Innovative architectural app maker Morpholio has revealed an enticing new augmented reality tool, created in collaboration with renowned furniture manufacturers Knoll and top AR visualization studio Theia Interactive. Morpholio Board is an iPad App that lets architects and interior designers place stunning models of classic furniture into real rooms, allowing them to envision precisely how a space could look for their clients.
3D models of well-known masterpieces can now be viewed in intricate detail, bringing designer furniture to life on the screen. Studying Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Barcelona chair in AR, says Morpholio, “you can feel the soft tufts of the leather in contrast to the sharp polish of the chrome.”
The collection also includes products by architects such as Eero Saarinen, Warren Platner and Marcel Breuer, as well as relative new comers like David Adjaye and design influencers such as Florence Knoll, Richard Schultz and Harry Bertoia.
Morpholio Board aims to place augmented reality at the heart of a designer’s workflow. For the past few years, AR technology has been viewed by many as a cool but ultimately unnecessary gimmick, more suited to entertainment than professional practice.
Morpholio hopes the Board app can make augmented reality part of a larger and more meaningful process. “This isn’t about hitting the buy button on a single piece of furniture,” said Mark Collins, Morpholio Co-Founder. “This is powerful visualization technology that needed to be plugged into the entire interior design workflow, helping homeowners and designers alike to imagine and curate spaces holistically.”
Morpholio is working with a number of other brands, including Porcelanosa, Dyson, Hansgrohe, Phase and Davis, to bring more high-end furniture to the platform. They are also working on a version of Board for iPhone, set to be released soon.
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