Logitech partners with Herman Miller to make 'high-performance' gaming furniture

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It's not clear what sparked this partnership, but it's a sensible one nonetheless. As the PC gaming industry continues to expand, more and more players are looking for ways to make their experience more comfortable and gain a slight competitive edge. In this case, Herman Miller and Logitech have complementary strengths -- the former has years of furniture experience, and the latter has a pretty good idea of what gamers look for in their products.

"At Herman Miller, we have a rich history of designing solutions to support people wherever they live and work," Herman Miller CMO Tim Straker said in a statement. "We're excited to combine our ergonomic, research-driven approach with Logitech G's excellence in technology and innovation. Together we will deliver amazing products with advanced ergonomics, comfort and performance that gamers deserve."

We're not sure exactly what types of furniture the companies plan to make in the long run (desks and couches seem like obvious picks) but they're kicking things off with a gaming chair, slated for launch in the Spring of 2020.

While we don't know what this chair will look like, or how much it will cost, one thing is certain: Logitech G and Herman Miller will be entering into an industry with a whole lot of competition. Companies like Secretlab, Maxnomic, and DXRacer dominate the gaming chair market, which means Logitech and its new partner will need to work much harder to stand out from the crowd.

Regardless, more options for customers can only be a good thing here, so we hope Herman Miller and Logitech are able to produce a compelling (and hopefully affordable) product line-up.

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LOL "high performance" gaming furniture. You know...just like a regular table or chair, but with a SUPER inflated price tag!
I did think the "high performance" claim was a bit of a joke, but you never know. Maybe it comes with a 2080 Ti packed into the seat?
 

Evernessince

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It really depends on the price. If they are charging herman miller price, you might as well just buy herman miller.

If it's herman miller quality at a lower price tag, that will sell. If you ever get a chance to sit in a herman miller chair, you will know what I'm talking about.
 
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Rayneofpayne

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Can't we just get reasonably priced desks and chairs for a decent price that don't suck, there is a reason why IKEA was the go-to for gamers.
 

Rayneofpayne

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It really depends on the price. If they are charging herman miller price, you might as well just buy herman miller.

If it's herman miller quality at a lower price tag, that will sell. If you ever get a chance to sit in a herman miller chair, you will know what I'm talking about.
While I agree and it is true HM desk chairs are probably the best, there is absolutely zero reason for the markup they charge.
 

Uncle Al

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"High Performance Gaming Furniture" sort of reminds me of that line from a very old comedian named Shelly Berman calling such rubbish a "Genuine Copy of a Fake De'or" think about that one!
 

herpaderp

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As long as it's not another *****ic bucket seat design, it should be ok. My Mirra chair has been going strong for nearly a decade now, and if this ends up being at least as good if not better, I wouldn't be against considering one.
 
It really depends on the price. If they are charging herman miller price, you might as well just buy herman miller.

If it's herman miller quality at a lower price tag, that will sell. If you ever get a chance to sit in a herman miller chair, you will know what I'm talking about.
People will spend 8-10 hours a day working / gaming and sometimes barely move and complain about “inflated” gamer pricing in chairs. All gaming chairs are pretty much made with the exact same exoskeleton just different branding and if you pay 400 bucks for one you do yourself a disservice.

Herman Miller makes ergonomic chairs, widely regarded as the best in the business, for longer than games have been around pretty much. There is a reason every office scene you see in tv or the movies, the conference room has Herman miller’s or knock offs for looks. If you’ve ever sat in one you know the difference is night and day and and your body will thank you long term, not to mention you’ll have the chair for probably 20 years ( they come with 10 year warranties).

People seem happy to pay for a 100 dollar chair from Office Depot once a year and then complain how they are in pain and think it’s a badge of honour.

If this can give a fraction of the Herman Miller quality and comfort and bring down the mainstream price a bit, this is a win for those who’d only buy “ gamer “ branded chairs
 

Aries Lyon

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People will spend 8-10 hours a day working / gaming and sometimes barely move and complain about “inflated” gamer pricing in chairs. All gaming chairs are pretty much made with the exact same exoskeleton just different branding and if you pay 400 bucks for one you do yourself a disservice.

Herman Miller makes ergonomic chairs, widely regarded as the best in the business, for longer than games have been around pretty much. There is a reason every office scene you see in tv or the movies, the conference room has Herman miller’s or knock offs for looks. If you’ve ever sat in one you know the difference is night and day and and your body will thank you long term, not to mention you’ll have the chair for probably 20 years ( they come with 10 year warranties).

People seem happy to pay for a 100 dollar chair from Office Depot once a year and then complain how they are in pain and think it’s a badge of honour.

If this can give a fraction of the Herman Miller quality and comfort and bring down the mainstream price a bit, this is a win for those who’d only buy “ gamer “ branded chairs
I'd certainly hope so, because I'm not paying $1000 for a chair. If this Logitech HM chair can get to around $400 and is actually ergonomic, unlike "gamer chairs", it'd be perfect
 

grvalderrama

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While I do think my pc's chair is uncomfortable, I believe it's a good thing, because otherwise I would spend too much time playing games instead, you know, doing grown up stuff.
 

deanimate

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"we hope Herman Miller and Logitech are able to produce a compelling (and hopefully affordable) product line-up."

affordable...herman miller....HAHAHAHAHA!
 

OortCloud

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I have a Herman Miller Aeron - I think that was the name. I have a really bad back and so shelled out for something good, as sitting on normal office chairs all day was crucifying me. It must be 15 years old now at least. Everything still works perfectly. It looks like new and it's the comfiest chair I've ever sat on. So at least in their case, you do get what you pay for.
 
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Gypsygib

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If it's cheap people will just say Herman Miller only attached it's name for the colab but had little real input in the design. If it's expensive it's a f'ing Herman Miller..

Don't see why people are complaining about price, if you don't like it just by a regular Herman Miller lol.
 

deanimate

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I have a Herman Miller Aeron - I think that was the name. I have a really bad back and so shelled out for something good, as sitting on normal office chairs all day was crucifying me. It must be 15 years old now at least. Everything still works perfectly. It looks like new and it's the comfiest chair I've ever sat on. So at least in their case, you do get what you pay for.
Oh for sure. I have the Embody and it's a lovely chair.