In order to answer this question, we must look into what Metaverse is, for starters. It sounds very futuristic, but the truth is that the future is already among us. It won’t be long until you start going to your local Metaverse Ikea for some meatballs and a new chair for your virtual home.
Mark Zuckerberg has stated that he wants to sign up at least 1 billion users by 2031, and the predictions are that by 2024, the Metaverse market value could reach $800 billion. Simply put, Metaverse is a shared 3D virtual space for maintaining payments, identity, objects, history, and the concept of ownership in a VR world. And yes, Metaverse will be accessible in VR. It’s basically an enhanced Internet designed for simulations and spaces rendered in real-time. And you could fill these spaces with furniture.
How are furniture companies and the Metaverse connected?
Furniture companies and the Metaverse are connected solely through the idea that Metaverse architecture is possible. Architects can already build a metaverse property by using computer software and digital technology. They can also create buildings, streets, cities, and more.
Architects will be able to collaborate with various engineers, contractors, game designers, clients, government officials, and more to finalize a project.
Basically, you will be able to purchase virtual real estate metaverse style.
And some people are already jumping on that bandwagon and getting their first virtual home.
So, when you get your real estate in Metaverse, you will need some furniture to make it livable, and this is where furniture companies come along.
Expectations involve the full integration of interior design projects, which can be fine-tuned and edited without the manufacturing costs for designers and customers.
For example, if someone wants their bed to have a metal frame instead of a wooden one, the change will be present in minutes.
With that said, let’s see why it’s so essential for furniture companies to start building 3D models of their furniture and even add a bit of augmented reality in the mix.
Why Furniture Companies Must Metaverse Out Their Products?
By 2021, the VR/AR industry started taking off, and especially with the upcoming Metaverse, AR (Augmented Reality) technology started to become a hot topic for many.
Basically, virtual furniture will be implemented into the Metaverse for people to design their virtual homes with it. It’s expected for big furniture shops to build their own showrooms within the Metaverse and let people go virtual furniture shopping.
And with modern technology, the ready-made 3D models of furniture pieces will be converted as part of the wide Metaverse into meta furniture.
So, companies can already get prepared step by step for this upcoming change and the future that lies ahead of us.
For instance, companies must start creating 3D models that use AR technology on their websites. This way, customers can directly use their phone to point at their living room and see the couch from the furniture shop visualized in their space.
This can happen directly from a mobile browser or from a special app of the store.
All of these technological advancements will not only enhance the user experience of the customers but will get businesses ready for the future metaverse interior design predictions.
These AR changes can also affect the sales rate. And here is how.
Statistics show that about 71% of customers tend to shop at retailers that offer AR technology and 61% of customers prefer such shops over the traditional ones.
There are many pros as to why implementing AR into your online furniture shop could be the best idea for your business. Here are some reasons:
- Customers can try out and see the furniture pieces before they buy them in their homes.
- Users can modify and visualize the placement, color, and size of the furniture and how its different styles fit into their homes. 77% of customers use AR to see those differences.
- Engagement is also another big pro since companies can share tricks, tips, and how-tos through digital imagery.
So, what are you waiting for? Once we have the new virtual peak reached, go and buy real estate in Metaverse, then design it with your favorite virtual furniture.
But before that moment comes, it’s time for furniture shops to start implementing a bit of AR and some 3D imagery to their websites and apps.
This way, even before we turn into avatars floating around our virtual homes, technology could help out shopping in the real world.
We are so excited about taking furniture shopping to another level in our digital real estate metaverse near-by future and even more excited for the present possibilities of AR.
And yes, furniture companies are ready to equip the future metaverse real estate with just a little digitalization.
We hope you learned something new, and stay tuned for more content!