Located within the first major building constructed on the Disney Studios Burbank Lot, Walt Disney’s personal screening rooms were originally designed and furnished in 1939 by Kem Weber. A pair of identical rooms, side by side with a shared projection booth, a comprehensive renovation had never been undertaken.
Our firm carefully researched, from the Disney Archives, original documentation of the design. Using the archived design intent, renovations were planned to return the rooms to their original aesthetic, and allow integration of state of the art technology, acoustic design, projection and audio systems.
The original room geometry, faceted wall and ceiling systems were recreated in fabric; original soffits were uncovered and restored; the hardwood wainscoting was designed using the original details. And a new riser and step system was inspired by Kem Weber’s streamlined and iconic Airline Armchair.
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