Using online tools to make selecting custom upholstery fun, fast and foolproof!
The pandemic has made so many things difficult as the country reels from attempts to curb its spread. We, as designers, have stayed home, zoomed, and wrestled with answering the growing demand for home office and “Netflix sectionals”. Yes, we and our clients are all looking around our homes and feeling the desperate need to refresh. No, we are not spending money on expensive vacations, lovely dinners out, or fancy work clothes, well at least not from the chest down. We look great on zoom, but the yoga pants get us comfortably through the day.
One thing the pandemic has also pushed to the forefront for the interior business is the need for improved online tools. More and more we are creating interior plans and presenting them online, on zoom and not in person.
Announcing Our New Website
The Norwalk team has spent the pandemic time as an opportunity to improve our online tools for the design community. This month, we launched our brand- new website …norwalkfurniture.com. Over a year in the making, it is full of easy to navigate, mobile features that help designers create top-notch remote presentations. The website has access to over 1000 fabrics, scale templates, inspirational videos and of course all of the customizable sofas, sectionals, chairs and ottomans one could want.
In this challenging time of supply chain interruptions, we also launched our norwalkcover.com. Norwalkcover.com is a quick and easy reference to check for fabric yardage availability. Have you ever presented a beautiful plan to a client only to find that the yardage is unavailable? This tool helps you BEFORE making a presentation so that you can skip that embarrassing step.
Build Your Own: New Norwalk 360 Design Tool
And lastly, our super fun and easy to use “Build Your Own” feature, is now imbedded in our new website. Or it can be found as an APP for Android or Apple phone and IPAD as Norwalk 360 Design Tool. This amazing feature has also taken over a year to build. Partnering with the smartest AR technology team (we found them in Poland), we created a tool just for custom upholstery. It is designed so that you can build the piece you want, find its dimensions, cover it in fabric and create a order sheet to present to your customer. Watch the short video below to see just how easy it is.
We show our Kent sectional which can be constructed by choosing from ten arms, thirteen legs/bases, two heights and two depths. Using the “Build Your Own” tool makes it so easy to SEE your choices, show your choices and then build a summary to write the order.
Download the app or try it on our website today. Fun, fast and fool-proof. Just like paper dolls for designers. Enjoy!
Norwalk Furniture is a sponsor for April and May Design Influencers CONNECT digital events where you can chat with members of our team in the Norwalk virtual booth. Join us for the last event May 3-4! Pre-register here.