How digital tools can support interior design projects

How digital tools can support interior design projects

Interior design is far from an easy task – it’s often a five-step process that involves brainstorming each time until the perfect look is achieved. But a new online tool allows architects and designers to visualize and adapt furniture in just a few clicks for all interior design projects. Hello Raye is a curated online marketplace that offers 3D model setup for tens of thousands of commercial and residential products, including furniture, fixtures, and equipment, all in one place.

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Courtesy of Hello Raye
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Courtesy of Hello Raye

A one-stop-shop for parts worldwide

Whether a client is looking for modern Danish design or elements to achieve a Southwestern farmhouse style, a streamlined digital directory makes it easy for interior designers and architects to make decisions by mixing and matching pieces from around the world. whole, adapting the overall experience to their client and modifying them if necessary with customizable 3D models.

Hello Raye offers a growing catalog of 64,000 unique, off-the-shelf products from over 400 brands. Each room is categorized by a unique Building Information Modeling (BIM) or Computer Aided Design (CAD) brand or keyword. As they find pieces they love, designers can keep their choices organized by bookmarking and uploading products to come back to. Additionally, all members of a design team can access a shared concept board, collaborating through notes and saved products. A public link allows for seamless sharing selection with customers or representatives. Whether you’re working on a big or small project, the tool showcases clients’ rooms and designs tailored to their tastes.

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Courtesy of Hello Raye

Visualization comes to life

In the past, hand-drawn sketches completed the painstaking process of swapping and removing furniture as the only means to securing a client’s dream space for their home or business. Hello Raye’s streamlined dashboard allows its users to simply insert their favorite room into a personalized 3D concept board with the ability to also upload their own materials and models, both commercial and residential, from elsewhere on the internet.

By prioritizing brands and products that have high-quality Revit families as well as SketchUp and CAD files for use in the 3D design phase, Hello Raye’s easy navigation system helps designers better convey their ideas. Additionally, they can also provide feedback via the site which is then relayed to dealers and possibly the brands themselves to improve their own library of BIM/CAD files. Likewise, despite the all-too-common problem of broken 3D symbols encountered by brands, Hello Raye’s in-house team is trained to both build and repair these 3D models from scratch for use by the design community.

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Courtesy of Hello Raye
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Courtesy of Hello Raye

Strengthening brand awareness

In addition to simplifying projects for its clientele, Hello Raye also offers the added benefit of shining the spotlight on lesser-known brands. The company’s team has scoured the internet to find and upload top-notch commercial and residential furniture brands and their respective products which are then used for projects of all sizes. The site market includes commercial and residential seating, tables, sofas, lounge pieces, lighting, workstations, accent pieces, booths, decorations, outdoor areas, storage, space dividers, etc. Furniture is organized into market sectors such as workplace, healthcare, hospitality, education, retail/mixed-use, housing/residential, public/government, and industrial to make the process of discovery more practical.

With recommendation and search functions using machine learning, each room is carefully categorized using a detailed description and dimensions, as well as the ability to request a quote, type of finishes and materials and the overall delay. The layout feature allows customers to see exactly how these unique pieces can fit into their project.

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Courtesy of Hello Raye

Hello Raye offers a 14-day free trial for sellers, with discounted CGI and 3D model creation services included in a basic subscription. Creator accounts are free. For more information, visit www.helloraye.com.

Betty K. Park