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Ikea uses augmented reality to arrange furniture in 3D

Swedish furniture maker Ikea's next catalog will truly come to life, helping people envision what next year's tables and chairs will look like in their living rooms.

Shoppers will be able to place virtual furniture from Ikea's 2014 catalog in their living rooms, using their smartphones or tablets. A new feature on the furniture maker's mobile app now includes augmented reality.

Users can select from 90 items in the catalog to scan with the app, and then place the physical catalog on the ground. A 3D image of the selected item will appear in the display of the screen of a smartphone of or tablet. The app is available for iOS and Android devices.

Watch a demonstration of the feature below.