Metaverse: The Sandbox joins Arianee to create hybrid brand experiences

Metaverse: The Sandbox joins Arianee to create hybrid brand experiences

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Nicola Mira

The Sandbox, a metaverse world that has attracted labels like GucciAdidasits virtual NFT equivalent

The Arianee interface makes it possible to claim a physical product’s NFT in The Sandbox – Arianee

The Arianee consortium has some forty members, among them Paris Fashion WeekRichemontBreitlingBa&shIWC

The Sandbox is the first metaverse player to join Arianee. The aim is to allow consumers who own an NFT for a physical product they bought, like an item of clothing or a fashion accessory, to use it to outfit their customised avatar in the virtual world. More broadly, the goal is to extend the omni-channel purchasing experience beyond physical boundaries and into the metaverse. And to allow labels to stage events reserved exclusively for their customers in The Sandbox. The latter has already attracted names like Adidas OriginalsGucciCasino

“An avatar is the first element that allows most users to enter and interact with the metaverse,” said the managing director of The Sandbox, Sebastien Borget. “To have an individual identity and style is important in the metaverse. Wearing one’s favourite label and upgrading one’s virtual avatar are key features that will make our experience even more special,” he added. According to Arianee’s CEO Pierre-Nicolas Hurstel, the collaboration will enable The Sandbox visitors to “travel seamlessly between immersive physical and digital worlds.” He added that “we will soon witness the emergence of new user experiences.” 

A glimpse of The Sandbox – MG/FNW

The Sandbox has teamed up with Arianee at a time when a number of metaverse worlds are vying for recognition. Users can visit these virtual landscapes with their personal avatars, via a screen or a VR headset. Each metaverse extends over a finite area, and private individuals and businesses can buy land on it to build their own premises or set up a game or event they have designed. This has fuelled a real estate rush on metaverse worlds like Roblox, Cryptovoxels, The Sandbox and Decentraland, which a few days ago staged the first Metaverse Fashion Week. The latter has raised the issue of how this world can be made accessible to a wider public, and of the potential clientèle the virtual fashion world can tap (you can read about the Metaverse Fashion Week here

Arianee is competing with other protocols, like GoodsID and Aura (the latter developed by the LVMHinteroperability issues

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