IKEA’s ARKit-driven furniture placement app, aptly named Place, is now available to download from App Store free of charge, allowing you to virtually place furnishings in your space.

If you’re on iOS 11 and have an iPhone or iPad powered by Apple’s A9 chip or newer (all iPhones from iPhone 6s onward), do yourself a favor and download this gem of an app right now and see for yourself why ARKit is such a big deal.

Using ARKit for things like scene understanding, plane detection and lighting estimation, the app lets you pick among more than 2,000 items in IKEA’s catalog, from chairs and tables to sofas and storage solutions, and drop them in the augmented reality view.

You can then rotate true to-scale objects with your finger, move them around and walk around them with the device in your hand to see how they might fit in your living space.

Check it out in action.

This is one of the best use cases for ARKit I’ve seen so far.

This isn’t just some technology showcase app—with IKEA Place, you are actually able to make an informed buying decision. Even if you don’t intend on buying anything from IKEA, the app is still worth checking out to experiment with how good design can transform your living place.

Download IKEA Place for free from App Store.

  • bigkool2

    Played around with this app a little bit last night and this AM. Pretty impressive for something new. I can see it (and other AR apps) only getting better and better over time.

  • Which app store is it in? Google Play? Amazon Appstore? iTunes?

    Can you be more specific?

    • Tony Trenkle Jr.

      Windows actually.

    • Joshua Ventura

      Let’s see here, we are on a iPhone highly oriented website. Hmmm, iOS 11 dropped yesterday with AR. Now where can we go download this app?

      Wait I have a clue, let’s see. Now if we read the article we might see points where it mentions iPhone and App Store but wait! At the bottom it says “Downlod IKEA Place for free from App Store”.

      Maybe App Store but who knows right?

      • So you mean it’s in iTunes, right?

        The thing is, I have accounts at a lot of different app atores (Windows, Chrome, Google Play, Amazon, etc), which is why it’s important to be specific when refrring to Apple’s app store, iTunes.

      • Blake Royer

        Except Apple’s App Store isn’t called iTunes. It’s called App Store. iTunes is an application where you buy music and movies.

      • My usual rebuttal is to point out how apps are listed on Apple’s website (in iTunes), but it turns out Apple has updated the listings. The Kindle app is listed in iTunes preview, and it now says “This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.”

        So apparently Apple’s name for one of their app stores is “App Store for iOS devices”. (The other one is called the Mac App Store.)

  • The app is region locked. Not available in my country, sadly.

  • Pokie Peaches

    Making ARKit exclusive to A9 chips and above is a market strategy to get apple users to purchase more expensive ios devices period!

  • Pokie Peaches

    The fact that iPhone 6 cannot run ARKit is the reason myself and apx 2 million other users would not update to ios11.