National Geographic Podium
Behind the sleek wraparound dashboard, the presenter is in a fully functional workspace that includes a built-in flat screen monitor, fully dimmable lighting controls, a microphone, and various switches that permit on-air communications with the studio control room. A clever retractable "landing gear" mechanism allows the podium to be moved rapidly and safely before, during, and after events.
This high-tech podium blends exquisite form with demanding function, and is as much a sculpture as it is a machine. A combination of precision Cherry woodwork and precisely machined metalwork the podium easily reaches virtually any desired height or position in the studio by means of a single switch controlling its quiet hydraulics.