NEW YORK, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kontor.com, the visual network for commercial interior design, today introduced a suite of new features to foster collaboration and improve workflow practices on the site. The added capabilities further Kontor's mission of providing a seamless collaboration process among designers, architects and their clients.
The platform is currently the world's largest database of contextually annotated workplace design imagery, featuring hundreds of top design firms and product brands representing 50 countries. Kontor offers designers and brands a visually stunning online portfolio to display office design projects and to showcase furnishings, lighting and other products in context.
The newly launched features include:
- Collect inspiration – Create collections that allow you to compile images from the Kontor database, add images from anywhere on the web, and/or upload images from your desktop.
- Collaborate and share – Invite colleagues and clients to collaborate with you to build collections, organize imagery, and share beautiful mood boards.
- Comment and make design decisions – Exchange ideas, gather feedback and compare products and spaces.
"Kontor's new workflow features make mood board creation and collaboration among team members and clients seamless," said Mia Lewin, CEO, Kontor. "The new upload and collect to Kontor tools promote organizing inspiration all in one place, and the easy-to-use collaboration tools enable real-time decision making on design and product choices among the team members."
Kontor's Design GraphSM search technology uses a proprietary algorithm and expert metadata to create a sophisticated contextual search and discovery experience. Users can easily search for similar architecturally relevant spaces, designers and products, and then create shareable collections that make collaboration among architects, product companies and their clients a seamless experience.
Kontor will showcase its updated features today during Tech by Design, a special evening with business, technology and design industry leaders at the Instacart offices in San Francisco. Tech by Design San Francisco is the second in a global series of Kontor events that track the convergence of technology and design.
Founded by a team of design-obsessed entrepreneurs, including Gilt Groupe and Business Insider Founder Kevin Ryan, Kontor's unparalleled global network connects visionary companies, great designers and innovative product makers. Kontor is backed by $5 million in Series A funding from Venrock and seed-round investments from Kevin Ryan and Tom Melcher.
Founded by a group of design-minded tech entrepreneurs—Mia Lewin, Andy Parsons, Kevin Ryan, and Tom Melcher—Kontor is an unprecedented network for commercial interior design. Our workflow tools allow design professionals to discover trends, collect inspiration, and share ideas. We contextually connect projects with products on a rich, image-based platform and bring great designers together with innovative product makers and visionary clients. Kontor has partnered with hundreds of top design firms and product brands to build our global network. For more information, visit www.kontor.com.
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