En­ter­ing a new world

Damien Mor­ris De­signs uses VR tech­nol­ogy

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WEEKEND BUSINESS -

Imag­ine stand­ing in the mid­dle of a home ren­o­va­tion and be­ing able to see ex­actly what the fin­ished prod­uct will look like.

Thanks to a new in­te­rior de­sign com­pany, damien Mor­ris De­signs in Char­lot­te­town, this is now pos­si­ble.

Damien Mor­ris De­signs is the first in­te­rior de­signer on P.E.I. to of­fer 3D vis­ual con­cept draw­ings viewed with vir­tual re­al­ity (VR) glasses. The com­pany spe­cial­izes in kitchen de­sign, but is able to of­fer the VR ex­pe­ri­ence with any home or res­i­den­tial space. The ren­der­ings are all drawn to scale and in­clude de­tailed fin­ish­ing fea­tures of the de­sign in­clud­ing paint colour, tile, fix­tures, cabi­net style and lay­out.

The 33-year-old Char­lot­te­town en­trepreneur had al­ways wanted to run his own busi­ness and went in search of a num­ber of pro­grams and ser­vices for help. It was when he found the Im­pact pro­gram, a re­brand of the for­mer seed cap­i­tal pro­gram, money which helps turn a ven­ture into a tan­gi­ble, vi­able busi­ness that things be­gan to change.

The VR ser­vice, he says, helps sep­a­rate him from the com­peti­tors.

“Many clients find it hard to vi­su­al­ize the de­sign and would be more con­fi­dent in their de­ci­sion if they could ac­tu­ally see what their space would look like,” said Damien Pack­wood, owner of damien Mor­ris De­signs. “The VR glasses lit­er­ally bring the de­sign to life and you feel like you are stand­ing in the new space.”

The to-scale de­sign al­lows clients to take a vir­tual 360 panoramic tour of the space and get a feel for the lay­out. This fea­ture can be very help­ful to en­sure the draw­ings ac­tu­ally work when they be­come 3D vir­tual re­al­ity scenes.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Pack­wood at 902218-0598, email damien@damienMor­risDe­signs.ca or visit: www.damienMor­risDe­signs. ca.

SUBMITTED PHOTO

This 3D im­age is an ex­am­ple of a space a client could view with the VR glasses, mak­ing it feel as though the per­son is stand­ing in­side the room with the abil­ity to phys­i­cally spin around and view all 360 de­grees of the room

SUBMITTED PHOTO

A client of damien Mor­ris De­signs in Char­lot­te­town views her 3D kitchen de­sign mock up with the vir­tual re­al­ity glasses.

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