Home Tech Ikea’s new range is a stealth mode for gamers

Ikea’s new range is a stealth mode for gamers

0 comment
Ikea's new range is a stealth mode for gamers

Ikea’s approach is a little different. The Gaming Lounge chair’s wheels are designed to allow you to drag the chair closer to the TV when you want to get more immersed in the action and further back when it’s time to relax. And many of the pieces in the new collection have a similar design philosophy.

The side table was the one that caught my attention the most. At the bottom it has two typical legs and two with wheels. Again, the table is designed to move around space, so it’s easy to get into the game, but it’s also easy to move it to a more convenient location when the game is over.

However, Ikea global design director Johan Ejdemo highlights how designing furniture that can move through space presents new challenges and new opportunities for solutions. “The team has also done some pretty clever and unique things… [such as] the support for the popcorn container, so that it does not tip over.”

Refers to the metal edge of the side table, slightly raised above the surface. Not only does it prevent everything from slipping when moving the table, but it can also help prevent players from tipping over drinks when shaking them afterward. Dark souls The boss drops them for the fiftieth time.

For PC gamers, Gaming Station takes a different approach. Inside, there’s room for a monitor, a keyboard tray, a place to mount a desk tower, and even storage for a chair. It’s a complete play station that can disappear as soon as you close the doors. And when they’re open, they even provide a bit of privacy.

The playroom

When I first moved into my current apartment, the site plan didn’t have typical labels like living room, bedroom, or kitchen. Instead, it was labeled based on activities like living, resting, and… um… nourishment. It seemed a little silly to me, but it also reflected a more task-oriented approach to thinking about the rooms in my house.

Ikea’s approach to gaming furniture seems more thoughtful about what a room is actually like used than I’ve seen in a long time. I’m still not entirely sure if all this will catch on. Ikea may not be employing Gamer Aesthetic™, but the company still has its own distinctive style that you may love or hate, but can’t ignore.

The idea of ​​gaming furniture designed to accommodate long gaming sessions, anticipating disasters before they happen, and being flexible enough to transform into “regular” furniture when not needed? Those are design principles that could be maintained. At least I know the college version of me would have loved that side table with a railing.

You may also like