Special Giveaway – Neocon 2018 Edition

Special Giveaway – Neocon 2018 Edition

The day has finally come to announce our awesome giveaway. 50 years is such a significant milestone for anything in life, and for the most important event for the commercial and design industry, there is no exception. At KiSP we create, develop and provide client-facing solutions to all key players in the office furniture industry among others. We’re a company that is always thinking and always creating. We research, we develop and we push the envelope to be the first – the first to deliver what's next.

NeoCon will feature game-changing products and services from both leading companies and emerging talent—providing unparalleled access to the latest and most innovative solutions in commercial design.

We are joining in the excitement of this year’s celebration with the opportunity for attendees to win a special gift. You could take home a pair of Homido glasses, a free VR Mock-up space featuring your rockstar product at Neocon or a mock-up space inspired in your Showroom/display.

How to enter:

  1. FOLLOW @KiSPInc at Instagram
  2. TAKE  a photo of your newest / featured product or your Showroom/Display at NeoCon and SHARE it using #KiSPVRme
  3. TAG two friends so they can enter too.
  4. EXTRA POINTS if you share photos of what products or showrooms inspires you the most at NeoCon with the #bepartofwhatsnext

You can increase your chances of winning by liking (1 extra entry) and sharing (3 extra entry) on Facebook (optional).

**Ten (10) winners will be picked.

 

RULES:

  • You must follow KiSP Inc Instagram account to qualify.
  • All entries must be submitted by June 20, at 6 pm EST.
  • You must share each image post with the indicated hashtags.
  • We ask that PRIVATE accounts are made PUBLIC during the giveaway in order to be entered.
  • The winners will be announced on June 22, we appreciate your patience while we verify all the entries.

Good luck!

Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc.

By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's term of use.

Emerging industries for 2018

Emerging industries for 2018

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality has always been one of the end goals for the gaming industry—another high-growth industry for 2018. In 2018, VR becomes more “reality” than “virtual,” with many new startups entering the game.

Other industries that are using Virtual Reality as a hands-down best tool for sales are the Office Furniture and Real Estate. Companies like Steelcase, are taking advantage of these new technologies and experimenting with new ways to use virtual reality.

KiSP is one of the first companies in the furniture industry to introduce Virtual Reality (VR) in their portfolio of services. We've received an overwhelming amount of positive responses from our customers who are closing sales faster and winning more bids with virtual reality.

 

Why should keep it on the radar?

VR gaming platforms like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are now becoming more mainstream, raising the demand for developers of VR games. With these devices in place, VR has expanded into the cultural consciousness, and Steven Spielberg’s new movie Ready Player One — in which VR features heavily — could be the tipping point the industry was waiting for.

Virtual reality has grown into a billion-dollar industry that has disrupted not only the gaming and entertainment industries, it's opening up new educational opportunities in fields such as military, space, flight, archeology, medical, engineering, architecture and the fine arts.

 

If you have any questions about how to get started or would like a VR project sent directly to your phone, you can contact our team at renderings@kisptech.com.

 

 

Criptocurrency

This isn’t the first article you’ve seen mentioning cryptocurrency. Bitcoin has been all over the news lately, attracting a lot of attention to the cryptocurrency industry in general.

 

Why should keep it on the radar?

Even though it's popularity this year, Bitcoin’s been around for years. What makes its so popular it is that a few months ago, August 1, 2017, Bitcoin forked to create Bitcoin Cash, allowing the original Bitcoin holders to “cash in.” This coincided with a change in its BIP 148, which in theory improves its reliability.

The immediate rise of cryptocurrencies is part of a general increase of interest in alternative banking options. The pull away from traditional banking is fuel by both technological advancements and the preferences of Millennials, who, according to a FICO report, “are more likely to consider non-traditional payment companies” because “they see value in the convenience, mobile support and ease of use.”

 

Traveling

The travel industry is evolving day after day, so all-inclusive and boutique hotels are old-fashioned.

 

Why should keep it on the radar?

Because of the wild success of Airbnb, or advancements in air travel making it more affordable. Also, the recent popularity of travel bloggers and Instagram-ers helps; these lifestyle influencers make their living through alternative travel recommendations.

Whatever the reason, 2018 will no doubt continue the rise in hotel alternatives. Design elements focus more on travel experiences than traveling itself, and even Airbnb now features experience recommendations on its homepage.

 

Source: 99designs

               Forbes

 

Why can 3D animations can be your best asset?

Why can 3D animations can be your best asset?

If we told you that 3D animations could save money, time, and add serious curb appeal, would you consider it?

3D animations not only provide customer satisfaction, they also allow for more operational efficiency since the buyers can learn about furniture functionality and gauge as many details as possible.  3D animations are becoming a mandatory asset to compete in today’s office furniture market.

Must of the strongest competitors in the office furniture industry use 3D animation tools to tour their clients on site and give them a rich and immersive experience.

Not convinced yet? The reasons below will help you to reach a decision.

Avoid architectural mistakes.

With only a few specs details or site images, our visualizations team can create the space from scratch before the building or reformation process begins.

If there are any errors in the building plan or any miscalculation, with 3D animations you can catch them and fix them. So, you will be less worry about building plans and focusing on getting the interior design right.

Show more.

On your sales meeting, your client is expecting you to have a series of standard images accompanying your speech of furniture functionality. Surprise them with a reconfiguration animation of the models they're interested. Save speech time by including text on the animation and show important information on certain pieces.

Your sales presentation will have a different approach leaving your client getting to know more about your product.

Repurpose.

Never let an awesome animation go to waste, this type of assets make fantastic marketing material after the order is placed. As a competitive company, you’re aware of the importance to keep your portfolio updated with new media.  Animations complement high-resolution images and you can incorporate them into any marketing strategy.

From simple rotations to elaborate fly-throughs, our animations services can get your buyers excited about what’s possible. 

Feel free to fill out our Contact Form and a member of our team will reach out to you right away.

 

The Color of the Year 2018 is here! PANTONE® 18-3838 Ultra Violet

The Color of the Year 2018 is here! PANTONE® 18-3838 Ultra Violet

On December 7, 2017, Pantone announced the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018, PANTONE 18-3838, Ultra Violet. A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.

Ultra Violet in Home and Office Décor

In interiors, Ultra Violet can transform a room into one of extraordinary self-expression, or conversely, its polish can tone down a room with subdued, modern pairings. Adding spice and brightness, Ultra Violet calls attention to a tufted couch, a piece of art or accent wall. As a color that can take you in so many directions, Ultra Violet makes a statement in any space, whether it’s one of tradition and elegance or unexpected boldness.

“As individuals around the world become more fascinated with color and realize its ability to convey deep messages and meanings, designers and brands should feel empowered to use color to inspire and influence".

Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.

To pay tribute to this rich and bold color that will conduct our senses on 2018, Matias S. from our Design team used the iconic Herman Miller Eames Chair to set a very powerful statement.

 

Questions? Get in contact

Wait no more to use the PANTONE 18-3838, Ultra Violet on your office design this year, we can help you. 

Contact us today and get a free quote.

Looking for inspiration?

Browse through our gallery and choose the design that suits best to what you are looking for, we will do the rest.

The Secret that helped SideMark close a great sale

The Secret that helped SideMark close a great sale

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, SideMark is a contract furniture dealer focused on creating and delivering superior workspace solutions. Their team is dedicated to helping companies leverage their spaces with a customized solution that bridges architecture, furniture, and people to integrate a space that reflects company culture and an expression of their brand. Recently, Shannon Hegerfeld, Senior Project Designer was looking for great imagery and animation that complimented the package BID for an important presentation. Our KiSP Visualizations team assisted Shannon on this project and they were successfully awarded.

 

CHALLENGE

In today’s market, photo-realistic renderings become a ‘must’ when embarking on a new bid proposal, especially if the product has not been built and it can’t be photographed. By providing photo-realistic renderings, you will help to speed up more effectively the client’s decision by giving them the ability to visualize future workspaces.

 

SOLUTIONS

Reflecting on her experience, Shannon comments "the KiSP Visualizations team provided us with imagery that showcases our products in the highest quality, paying special attention to the details with a fast response.  With a very strict turnaround time, KiSP was able to deliver excellent images allowing us to deliver more professional looking business development packages."

 

 
   "We choose to use KISP to generate photorealistic images of our spaces or with the quality in which our clients require it."

Shannon Hegerfeld - Senior Project Designer

KiSP Client for 10+ Years

KiSP images made us stand out from our competitors. We won an important BID from a Bay Area Real Estate & Development Company thanks to the quality of their work.

 

BENEFITS

  • Fast lead time
  • Easy to work with
  • High-quality photo-realistic images

SUMMARY

Shannon has put her trust in KiSP for over 10 years, and reflecting on her experience, Shannon comments "KiSP has given our sales team a powerful tool to bring to reality almost any workspace we give them. They are also able to enhance the render with the right props and accessory. On the operational side, they know our products and know exactly what we want."

 

Our client was really impressed with the animation (and renderings too!). The team really helped us to win this job -- Thank you again for your help.

 

 

It's all in the Details

Photo-realistic images give your customers the ability to visualize their new workspace with high levels of detail and accuracy.

Workstations, clusters meeting rooms and entire offices - you can change finishes, backgrounds, and foregrounds to suit. 2D Renderings are easily revised to show your customers all the options that are possible, in full, high-definition photorealism.

Questions? Get in contact.

We can help you to make your furniture stand out and grab all the attention. Contact us today and fill out our Form for a free quote!

Gallery

Take a look at our Gallery and get inspired.

Render of the Month: July 2017 #ROM

Render of the Month: July 2017 #ROM
Render of the Month - July 2017 KiSP

Renders on white background has the power to highlight the furniture at its greatest.

They allow emphasizing the exact finish of the laminates and fabrics. The least of the detail is shown because there is nothing more that takes away protagonism to what our requester want to show.

Jorge Cagua, the designer in charge of this project, captured the requirements of his client, who by the time to receive the final version, summed in a single word what this render means, "perfection".

We can help you to make your furniture stand out and grab all the attention. Contact us here for more information or fill out our Form for a free quote!

Exciting New Updates to Cloud9 Service

Exciting New Updates to Cloud9 Service
Cloud9 KiSP Service

We are excited to announce that new features and enhancements have been added to our Cloud9 service. With the helpful feedback we’ve received from our users, the Cloud9 team has worked towards improving your experience with viewing and accessing your visualization resources.

Log in to your account today and try out these new features:  

Fresh Look for Logging-in. We’ve transformed the look and feel of our Cloud9 homepage. Easier navigation to other KiSP products and services while providing a more user focused login.

Customize Your ‘Default View’. Locate important resources faster with a customized default view. This can be either by project name, project number, or date. Connect with our team and let us know which view works best for you and your team, and we’ll set it by default.

Visual look for New Projects. Once a new project is uploaded and/or changes have been made to a folder, a NEW or UPDATED banner will show across the corner of the folder.

Default View feature - KiSP Cloud9 Service 

Explore by Page Number. We’ve organized your resources into easily accessible pages giving you the ability to quickly scroll through the Cloud. You can find quick navigation numbers at the bottom of your page.

Pagination feature - KiSP Cloud9 Service

Existing features ready for you to use:

Quick Search – Using the Cloud9 search box, you can find specific projects by name or number for fast results. Narrow down on the perfect renderings and animations to showcase your design expertize in front of any client. 

Sharing – You can share any of your projects on Cloud9 by right-clicking on the asset and selecting Share. This will create a generic email through Outlook with a direct link to your project. Cloud9 will also generate a shareable URL you can copy and share for quick access.

Saving – You can save any project on Cloud9 by right-clicking and selecting Save. Download assets to your computer and have them available offline so you can present to clients without the stress of internet interruptions.

Favorites – You can add any project folder or assets to Favorites for easy retrieval later. You can click on the star icon at the bottom of any folder and it will be added to the Favorites section. You can also click on the Start icon at the bottom of any asset and add it to custom Favorite folders which you can then access from the Favorites section. You can then Share that folder with clients as well.

We’re excited for you to explore our latest Cloud9 features.

New to Cloud9? Contact us at 416-499-2457 Ext 2741 or fill out the form HERE to get started.

Countdown to NeoCon 2017

Countdown to NeoCon 2017

Countdown to Neocon 2017

(Chicago, IL- June 2017) It’s NeoCon time, yes! We are very excited to be attending to meet and catch up with most of our beloved client’s. Also, getting to know what is new in our industry and meet most of the key players. This is the place to be right now, is it?
Virtual reality will be one of the most used tools during the event this year. The immersion experience offered by virtual reality will give attendees a real taste and feel of this new concepts and spaces.

Our Visualization team worked hard over the last few weeks to help clients who trusted our team to develop their ideas for presentations here at Neocon.

Sergio Zilberman among other team members of KiSP Inc. will be attending so in case you run into them, greet them 🙂

Here’s a recap of everything you’re going to see this year:

  • An insider, first look at the exciting prototypes, innovations, and new products that will make an impact in the world of commercial interiors and beyond.
  • Powerful keynote presentations, which will be held in the new NeoCon Theater (Motorola, 19th floor) each day of the show.
  • 100 + accredited seminars lead by top thought leaders.
  • Invaluable, in-person networking events.

Plus, this year they welcome six new permanent additions to the event: Boss Design, ROTTET Collection, via seating, Carvart and DatesWeiser. In addition to new showrooms with plenty of first-time exhibitors to see in the 7th Floor Exhibition Hall.

There is no doubt that Neocon 2017 will give much to talk about for the rest of the year.

When: Monday, June 12 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday, June 13 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday, June 14| 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: The Mart, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

Don’t miss any details of our adventures in Neocon this year, follow KiSP Inc. on the following social media channels: Facebook (@kispinc) and Twitter (@KiSPinc)

Render of The Month: January 2017 #ROM

Render of The Month: January 2017 #ROM

Another render of the month, Renderings community!

We are a company that innovates and always wants to be one step forward on the new trends.. and why not, establish new trends. This time, our render of the month comes hand in hand with a new concept for rendering in white backgrounds.

We’re looking to offer something more than a simple render on a white background.

We want to offer a space designed to liven up the furniture but not compete with them. Click to tweet.

Our client Judy from New York is one of the first clients to make use of this new concept. Her feedback describes what we seek to offer our customers, we quote “This is perfect!”.

The designer in charge of the project was: Juan Arangui.

Looking for more than white background renderings? You can contact us here for more information or fill out our Form for a free quote!

Open Office: 5 Tricks to Take Advantage of the Design

Open Office: 5 Tricks to Take Advantage of the Design
Open Office: 5 tricks to take advantage of the desing.

Today the concept of Open Office is prevailing in the design of new office spaces. Its supporters point out that these spaces foster cooperation among employees, eliminate the barriers imposed by the walls and private offices and increase the productivity and creativity of employees.

If you are looking to redesign your office space or want to get the most out of your open office design, here are 5 tricks that will help you reach and exceed those goals:

  • Furniture that is reconfigured

Use desktops and cabinets that can be reconfigured so employees can work individually or in collaboration. Mobile furniture is a must in an open office design.

  • Different heights

It offers alternatives to work standing or sitting with desks of adjustable heights, this will help increase the levels of energy and proactivity. A study at the University of Sydney found that people who spend 8 to 11 hours sitting daily can increase their chances of dying by 15 percent in four years. Healthy employees are not only more productive, they also show long-term loyalty to the business.

  • Spaces to think

Include in your design small spaces that allow employees to get away from the hustle so they can concentrate on some problem or need a quiet space to think. You can use configurable furniture such as sofas, movable walls or desks that can be arranged in such a way that they can be isolated momentarily from all distraction.

  • Spaces to interact

In my college days, I used to study for exams in the cafeteria or sitting on the benches near the classrooms entry with other students. This exercise is used in so-called social areas in open office designs. Use benches and long tables instead of individual chairs and tables, place them in the rest areas or the snack bar, allow your employees to interact each other and generate great ideas.

  • Freedom of workspace

Designing work spaces where the employee has the freedom to discover what works best for them is another trick that increases productivity. Giving them the freedom to occupy a space that feels best to them instead of assigning one will positively impact their long-term results. Whether in the center of the hustle, near the boss's office or in the cafeteria, letting them choose is needed.

If you need help designing an office that increases your employee's productivity, shoot us an email with your files and / or ideas and we'll provide you a free quote on visualizations services. Take a look at our gallery to see some of our recent work.

Photo credit: StockSnap.io

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