During the virtual CES 2021, Razer showed off their concept design for a truly immersive gaming system. It combines a haptic-feedback gaming chair with a wrap-around 60″ OLED display that can roll up and stow behind the seat when not in use. The distance between the gamer and the screen seems a bit close for us though.
THE BEST Chairs
Commissioned by the U.S. Navy in the 1940’s, the Emeco 1006 Navy Chair is immediately recognizable. Designed for light weight and resistance to fire, the aluminum chairs are nearly indestructible. BRANDMADE.TV takes us inside the Hanover, Pennsylvania factory where these iconic chairs are still manufactured by hand.
As one of the most notable designs of the 20th century, the Eames LCW (Lounge Chair Wood) is an icon of mid-century modern furniture. Brandmade.TV looks back at the history of the chair, and goes inside the factory where Herman Miller continues to make these chairs by stacking, bending, and sanding plywood veneers.
Humanscale’s award-winning Trea chair by designer Todd Bracher is a masterclass in form-meets-function. Inspired by the exoskeleton of a lobster, it cradles the sitter in a supportive shell while its mechanism allows parts to move in harmony with the body without manual settings. Available in three leg variants.
This comfy and casual lounger is perfect for those times when you need an extra chair, or just want to laze around. It’s got a soft microsuede cover and folds to form a lounge chair, upright chair, or bed. Plus, its cover is removable for easy cleaning. Available in a variety of colors in The Awesomer Shop.
While we prefer to stand at our desks, sometimes we need to sit down. This unique chair adapts to you unlike any we’ve seen. It offers more than 10 main seating positions, and includes an adjustable backrest that doubles as an elevated seat and work surface, along with armrests that can expand the chair’s width.
This wooden stool from Anthropologie is great for displaying small items or as a perch for your cat. is crafted from aged teak wood, which gives it a great natural texture that shows off its knots and irregularities. It’s suitable for indoor or outdoor use and comes pre-assembled. Measures 17″H x 20″W x 13″D.
Just because you’re outdoors doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be comfortable. Core Equipment’s saucer-shaped chair offers a cozy, oversized seating area, along with a quilted seat and a padded headrest. Its fold-up steel frame can hold up to 300 lb, and it includes a built-in cupholder, and a carrying bag. Available in grey or wine red.
The cheery Ballo Stool by Humanscale combines functional design with the playfulness of an exercise ball. An ideal task seat, it comfortably tilts with your movements thanks to two pliable air-filled domes on an innovative center column. It can help correct posture and alleviate back pain by naturally aligning the spine.
Computer accessory maker Logitech teamed up with furniture experts Herman Miller to create a premium gaming chair that combines futuristic styling with ergonomics. The Embody Gaming Chair is designed to improve your posture and comfort during lengthy gaming sessions, while adjusting to fit your unique form.
We’ve always wanted one of those fancy Eames lounge chairs, but the real ones are just too expensive. Wood Design shows us how it’s possible to build a similar piece of furniture yourself, with enough time, effort, and skill. We prefer the original’s swivel base, but this version looks more comfy, and is still an impressive build.
If you’re addicted to PC games, you should at least be comfortable while you play. This highly-supportive gaming chair from Offex Gaming provides numerous adjustments so you can get your gaming space just right. It has a high back design, and comes with removable lumbar and headrest pillows. Save 40% in The Awesomer Shop.
CleverMade’s folding wood chair offers a comfy spot for relaxing anywhere, and sits at a leisurely angle for chilling out or gazing at the stars. It’s made from sustainable acacia wood, and folds nearly flat, so you can easily store it under a bed or behind another piece of furniture. Holds up to 250 lbs.
Studio Job designed this bold piece of furniture that doubles as a seat and a small side table, while adding a splash of Mexican culture to any space. Measures appx 17.7″ tall, and comes in black, green, terracotta, and ivory. Cast from polyethylene, so it weighs just 7.7 lb.
Several years back, metalworker Ron Covell walked through the process of bending metal to create a cool bomber-style metal seat. Its construction proved intimidating for most, so he came up with a simpler design that uses a single sheet of steel, and might actually be feasible if you have the proper tools in your shop.
Builder Andrew Szeto created an awesome custom version of the iconic Eames lounge chair, replacing the traditional bent wood components with layers of laminated skateboard decks. We love the touch of color that Andrew’s design adds to this classic piece of furniture. More here.
Unlike other gaming chairs designed to sit at a desk, the Respawn-900 is meant for your game room. It offers a racing style bolstered back, a reclining leg support, wide armrests, and a drink holder. It reclines up to 135º, swivels 360º, and holds adults up to 275 lb. Our only complaint – we wish it included a lumbar support pillow.
Woodworker lignum shows off another cool carpentry project. This time, he created the frame for a chair by bending layers of laminated wood slats using a custom-built form. After cutting, sanding, and assembling the pieces, he wrapped the finished frame with hemp rope to create a pliable seat and back.
The GT Throne gaming chair has three electric motors that create vibrations based on the sounds from your PC, console, or mobile device. For comfort, it has a tilt and recline mechanism, and a removable back cushion. It’s on sale at Touch of Modern as of this writing.
These premium chairs give you a great place to sit your butt for extended PC gaming sessions. They provide adjustable adjustable armrests, stain- and scratch-resistant PVC surfaces, and come with a head pillow and lumbar support cushion. Save 22% in The Awesomer Shop.
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