A UK first as Clarke Infinity stretches what is possible in a home cinema

Home entertainment specialist shortlisted for a CEDIA award for their cinema installation featuring the first-ever deployment of a Barrisol Clim stretch ceiling in the UK


Clarke Infinity has been shortlisted as a finalist within the EMEA Home Cinema category of the 2020 CEDIA Awards for their unique El Padrino home cinema installation, featuring a Barrisol Clim stretch ceiling; a first for the UK. The Essex-based outfit designed the bespoke cinema room to include a one-of-a-kind stretch ceiling to deliver perfect acoustics and provide a sumptuous luxurious finish.


The specialist perforated stretched fabric evenly distributes the air, ensuring the ceiling becomes a diffuser for any sound coming from the air conditioning – as well as keeping any unsightly equipment out of view. The Barrisol Clim ceiling ensures you cannot see or feel the HVAC; you cannot feel it because the velocity in the occupied area is around 0.2m/s (and human beings cannot feel the air movement when the velocity is less than 0.3m/s) and you cannot hear it due to the unique design – yet it delivers an aesthetically pleasing finish and allows the air conditioning to keep the room at the perfect temperature.


Simon Clarke, Owner and Founder of Clarke Infinity said, “The CEDIA Awards spotlight the best the industry has to offer, and it is exciting to be part of it. The awards are a great way for us to showcase big projects and the great things that Clarke can achieve with their clients’ needs in mind. We’re delighted to have been shortlisted, especially with a project as unique as the El Padrino cinema.”


The winner will be announced at the 2020 CEDIA awards ceremony this October.