Technological solutions to interior design challenges,
The pandemic has accelerated digital transformation in every aspect of our lives in a way that few people expected or thought possible.
This applies to every industry and interior design, as well as from a professional and end-user perspective.
This is the other big trend, along with sustainability (with which it is inevitably intertwined),
Which is forever changing our sector and the influence of interior design in our lives.
So, let’s review the biggest technological innovations we’ve seen emerge prominently on the global stage:
Virtual and augmented reality
Virtual and augmented reality are definitely the first ones that come to mind.
They are both in their infancy but will open up endless opportunities.
Especially as technology becomes more effective and accurate and overall prices decrease.
It allows one to create digital spaces in which a design idea can be adapted,
As the ability to work on it directly by designing a 3D replica of the building
It is something that can make the design process more efficient, faster,
and also streamlined when it comes to communication and relationship with developers.
This can also eventually become an important feature for defining a budget, before committing to a specific design specification.
3D printing is becoming more popular and has opened up new opportunities in the design and production
of furniture as well as decoration and lighting.
It represents a new way to diversify and create customized and innovative solutions.
Digital copies and blockchain
Today, more and more assets are being designed in their digital versions (or twins),
For reasons of value, traceability, ownership, repairability, etc.
One example we mentioned earlier is that of Co., a Danish company that produces sustainable furniture with modular components.
They pair each piece with a dual QR code that allows information to be quickly shared with architects
They can also be easily tracked when replacement is needed.
When it comes to smart technologies, the possibilities are so many that we could devote entire articles just to them.
However, I will try to summarize its potential applications and benefits.
Most of us use an increasing number of electronic devices and smart devices in our daily lives.
This can greatly impact the interior design of both residential and commercial spaces.
Smart speakers and built-in AI are good examples,
As they are common things that were not present in any home just a few years ago. Fortunately,
Nowadays design has become so ingrained in the ownership and brand experience that it has become an integral part of any product.
Therefore, modern speakers are always developed with stylish and beautiful designs.
The last point that interests me the most regarding technology is the advancement in lighting, not just today with LEDs;
We have more energy efficient lighting which in turn is more sustainable as well, but there are other innovations coming.
One of the things that is being discussed a lot today is laser lighting, in fact,
Not only is a laser diode much smaller than LEDs and other solutions,
It’s also more powerful and efficient.
In fact, it is estimated that a laser can produce 1,000 times the light of an LED while using only a fraction of the energy.
If they become common in interior design use, thanks to their size and density they will certainly influence how we deal with indoor lighting.