So, what do the designers feel about the outcome?
“I’m really pleased with the collection. It’s highly ergonomic, supporting gamers to become better at their game by having the freedom to move and sit in better ways”, says Jon. “And the collection stretches beyond a desk and a chair – it’s about allowing people to create complete solutions that show who they are,” he adds.
“I think we’ve done a great job of tackling the needs and expectations that gamers have – and delivering above that, says Johnny. Besides the pegboard for accessories, my favourite product is the V-cut design of the gaming desk – a key feature of the ROG design language – which allows set-up on either side based on the gamer’s specific needs. I also really like the custom pattern featured throughout the UPPSPEL family containing an encoded data stream,” he adds.
“These hardcore gamers have so much gear, and it needs to be stored in a good way. I’m happy we were able to create a lot of good solutions for that specific need, says Jon. “It’s been a really fun collaboration which I think can be seen in the result. This is just the beginning, and I can’t wait for the next chapter of IKEA exploring gaming.”
The IKEA gaming range will be available globally from October 2021.