Garners steps into the virtual reality world

Garners Food Service Equipment is now offering virtual reality tours of its kitchen designs.

Garners Food Service Equipment has further expanded its 3D design package to include onsite virtual reality (VR) tours during the design and installation process.

Following a few weeks of testing, GFSE has rolled out the use of VR to all eligible clients for onsite meetings and design sign-off purposes.

Business development director Andy Brown expressed the design house’s interest in pushing on with innovative practices in the design process.

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“We used the VR headset with a client for the first time on 12 November. Straightaway they were impressed by the realism and immersiveness on show. They’d seen flat plan drawings as well as our 3D visuals, however this gave real insight into how the project would come about in the context of the actual space.

“Because the models are shared with the architects and main contractors, using VR allows the client to give feedback on the kitchen space in a wider sense, rather than just the placement of the equipment.”

Brown continued: “Even though they’d already seen a realistic 360° view of the kitchen, the VR aspect allowed the client to note architectural issues that they wouldn’t have noticed until the build was underway.

“We’re looking forward to putting this to more use in the future to provide clients the best possible experience when gearing up for their brand new commercial kitchen.”

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