Clipsal by Schneider Electric (Clipsal), has taken home gold for its Virtual Smart Home application at this year’s DRIVENxDESIGN awards in Brisbane. Winning the ‘Digital – Home & Living’ award, this is the second year running that a Clipsal product has led in this category.
The annual DRIVENxDESIGN Awards form part of the world’s largest network of design award programs, providing marketplace recognition across an extensive range of categories. Celebrating creativity and courage, the awards highlight the top products and services available to help Australians live better and smarter around the home.
Made in collaboration with digital and UX design agency, Luminary and 3D visualisation studio, Plattar, the Clipsal Virtual Smart Home Experience is an industry-leading tool that allows customers to experience the benefits of the Wiser Smart Home in a virtual environment using 3D visualisation. In a COVID-19 era, the Clipsal Virtual Smart Home granted customers the ability to view the product without having to leave their homes during lockdown periods.
Luminary’s lead designer on the project, Thom Bransom said “We have a long history of working with Clipsal and the Clipsal Visual Smart Home project allowed us to create an innovative solution for customers using advanced 3D rendering and animation.”
Clipsal Virtual Smart Home allows the user to experience ‘Moments’. This function allows the user to program combinations of settings, based around the smart home products they have in their home. Customers can then visualise what the product will look like in the home without having to head into a showroom.
Speaking on the win, Clipsal’s Digital Customer Relationship Director, Matt Quinn, said “We’re excited and proud to be recognised by the esteemed Brisbane Design Awards at this year’s ceremony.”
“Clipsal Visual Smart Home was launched to allow customers to experience the Wiser product range virtually and meet the needs of people who can’t visit a showroom. We continue to invest heavily in research and development to innovate our electrical solutions. This recognition solidifies Clipsal’s position as an innovative market leader in electrical and lighting products.”
The judges of the Digital – Home & Living category acknowledged the app’s ability to assist consumers in visualising Wiser Smart Home products in their home.
Clipsal is the leading Australian electrical safety, home design and energy solutions innovator, combining more than 25 years of local know-how with global expertise to create innovative design products. The Clipsal app takes inspiration from modern web-based design tools and best practices, while incorporating strategic planning and 3D visualisation and functionality to enhance the experience and increase accessibility to the user.
Clipsal’s Virtual Smart Home is now available on the Clipsal website and at wholesale locations.