Furnishing your home is a highly personal process. You want pieces that suit your taste and personality while serving a specific function in your space. IKEA offers a great range of customizable and modular options, but if often takes a trip to the show room to see these ideas brought to life.
Australian design firm Luxmy has designed a highly customizable line of new furniture called Evolvex which offers the customer and budding furniture designer an opportunity to design and order personalized creations from the comfort of their browser.
Getting started with the Evolvex furniture design tool couldn't be easier. First at step 1 we select the type of furniture we want to design.
At step 2 we can add a full range of modular parts to build up our design. I'm going to add some additional shelves (found under parts), and castor wheels (found under legs) so my new unit can be moved around my limited apartment space with ease. The Evolvex online design app makes this super easy by snapping parts into place as you drag and drop them around your design.
As a designer, I have lots of random sheets of bristol board I use for planning project workflow, layouts, or drawing UI elements, so a shelving unit with minimal height per shelf would be really helpful in helping me keep stacks of paper neatly stored.
Doors of various sizes can also be added, and since I might want to use my custom shelf to store things I want kept out of sight, I've added a door at the base of the unit. You'll notice in the top right of the design tool the price is updated to reflect the cost of your design.
Evolvex also offers a wide range of color options. Most of my home furniture is black or white with red as an accent color here and there, so I've decided on black for the unit with white shelves and a nice deep red door to finish it off. The tool offers a 360 degree view of your design so you can make sure each panel and component of your design is customized and colored the way you want.
Now that I'm happy with my custom shelf, I'm ready to buy. Clicking "Buy your design" shows you a rotating rendering of your object, and allows you to upload an image of a room so you can see how your design fits your space aesthetically. Once your satisfied and choose to make a purchase, Evolvex will custom build and flat pack your design for shipping.
Evolvex is one of a growing number of great tools which allow you to shop online in a very personal way. By customizing the construction, color and features of your furniture you get something thats uniquely your and get to enjoy the satisfaction of designing something yourself and bringing your own aesthetic vision to life.
For a great interview with the Director of Evolvex, Priyanka Rao check out this article on PSFK, and to get started designing your own furniture, check out the Evolvex online design tool here.
(Images: Sean Rioux and Evolvex)