Artisan Art Gallery Gets Creative with ELAN
When David and Linda Fox decided to open The Copper Fox, an art gallery in Franklin, Tennessee, they wanted it to be different from the high-end gallery that Linda already curates. After finding a gem of a property, a local home built in the 1860s, David knew that combining a historic American home with 21st century technologies would allow him to run a successful high-traffic art gallery.
Using only an iPad, David can control The Copper Fox’s lighting and music with the ELAN system and mobile app, access the security and surveillance systems and conduct transactions with Square technology. “I wanted the gallery to be techy behind the scenes,” Fox said, “but present a rustic, historic ambience that visitors can’t find at other galleries. I can literally run the entire store from my iPad. It’s been an incredible boon to be able to adjust lighting and music on the fly, so if I notice it’s an extra bright day or the music got a bit too loud, it takes about ten seconds to adjust everything, and I don’t have to leave the floor!” Working with local electronics integrator Audio Video Elements, David was able to strike the perfect balance between technology and artistry.
Using a small ELAN system controller, the ELAN iPad app, Lutron lighting, Panamax surge protection, Speco Technologies cameras, a Digimerge 16-channel DVR and audio components from JBL, Monitor Audio and Marantz, Lawrence made the store seamless to operate. What all of this technology really hasdone is remove any barriers between my clients and the art. When they walk into the store they don’t know that the lighting and music is set to very specific levels, or that I can change it at a moment’snotice without leaving the gallery floor. All they know is that the room is inviting and relaxing, and that the art is gorgeous.
“With the ELAN system, I can literally run the entire store from my iPad. It’s been an incredible boon to be able to adjust lighting and music on the fly.”
-David Fox, Gallery Owner and ELAN Enthusiast