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Ikea’s new gaming furniture looks like furniture, not an energy drink

Ikea’s Brännboll range is just the right mix of neutrals and bright colors to match most modern homes. | Image: Ikea

Ikea is introducing a new range of gaming furniture that subverts the usual dark, edgy “gamer” aesthetic for designs that are more likely to blend in with your existing home decor.

The company’s Brännboll collection is a lineup of 20 items, including a desk, chairs, accessories, and various storage solutions. Following the mostly-black ROG collaboration Ikea released back in 2021, which was similarly free from overly aggressive “gamer” flourishes, the new Brännboll collection instead focuses on the kind of designs that Ikea does best — simple and recognizably Scandinavian.

Seating is the main focus. There’s an armchair that folds out into a lounging position, a rocking-style chair designed to swing with your body’s movement, and an…

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