Gaming chairs are a crime against aesthetics, and I hate that my ugliest piece of furniture is also my most comfortable and ergonomic piece of furniture. I hope my back and hips don’t need comfort. It’s amazing that chair designers are still finding ways to make them even more grotesque, as if there’s a competition to create gaming chairs that will make you puke while soothing your back.
The worst of them are always the collaborations with different video game brands.get new sky10 anniversary chair From aristocratic chairs. Forget for a moment that it’s pretty bizarre to create such a special chair to celebrate a game’s anniversary (especially when the anniversary is the year before), and it’s amazing how incredibly boring the design is. It’s just a black chair with a dragon logo.
It’s almost always just the logo.There are exceptions, like this monster hunter chair This includes a cute little animal, but still has the game logo and game name on the back. Why am I talking in a chair? Especially when those words are just the name of the game. I love understated furniture, so I probably don’t want any type of monster hunter chair as much as I love this collection, but anyone in the market who wants something a little more daring would definitely appreciate some cool game art instead of Basically just an ad for something really boring.
this wizard chair The sword and red accents actually look good, but you have all the other junk that makes it look tacky. So it’s not that there aren’t some neat gaming chair designs out there, it’s just that they’re deliberately spoiled by over-the-top aesthetics. Why do our playrooms have to be cursed to look like shit?
Granted, sometimes it just makes sense to use a logo. Like I’m looking for a Batman-themed chair, I probably want the Dark Knight logo on it.This is exactly what you get with Secretlab batman chair. But since it’s Secretlab, you still have to live with its logo and name, which inevitably gets listed as first class. This is inevitable.
It’s like IKEA emblazoned its name prominently on every table it sells. Maybe it’s the association with gaming as well as electronics that makes all these chair makers think it’s tasteful. TVs, monitors, and gaming peripherals usually have a manufacturer’s name on them that I’ve never really considered. But it looks even more out of place on furniture. If you don’t want any of the above, no logos, no text, no weird decorations – just plain chairs for people who play a lot of games, you’re out of luck.
It’s a reminder that many companies making gaming-related products still define gamers very narrowly, usually young people. When I was 21, I definitely didn’t care about furniture matching or whether my guests thought I stole a chair from an arcade racing simulator, but at 36 my priorities changed a little. But I still spend a lot of time at my desk, playing games or writing games. More than when I was 21.
So I spent six months doing my Goldilocks routine and looking for a decent chair, and while there are some low-profile ergonomic office chairs that broadly fit the aesthetic I’m looking for, nothing Fulfills my actual needs like this heinous monster. Live in my office now.
It’s shockingly comfortable. I sometimes hate moving to the couch to play on my big TV. I have a comfortable sofa. Even though I hated every aspect of it, I couldn’t return it because my pup had chewed the shit off the lever. Thanks, Cosmo.
Of course, there are even worse gaming chairs.This is the easiest I could find Titan Evo series, and not too conspicuous, even if the shape is fundamentally ugly. But it still has that damn logo. staring at me. mock me. I saw it when I closed my eyes. I think it follows me when I leave the apartment. To you it might look like an unassuming company logo, but to me it’s the mark of the beast.
Am I completely missing the plot? Absolutely. But it’s an even better reason for Secretlab to make an adult-friendly chair for me. My sanity depends on it.