Expression above precision

Virtual reality tools push the boundaries of interior design

For interior designers, communicating a concept to clients and contractors can be hair-pullingly stressful. It’s understandable. Rooms are three-dimensional and real world, with a dizzying amount of things to factor in: furniture, finishes, fabrics, lighting. The conventional methods for conveying an idea, however, tend to be 2-D – sketches and renderings, plans and sections – and often don’t fully capture the sparkle inside the designer’s head. New virtual reality tools, from both start-ups (Decorilla, iStaging) and tech giants (Google, Facebook’s Oculus Rift), are attempting to change that. ….[READ]