Herman Miller Wants To Sell You A $2100 Gamer Chair

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Image: Herman Miller

Gaming chairs are already decently expensive. But they’re nowhere near the premium being asked by the American furniture conglomerate Herman Miller, who now has a gaming chair of their own.

Priced at $US1495 ($2090) not including shipping to Australia, the Embody Gaming Chair is one of three gamer-themed products from a partnership with Logitech. “In-depth research convinced us that we needed to modify a current offering to improve lower back support, increase forward leaning, provide a greater ability to swivel, and better adjustments for tables and monitors,” Herman Miller’s Tim Straker said.

So, the end result is, naturally, an expensive-ass chair. There’s also a $1816 ($US1299) gaming desk and a $328 ($US235) monitor arm, which is Apple-levels of crazy. There’s no word on when the chairs will be available in Australia, and Logitech’s own landing page says is Herman Miller handling the distribution. The Australian Herman Miller page does have a listing for the chair, gaming desk and monitor arm, although there’s no local pricing at the time of writing.

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Image: Herman Miller

I’m curious as to how well something like this would do in Australia. Gamers have spent thousands of bucks on nice things before, but chairs usually isn’t one of them. If you go and shell out for an RTX 2080 Ti, there’s a measurable, immutable impact on the games and things you enjoy. That’s something that’s easily measured, something everyone understands. The comfort of a gaming chair? And the value of a $2000-plus chair over something worth $1000? Or $500? That’s not as well understood.

Still, Herman Miller have enough brand weight that they can probably get away with it. Herman Miller chairs are at least several hundred, and that’s second-hand or refurbished. If you’re curious, there’s more pretty shots over on the Herman Miller site.

Comments

  • at least it isn’t another racing seat.

    I’m sitting at a computer not smashing apexes.

    If they ditch the blue highlights for something more subtle it’d be on my wishlist.

    • Positive being that it’s made by a company that actually knows about furniture and design. Although I find it and all gaming chairs uggers.

  • Two things in my experience are the absolute worst to shop for when it comes to PC setups… Monitors and chairs.

    While I didn’t spend nearly that much on my chair, the difference between long hours in a good chair and some random cheap gamer chair is night and day… And I’d say every bit as valuable as a high end piece of hardware. I took a chance and got a Secretlab Titan after hearing good things from friends, and it is easily one of the best investments I’ve made for my PC setup in recent years.

    Shopping for chairs sucks as it’s impossible to find places to try more expensive or higher end chairs in order to find one you’ll personally find comfortable spending hours sitting in… Not quite as easy as looking up benchmarks for graphics cards.

  • They have made this chair for a long time. I have a non Logitech branded version. It’s much better than the aeron too in my opinion. Hence why I got the embodynover the aeron in the first place.

    This is the first decent gaming chair I’ve actually seen but it’s more a chair first than anything. For once I’m glad gaming was slapped on as an afterthought.

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