The Future of Interior Design

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How different is the world today to the world you grew up in? No matter when or where you were born, or where you may find yourself now, the answer to this question is always the same one: They are two entirely different worlds.

From a business perspective, we don’t have to look that far back to be reminded of just how quickly the world around us keeps changing. We used to rent movies at Blockbuster, and the retail industry was booming. Today we watch and shop from the same touch screen we use to work.

The interior design and architecture industries are no strangers to this changing world. Pencil and paper were first replaced by AutoCad, but two-dimensional drawings are plagued by a million limitations. CAD, for a long time the industry standard, has now been replaced by sophisticated 3D modeling and rendering software better suited to bringing a designer’s vision to life.

Presentation boards have gone digital. Physical models have become virtual.

There are always those who cling to the past, and in their nostalgia wish for a return to the way things were, but like the industries of a world not that far in time, we either adapt to change or become its casualty.

Most of us are always thinking about this, and trying to negotiate a compromise between who we are and who we want to become, both from a personal and professional standpoint. Am I making the right decision in buying a home? Will I be successful at my new job, or should I have stayed at the old one? What does the future hold in store for me?

At Mussa we ask ourselves this type of question every day, always with the intention of staying one step ahead and understanding what comes next. For the design industry, this next leap forward comes from the emergence of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) tools and applications, which redefine the way designers and their clients navigate digital environments.

Imagine guiding your clients through a virtual project, modeled and rendered to mimic a space hundreds of miles away. They would be able to inhabit your vision in a 360⁰ virtual environment, making changes in real time and helping you accelerate the process of approving anything from furniture to finishes, from anywhere in the world, at any time.

This is how we envision a new world for interior designers. This is why we focus on VR and AR as tools for maximizing the value of your ideas.

Why envision the old world when you can inhabit the new one?