Please Ikea make me adult play furniture
Ikea, maker of big boring Lego projects for adults, is launching a line of play furniture. The set, created in collaboration with Republic Of Gamers, includes desks, chairs, streaming accessories and what The Guardian describes as a “multifunctional pillow / blanket”.
The items will launch on October 1 in UK stores, but for now you can listen to designers from Ikea and ROG talking about the project:
I recently moved into a new apartment and needed to buy new furniture. At Ikea, I bought a table, four chairs, a garden table and two chairs, a sofa, two kallaxes, children’s toy boxes, a sideboard, two beds, two bedside tables, a wardrobe, a stand. of children’s books and an easel. If you need small wooden dowels or an Allen wrench, I’m your man.
After building the basic necessities – and an easel – I turned to office furniture. Sadly, all I found was either ugly, shiny cyberpunk gaming nonsense or overpriced, influencer-approved oak standing desks for people who keep bullet journals. I’m firmly in the latter camp, at least aesthetically, but few of them are designed to fit the practical reality of a towering PC tower.
The Ikea line of games doesn’t give me much hope that it can fill the hole in my life that affordable adult play furniture could fill. The Guardian points out that “the Huvudspelare gaming chair, desk and drawer” are familiar to Ikea’s existing office furniture line. What I’m really looking for is a new desk design that can make my computer setup not look like the dominant bright force in my living room, and that folds up into an inlaid beverage cabinet. attractive in the evening.
As gamers get older – and heck, with more of us working from home than ever before – surely there is a demand for neat, unpretentious gaming furniture, and not a giant racing car chair?
You can see a handful of other photos from the range on the Ikea site.