Design Generator: A Stable Diffusion Driven Interior Design Software
I believe you have witnessed the explosion of AI applications in the recent period, and a large number of emerging companies use generative artificial intelligence to change the digital landscape. There are also some small and accomplished teams using AI to expand their businesses, attract customers and improve their competitiveness.
Today's example is a design company from Lithuania: Planner 5D. The company brings user-friendly cross-platform design tools to home improvement and design enthusiasts.
It has developed an easy-to-use electronic design platform that allows anyone to create floor plans and interior designs in minutes, learn interior design basics, connect with a community of interior design enthusiasts and find inspiration.
AI, VR and AR technologies power the platform, and Planner 5D recently launched Design Generator . It is a Stable Diffusion based design tool developed by in-house algorithms.generative artificial intelligence
From high-tech to high-tech
Unlike the new generation of generative AI startups, Planner 5D doesn't need the latest technology to gain its first users.
The company's 90,000 users have created more than 20 billion designs to renovate homes, change interiors, and choose new furniture and décor.
Design Generator uses real images to create mockups of interior design projects. Users upload photos, select a space type, and the app will provide various design options for each uploaded image within minutes.
Its launch quickly attracted attention and was even mentioned in Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang's keynote address at the recent GTC conference.
Ustyugov sees generative AI as part of a continuum of tool development starting with phones:
"It created the ability to dynamically render 3D graphics on handheld devices when mobile markets like rural South America and India moved from low-tech to more powerful devices. It was the biggest breakthrough in electronics design.
He sees AI alone as a powerful augmentation tool that can start the creative process, but not generate interior designs. That's where Planner 5D's Design Generator comes in.
Putting home decorators and interior designers on the same page
Tools like Design Generator bridge the gap between professional interior designers and home improvement enthusiasts.
“Clients may like the design but not know if a space is comfortable. This includes door and window placement. For example, the doorknob doesn’t touch the light switch when the door is open. Home design often doesn’t take these basics into account.
In addition, users retain digitized plans and measurements as well as a digital footprint of their spaces.
For example, you can keep a kitchen design configuration to help with future renovations or share it with future buyers.
Furniture designers also use Planner 5D tools to construct furniture with the correct dimensions to fit a specific space.
In the future, tools like Design Generator will recommend more sustainable materials and higher energy-saving configurations, such as window placement and recommending sunlight that complies with local codes or corporate agency rules.
"By leveraging digital tools and resources, e-design can help reduce waste and lower carbon emissions, while promoting responsible consumption and encouraging reuse and reuse of existing materials and buildings. For example, e-design can facilitate home improvement and Visualization and planning of interior design projects, enabling more sustainable resource use and reducing the need for face-to-face consultations and site visits.
Additionally, electronic design can bring together various professionals, including architects, designers, builders, and engineers, to collaborate on projects. This can lead to more holistic and sustainable design solutions that consider factors such as energy efficiency, indoor air quality and water conservation.
Building the skills of the next generation of designers
Ustyugov is also focusing on the next generation of interior designers. Planner 5D offers online design courses that include design competitions where students compete against each other while developing their skills.
Currently, more than 200 schools around the world use Planner 5D, although he notes that it's not always done in the most obvious way.
“They use it in math class to teach kids to count an area and use it in practice. The techniques are also used when learning about creativity and STEM lessons.
Design Generator is free for new Planner 5D iOS users during a trial period, and existing users can access it via subscription.
Desktop and Android versions are coming soon.