Anyone who has seen a furniture store from the inside knows that the exhibition areas are enormous. Several floors offer entire kitchens, bedrooms, living spaces, bathrooms or decorative materials. In 2016/17 Looom was commissioned to digitise 39 of the 50 furniture stores of Kika/Leiner in Austria. In just 18 months, the team scanned more than 900,000 m2.
The collected data provided Kika/Leiner with an inventory of its properties and a comprehensive 2D plan of all premises. This plan is primarily used to optimize the ongoing renovation work in the individual furniture stores. Whereas in the past all areas and exhibition booths (e.g. for show kitchens or large living landscapes) had to be laboriously measured by hand, planning can now be carried out much faster and more efficiently. In addition, Looom developed a modular system and a plug-in for Autodesk in order to better coordinate purchasing and shopfitting - in this way Kika/Leiner was able to save costs in tenders.
In addition, this offers an important advantage for Kika/Leiner's central facility management. The plans can be used to discuss specific projects. All information can be viewed online, which greatly facilitates cooperation between the head office and the individual furniture stores. All in all, more than 40 terabytes of raw data were generated in this project, which Looom systematically processed, visualized and finally made available to the customer.