Is a trip from New Jersey to Narnia in your future? It could be, thanks to a new elevator-design concept.

As a leading NJ elevator company, we like to stay up to date on the latest technologies and trends in our industry — and this one we’ve discovered is both innovative and intriguing. As buildings grow taller and more tech-savvy, elevators have to follow suit. One way to do that is by tapping into virtual reality to make what could be a simple elevator ride a true experience.

Panoramia pioneered a new interior-design concept that surrounds elevator riders with picturesque, interactive 3D displays. As the elevator begins to move, the floor-to-ceiling back wall of the structure responds accordingly. The intricately designed virtual “window” makes riders feel like they’re soaring above a mountain as the elevator climbs upward, or sliding down into a valley on their descent.

The images are projected onto a high-resolution screen, so the visuals are sharp and stunning. Property owners can choose content to match the ambiance of the building, or change the images with the seasons or occasions. The visuals will also transition throughout the day — with the lighting and mood shifting from sunrise to sunset.

Starting next year, Panoramia will up the ante with on-demand services, which will give property owners full access to the company’s image gallery and the ability to change their visuals continually throughout the day. With just a click of a button, they’ll be able to offer elevator riders a unique experience with every ride.

Many Americans step into an elevator every day, to and from their apartment or work, and the experience has become so commonplace it’s almost forgettable. But new technologies like virtual-reality imagery can open riders’ eyes to the possibilities that await them behind the elevator doors.