App to let you custom design your furniture

Startup company CSTM, unveiled this week in San Francisco, has designed an app for iPad that combines augmented reality with parametric modeling to measure interior spaces.

In other words, users can simply point the tablet at the space in question to register measurements, then drag and drop template bookshelves into the image.

CSTM combines augmented reality with parametric modelling to measure interior spaces. AFP Photo, ©All Rights Reserved // CSTM combines augmented reality with parametric modelling to measure interior spaces. AFP Photo, ©All Rights Reserved (CSTM combines augmented reality with parametric modelling to measure interior spaces. AFP Photo, ©All Rights Reserved)

The made-to-measure furniture can then be adjusted on screen, ordered and shipped, all from the app.

The company is currently on the lookout for 1,000 customers to try out the customization software, which is not yet available on the App Store.

Augmented reality apps are becoming a popular tool for consumers wanting to try before they buy when it comes to interiors.

Ikea is one of the biggest brands to have made use of the technology, launching its own app in 2013 which lets customers envisage how individual items of furniture from the brand’s digital catalog will look in a particular room.

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