Update 7 November 2016:
You probably know the story well — you like the colour, pattern or particular piece of furniture, but you are not sure about the way it is going to look in your home. You think, if only there was a way to try the thing out before actually buying it. Now there is, with technology coming to the rescue with what is probably the largest augmented reality experience available commercially. Thanks to Pixers and iStaging cooperation, you will now be able to check if those banana leaves you want to stick on the wall will really go well with the polka dots you want to place on the kitchen cabinets.
The technology that lets you do this is called Google Tango, and it powers iStaging app, which lets you visualize interior design products in your home, in 3D, real-time, real-size, and which now features 10,000 products from Pixers. The app is one of the selected few, pre-installed on Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the first commercial device to be powered by Tango. With Pixers designs the app lets you visualize your wildest interior decor ideas on any flat surface in your home, office or other space.
As Tango technology spreads, soon with any device powered by it, you will be able to virtually personalize your space on the go.
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PIXERS, an interior personalization specialist, is teaming up with iStaging, a leading augmented and virtual reality technologies provider, to create the best AR/VR experience in interior design.
Reflecting the increasing number of AR and VR applications made for business use rather than personal entertainment, this global partnership is at an advanced stage of development to combine the best of interior design personalization with a means to try out infinite design configurations possible only through virtual technologies.
Unlike other AR furniture or home staging apps, iStaging uses markerless technology and eliminates the need to place a catalog or a piece of paper on the floor to indicate the position of a piece of furniture. The experience will be significantly more straightforward and user-friendly, with an unparalleled range of home decor products available in the finished app. The app will also recognize different surfaces — walls, ceilings, floors — which will enable professional designers, DIY enthusiasts, and design aficionados to decorate homes from top to bottom.
This will make iStaging’s app an ideal companion to PIXERS’ products, which include decorative walls that can be fully personalized and applied on any flat surface at home, the office or any other space, thanks to a flexible self-adhesive material unique to PIXERS.
“We’ve been experimenting with VR for a while now, but personalization of virtual interiors is a totally new area,” said Mateusz Mentlewicz, CMO at PIXERS. “iStaging has a system that turns PIXERS’ products automatically into 3D and AR content. That allows us to provide our customers with an exceptionally personalized experience when they do a makeover of their living or work space.”
PIXERS is one of the first retailers adopting Tango, a set of sensors and computer vision software that enables augmented reality (AR) experiences on smartphones, including utilities, gaming and education. iStaging’s app is fully compatible with Tango and has been engineered to work seamlessly with the first Tango-enabled smartphone, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, which is due for release later this year (shop.lenovo.com/us/en/tango/).
“At iStaging, augmented reality and virtual reality are not buzzwords or something fancy. We create technologies that are useful in real life, and in this way it makes a big difference for furniture and real estate businesses,” said Kevin Basset, iStaging’s Head of Marketing. “By teaming up with PIXERS, we’re looking to enhance the user experience and provide their customers with a tool to make better purchasing decisions.”
App users can now virtually try out their wildest interior decor ideas in their own space before making a purchase from PIXERS (www.pixersize.com). The website offers an easy purchasing process with full online service. The iStaging interior design app can be downloaded at www.istaging.co/en/app/ or in the App Store and Google Play.
At iStaging, we leverage the technologies of tomorrow to help people find their perfect homes today. Our augmented reality and virtual reality technologies create tours of properties and interior designs like never before — immersive, emotive, and personal. We craft the details so that every visual experience we bring to life enhances the lives of everyone who sees it. As an award-winning global company, iStaging is dedicated to discovering opportunities for better visualization and a life made better by design. For more information, please visit www.istaging.co