When it comes to design and communication, it is vital for a client to be able visualize a space that they or their users will be investing their money into. Commercial furniture is, at times, viewed as a cheap fix or an aspect of a design package that can ‘come last’ in the design process. Instead, due to the longevity, warranties and overall quality that most commercial furniture offers, it should be viewed as an investment, should match the users’ needs and, most importantly, cater to function and productivity.
That initial investment, that initial vision, is what starts the Canter Experience process with our clients. In the first step, the client will communicate their vision to the necessary rep and/or designer. Once there is a clear understanding on the project’s scope, product and function of the space, and special accommodations that need to be made, our design team then proposes a layout, some wireframe 3D visuals and a quote for the proposal.
It has come to our attention that there is a need or better understanding of space and furniture proposals in the means of renderings. In our applications, we utilize computer generated renderings in cohesion with floorplans and additional visuals when needed. A rendering by definition, is ‘a work of visual art’. This may seem slightly vague but clients have a better understanding when able to view these ‘works of visual art’ that can now be created by our design team with the use of a software called CET Designer.
“CET Designer is an all-in-one software solution for space planning and configuration of products. The intuitive workflow guides you through the entire process from idea to reality – supporting every step of the sales process.” We also utilize SketchUp in conjunction with the CET when it is required for us to create more custom furniture solutions that are easier to build in SketchUp’s software.
This new tool will impact our process, our projects, our communication and will benefit our clients in these ways:
- Allow for better marketing on projects and their approval rates
- Create a realistic image that entails their product, interior and finishes
- Will have an impact on overall project execution
- There are no language barriers with imagery – aside from some potential color variations, imagery is the easiest way to communicate a finalized design to a user
Our team looks forward to utilizing this rendering tool more often as we enter 2018 and we hope that we are able to assist you in ‘realizing your space!’ The visuals provided in this blog are from our internal design team and our current exposure to the software and its capabilities.