In a week that started with a wave of euphoria for Vero, and ended with Twitter and Instagram feeds full of ‘snow chaos’, it’s safe to say apps have taken over our lives.
Apparently last year almost 200 billion apps were downloaded, and it comes as no surprise that Catherine Price’s book, ‘How to break up with your Phone’ is currently a bestseller.
But despite wanting to take back control, when I heard about an exciting new free Danish interior app launching at the end of February I couldn’t wait to give it a try.
Created by Copenhagen based, Utopian City Scape, Danish Design AR utilises the latest augmented reality technology to give each and everyone one of us the chance to become a designer.
The visual quality on this app is really great, allowing you to walk through your home and virtually style rooms with a collection of beautiful design classics.
The experience does give you a real sense as to how a piece will fit in terms of size, materials and colour. You can even see upholstery finishes.
Alongside iconic furniture from Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, and Erik Jørgensen the catalogue, which aims to include over 100 products including wooden floors from the amazing Dinesen, features a number of Louis Poulsen’s most popular lighting designs, Arne Jacobsen clocks, Architect Made figures, and glassware from Holmegaard.
As a total Danish design obsessive this app is really fun to play with, especially after seeing so many of the pieces on my visits to Copenhagen over the years.
I may not be able to afford most of them just yet, but if it gives people the confidence to creatively design a space they love to live in then it can’t be a bad thing.