High Point Market is the largest home fashions show in the world, bringing together more than 2,000 exhibitors in High Point, North Carolina. We had the opportunity to experience the exciting world of home furnishings while exploring exceptional showrooms filled with the top trends in interior design.
At Nix Sensor Ltd., we’re lucky to work with professionals in many different industries who use the Nix Pro to work with color (or colour, as we spell it here in Canada). One of our users is David Poholko, a drafter & designer with the Ontario Science Centre and the set designer of “The Trial of Judith K.“, a Toronto-based production running from January 28 – February 14, 2016.
How connected color measurement devices are changing the way we track color trends and color quality
Throughout history, color has been the domain of the artists and creative people in our society, like painters, architects, and designers. Aside from a well-developed understanding of color theory, decisions about color are made largely on intuition or taste. However, in today’s world, color decisions can have economic consequences, not just aesthetic ones.
For example, when you need to match a paint color on your wall, verify that brochures have your company colors correct, or even determine if an avocado is ripe or not, using intuition instead of data can be costly as well as unsightly. And if you’re a fruit producer that exports thousands of pounds of avocados on a weekly basis, misjudging the ripeness of your crop can have a serious impact on your bottom line.
On December 2-3 in Toronto (Canada), the Nix team had a great time exhibiting at IIDEX 2015, an industry-only trade show for interior designers, architects, and the construction sector.
As always, we went out on the trade show floor with a Nix Pro Color Sensor looking for cool colors, interesting companies, and nice people… the good news is that we found plenty of all three!
Here’s what caught our eye from this year’s show;
Nix Pro App Update: Expanded paint libraries, vinyl signage color libraries, new color systems for computer graphics!
With the Nix Pro in use by designers and experts in over 30 countries so far, we’ve been getting a lot of fantastic feedback about what you’d like to see us come out with next.
Here’s what you’ll find in Version 2.4 just in time for the holidays:
A way to find the perfect paint to match any surface.
One of the biggest requests we’ve been getting from users is to expand our interior paint library to include more leading paint manufacturers. We’ve done just that, with many more paint collections to follow in future updates.
At Nix Sensor Ltd., we’re lucky to work with professionals in many different industries who use the Nix Pro to capture & record color. One of our users is Danny Dávila, who works in the Film & Television Industry and uses the Nix Pro while location scouting. In particular, he is the Production Designer for Season 3 of Graceland and Season 1 of Complications (USA Network).
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Although we weren’t exhibiting (this year), we had an incredible time at the Interior Design Show held from January 22 – 25 in Toronto, ON.
The IDS is a truly international conference, and we met designers, architects, and businesses from several different countries who were all passionate about good design… and great color! One thing we especially enjoyed was the space set aside for smaller businesses, designers, and boutiques to showcase their work. Many of these exhibits turned out to be our favorites!
As always, we had a Nix in our pocket to capture the color inspiration we came across. From the use of oranges to spice up a kitchen display to geometric modular flooring, here’s some of the things we discovered. We can’t wait to be back next year!