AMIKASA Named Best Lifestyle Mobile Site or App in the 19th Annual Webby Awards

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Amikasa Tops the Shortlist for International Awards Honoring Best of Internet; Ceremony Will Be Available Webby Awards YouTube Channel at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

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Amikasa uses technology to open up the world of interior design to everyone. Using augmented reality, we can instantly re-imagine our homes — and the only furniture you need to drag is virtual.

Amikasa announced this week that it has been named the best lifestyle Mobile Site & App in the 19th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.

IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of digital industry experts, including Tumblr founder, David Karp, Huffington Post Founder, Arianna Huffington, Grantland’s Bill Simmons, Lucky Magazine’s Editor-in-chief, Eva Chen, Instagram co-founder, Kevin Systrom, Jimmy Kimmel, and creator of the .gif file format, Steve Wilhite.

The Amikasa app allows you to create actual room layouts and populate it with home products from its own catalogue. With its specialized augmented reality technology you can see selected furniture in your own room, immediately and without the need for a marker. It is intended for home buyers, home owners looking to redesign a room, interior design enthusiasts and professional designers.

“Amikasa has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”

"Amikasa uses technology to open up the world of interior design to everyone," said Frans Vriesendorp, Founder and CEO of INDG, the app's creators. "Using augmented reality, we can instantly re-imagine our homes — and the only furniture you need to drag is virtual."

Amikasa will be honored at the star-studded Webby Awards ceremony on Monday May 18, 2015 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, where winners will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous 5-Word Speeches. Notable 5-Word Speeches include: Steve Wilhites “It’s Pronounced “Jif” not ‘Gif’; Bjork’s “A.E.I.O.U”; and Kevin Spacey & Dana Brunetti for House of Cards, “The Oscars should do this.” The show will be hosted by acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer and actor, Hannibal Buress. On Tuesday May 19, 2015, fans can watch the show highlights on The Webby Awards YouTube channel. A full list of both The Webby Awards and Webby People’s Voice Winners can be found at webbyawards.com/winners.

ABOUT INDG:
INDG develops technology that enables engaging digital product experiences. We combine the science of technology with the artistry of computer-generated content. Our offices are in Amsterdam, Bucharest and New York. Clients include Adidas, Electrolux, Yamaha, Ralph Lauren and Philips.

ABOUT THE WEBBY AWARDS:
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile Sites & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Grey Goose, Vitamin T, Shocase, Engine Yard, Funny or Die, Code and Theory, Happy Fun Corp, Advertising Age, Internet Week New York and Guardian News and Media.

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