March 26, 2012 - Middleburg Heights, OH
|Michael Pope presented with Design Award|
Middleburg Heights Chamber of Commerce
names Audio Video Interiors & Environments by Design the Best Unique Interior Design for 2011.
At a dinner held Saturday evening Mayor Gary Starr, accompanied by several Council Members, celebrated their Salute-to-the-City by recognizing excellence within its business community.
Michael Pope, President of Audio Video Interiors & Safety Technologies, had moved his business from Medina in the fall of 2010 into the 20,000 sq. ft. building that had once housed Carpet and Tile Liquidators on the NW corner of Pearl & Bagley. He wanted to not only expand his showroom to include auditioning rooms for audio and video systems, he had a vision of creating a unique collaboration of several design and product professionals that would lend their talents and work together on renovation projects and home designs, providing everything under one roof and simplifying the project for the homeowner. Pope engaged Herschman Architects for their unique blend of retail, commercial and residential architectural and interior design experience to create this one-of-a-kind design center.
The showroom, which celebrated its Grand Opening in August 2011, boasts a lush "outdoor" patio within, along with an inspiring kitchen, butler pantry, hearth room, recreation room, golf simulator, wine cellar and custom home theater. His partners are a hand picked group that have added exquisite features to every surface - from the flooring to the murals, the custom glass and iron, elegant window treatments and salt water aquarium. Their first collaborative project has recently won the Electronic House Home of the Year Award for Best Fun Room.