Heritage Bathrooms Praise Virtual Worlds in magazine interview!

In a recent interview with the editor of Kitchen & Bathroom News; Heritage Bathrooms’ General Manager David Savage and Marketing Manager Kaouther Montacer-Shivlock, discuss their somewhat unusual move to halve the number of their retail accounts and plans to reduce even further. Allowing them to offer better communication and sales support to their remaining retailers and ultimately, ‘create an intimacy with the customer’ and present a much improved purchasing experience.

Part of this new support system provided by Heritage Bathrooms has included the involvement with Virtual Worlds; this is what they had to say about that partnership: …one of the latest sales support tools has been the company’s investment in the Virtual Worlds’ CAD software with all Heritage Bathrooms products now available. Kaouther Montacer-Shivlock commented: “Virtual Worlds is a fantastic piece of kit that enables retailers to showcase a really wide choice of products and to increase sales opportunities. From a commercial perspective, not being able to visualise the finished look is often a stumbling block in the sales process. With the new Heritage Bathrooms 3D planner on Virtual Worlds, it will be much easier for the showrooms to help customers bring their dream bathroom to life. As such, we are expecting to see a much easier conversion of initial interest into actual sales”

To read the whole article visit: http://kandbnews.blogspot.com/

Featured Designer: BMG Designs

Back by popular demand, our Featured Designer for this month is Bernard Griffiths again, from BMG Designs.

This particular bedroom project is a little different from the norm – the client (a teenage boy) had been given an unlimited budget and free licence to choose exactly what he wanted in his soon to be luxury bedroom.

Because the client had been given total freedom of choice, the furniture contents were predominantly bespoke designer pieces. So, although the products were not available in any of the Virtual Worlds catalogues, the amazing design capabilities of the software enabled the use of images sourced online to be transformed into the bespoke model creations shown below.

Some of the items may look complicated in particular the bedside trunks, but are simply chamfered edged boxes with all the sides and top detached so each one can show a different image. With a little time and effort, alterations can be made to achieve the perfect image.

Modern day software solutions need to offer a flexible approach to design, that enhances communication. Virtual Worlds can offer that integration with AutoCAD and SketchUp (‘Pro’ version) and can utilise various file formats. The ‘Egg’ chair (original design by Arne Jacobsen) featured in this design, is a SketchUp 7 model which was exported to 3ds file format and then re-mapped for the textures, so the outside print is different to the inside.

Hopefully, the time spent with Virtual Worlds creating this bespoke design, with unique models such as the chair and trestle table in the corner, have paid off and the client will be thrilled!

Join us here again very soon for part two and the next phase in this unusual project – once installation is complete and we have one happy teenager!

To make contact with BMG Designs, please email Bernard Griffiths on: bmg@bmgdesigns.me.uk

For further information about Virtual Worlds call one of our sales team today on: 01908 663 848

Or why not drop us a line at: sales@virtualworlds.co.uk

Featured Manufacturer: Zehnder

Zehnder is one of Europe’s leading designers and manufacturers of decorative bathroom radiators and towel rails and has a reputation for quality and style at sensible prices. Committed to innovation and originality, their exceptional range of traditional and contemporary radiator designs offers a solution for all lifestyles and preferences.

With Zehnder’s vision and determination for continuous advancement and achievement, the subject of design is firmly anchored in the company’s philosophy. It seemed only natural for them to join forces with Virtual Worlds – the ultimate in design-focused software.

         “From the very concept of there being a Zehnder product catalogue, right through to it’s completion and release, the team at Virtual Worlds have been simply terrific and consummate professionals at all times. Here at Zehnder, we fully appreciate the importance of reaching as many of our retail partners as possible, to enable Zehnder product selection at that pivotal design stage. By joining Virtual Worlds, we can ensure the growing number of retailers investing in the software have full access to our range, whilst providing an unrivalled customer experience and maximising the chance of that all important sale!”

The Virtual Worlds 3D model catalogue for Zehnder, allows for Virtual Worlds users to insert accurate and realistic images from the extensive Zehnder product range into their designs, giving that added consumer experience.  

A vast array of models and sizes are available in the catalogue, from country house ambience, minimalistic purism, classic style, or colourful modern trend. So the exact Zehnder radiator can easily be selected and fitted to blend perfectly in any kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom design.

To see the full Zehnder product range visit www.zehnder.co.uk

For more information on Virtual Worlds please call on: 01908 663848