“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
Even inside your new unfurnished home virtually, without having done it physically. This is exactly where Bangalore based design startup Furdo positions itself – to show you how your unfurnished house would look like with your chosen décor by employing virtual reality. The application also allows consumers to enable visualisation of changes, select/reject a particular element, and get that exact décor physically what they have envisioned virtually.
Brainchild of Kiran Singh, Arvind Prakash and Ishwar Sundararaman, Furdo came into existence with Kiran’s experiments with VR to sell furniture. Kiran spent two years working and researching the employability of VR to devise a highly credible 3D virtual walkthrough application, which would enable consumers to clearly visualize all the elements of a décor.
He then roped Arvind Prakash Singh (now COO) and Ishwar Sundararaman (now CEO) as co-founders and thus was born Furdo. The startup calls itself a VR commerce platform, which also curates interior designers, and matchmakes consumers with interior designers, who are closest to their place.
See Virtual, Get Real
For customers looking to avail Furdo’s services, the process is very simple. All they have to do is select a theme from the customised design templates on the site, upload their plan, and fill out minor details. Furdo then creates a 3D virtual walkthrough of how the customer’s home would look like with the chosen design. A customer can choose the design elements he likes and discard the ones he doesn’t. A Furdo-certified designer will come and show him the first cut of the design for free.