Ikea, the furniture company known for its affordable pieces with hard-to-pronounce names recently announced a new gaming furniture and accessories lineup in partnership with popular gaming brand, ASUS Republic of Gamers.
Gaming has been around for who knows how many years but with 2020 forcing people to stay in, gaming has increased in popularity now more than ever. It’s no surprise that brands are jumping in and creating their own gaming devices and accessories, IKEA being one of them.
IKEA admits that despite knowing a lot about furnishings, it’s a “novice in gaming” hence its decision to partner with ROG in the construction of their new products. The collaboration, as the company, says, “aims to democratize the gaming experience, by creating relevant, functional, beautiful, and affordable products and complete gaming solutions to make it easier for everyone to create the setup and the home they want.”
There will be more than 30 products in the new gaming line including gaming chairs, desks, lights, clothes, and even a wooden hand for storing peripherals. There are a total of six product families namely Huvudspelare, Utespelare, Matchspel, Gruppspel, Uppspel, and Lånespelare.
One of the most talked-about items on the roster is the Matchspel gaming chair. Marrying the mesh and leather, the Matchspel gaming chair is a mix of gaming and office aesthetic. You get a mesh back to keep cool and a leather seat that’s pretty much a signature for gaming chairs.
The Uppspel line offers a gaming desk with controls for adjusting its height and also has a matching mini cabinet with wheels for storage. It also offers other accessories such as CPU castors with wheels, glass door cabinets, and more. The Lånespelare looks to be made up of mostly accessories including a mug holder desk attachment, headset stand, and even a blanket.
There are enough pieces in IKEA’s new gaming line for anyone to build their own ultimate gaming space from scratch. Notably, despite partnering up with ROG, IKEA has managed to keep its minimalist style in tact but with hints of the usual gaming aesthetic. The lineup is currently available in China only for now but we’ll hopefully see a global release real soon.