As head of global marketing for the AEC Industry at Dassault Systèmes, Mr. Moriwaki launches and promotes groundbreaking Industry Solution Experiences including "Optimized Construction," "Façade Design for Fabrication," and "Civil Design for Fabrication." He is a member of buildingSMART.
Extending the Showroom Experience Into the Home With BDHOME
August 13th, 2015 by Akio Moriwaki
BDHOME, a leading omnichannel retailer of innovative and affordable home decor in China, and Dassault Systèmes announced at the Kitchen & Bath China 2015 expo in Shanghai that they are partnering to revolutionize the home decoration industry in greater China with unique consumer experiences that extend beyond the showroom and into the home.
To support this initiative, the two companies will create a joint venture that will accelerate the adoption of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform by the home furniture and decoration markets. The joint venture combines the expertise of Dassault Systèmes in transformative digital solutions and of BDHOME in creative business models for high-quality, affordable home decor, to provide powerful 3D technologies that bring a new level of quality to the showroom experience.
Specifically, the joint venture will distribute Dassault Systèmes’ 3DVIA brand of applications for smart, 3D space planning solutions in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. It will develop related 3D content, services and experiences for furniture manufacturers such as virtual furniture and catalogues targeting furniture customization, construction and decorating materials.
Consumers can use the 3DVIA HomeByMe online interior design application to visualize and customize ideas for home decor or remodeling projects in 3D, and bring showrooms into their homes for a personalized decorating experience.
“With increasing demands for personal consumption from Chinese consumers, ‘customer experience’ has become a priority for each furniture manufacturer and retailer in terms of product production and sales,” said Mr. Chen Zaochun, President, BDHOME.
“Home design holds a very special place in Chinese culture—where a long history of ancestral tradition in furniture manufacturing blends art, customs and know-how—and, together with BDHOME, our ambition is to help designers and consumers reveal and unleash their creativity by combining a traditional approach to home and office decoration with the new standards of today’s society,” said Bernard Charlès, President & CEO, Dassault Systèmes.
“We look forward to replicating the European success of our 3DVIA HomeByMe application in greater China with a specialized partner like BDHOME, whose online-offline business model and rigorous selection of international designers have created a paradigm shift in the region’s traditional home decor retail channels. The power of the virtual world has already been successfully demonstrated in multiple industries. Together with BDHOME we can complement and support existing businesses in the home decoration industry with customer-centric, value-added services that virtually unite the consumer, designer and retailer.”
As founded by nine veteran designers in China, BDHOME is a leading interior soft decoration solutions provider that markets total soft decoration and imported home supplies in OTO model.
More than 13,000 kinds of products are provided by BDHOME, mainly in neo-classic, neo-oriental, neo-US and modern styles.
Now BDHOME has set up offline experience stores in more than 20 cities in China and the onsite designers will provide total design solutions and recommendations to consumers without charge. For more information, visit www.BDHOME.cn.