My fellow designers, don’t you wish you had more time to actually design rather than spend hours creating lighting and furniture schedules? I start to get drowsy just thinking about creating them… Most architects I know enjoy coming up with concepts, sourcing materials, and delving into the near endless design options. What they don’t enjoy is having to put the brakes on creativity to prepare spreadsheets and manuals. An exercise that often takes longer to generate than the design itself.
This is where Ava comes to the rescue. The Interior Design, Decor and Moodboard app from the founders of Morpholio, seamlessly allows interior design projects come to life. I recently got to experience this incredibly cool app that lets you design beautiful mood boards straight on your iPad, while at the same time creating all the schedules and cutsheets needed.
HOW AVA WORKS
Created by Architect and Designers for interior designers Ava sources images directly from Pinterest boards, so if you already have project specific pins, Ava will bring those into the app and let you test them out on your Board. This is super helpful to explore design ideas and help narrow them down, turning ideas into developed designs, in an efficient and fun way.
The Board also integrates its Image Editing component from the Adobe Creative SDK allowing for the highest quality photo editing. In addition, the Board also has the option to Send to Desktop API from Adobe.this makes it super simple for users to directly transmit an image file from the app to the desktop version of Adobe Photoshop CC.
THE PACKAGING AND LAYOUT CONTROL
Did I mention how sleek this app is? The board backgrounds come in an array of stunning colors, infinite sizes, and textured materials. Smart layer controls and fully customizable guides add ease to the design process. As someone who is highly visual, I love how sleek the interface is. The Board makes it easy to create beautiful images. This leads to better presentations, less back and forth meetings and happier clients. Win-win all around.
The Board Gallery provides access to a wide range of brands and manufacturers. It includes classics like Herman Miller to well as favorites two of my favorites BluDot and DWR. Selectively curated with thousands of new products, the gallery is also a place to discover the most cutting edge, award winning design talents. Uhuru, Juju Papers, Volk, Rejuvenation, Porcelanosa, Tandus-Centiva, Dyson, Davis, and Token, just to name a few.
Ava officially launched on April 11, and I have been loving it. Whether you are a designer, a décor enthusiast, or taking on a new interior design project, I highly recommend giving Ava a try. Please let me know your thoughts when you do by leaving a comment below.
All images were courtesy of Morpholio.
Morpholio was founded by four architects, their suite of apps includes Morpholio, a digital portfolio, Trace, for sketching and drafting, Board, for mood and design boards, and Journal, a sketchbook for drawing. Morpholio believes that design tools should amplify the creative process, that thinking with your hands is critical for creatives, and that smart software should be accessible to everyone.
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