details inspired by his life at the beach.
Although his designs are inspired by the works of mid-century modern masters, Cristian's designs are clearly 21st century. Cristian looks at furniture design as an extension of the sculptor's art. A perspective that is reflected in his designs which always tend to push the limits of conventional thought.