22 July 2020

Logitech G, a brand of Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI) and Herman Miller (NASDAQ: MLHR) unveiled a new series of high-performance gaming furniture and accessories, including the Embody Gaming Chair, the industry’s first true ergonomic chair.

Based on the iconic Herman Miller Embody Chair, which set the benchmark for pressure distribution, natural alignment and support for healthy movement, the Embody Gaming Chair was modified to meet the demands of pro gamers and streamers. In addition to the Embody Gaming Chair, the two companies are bringing a height-adjustable desk and a monitor arm to the gaming market.

“Together with Logitech G, we studied esports pros and players to see how we could improve their performance and help them take better care of their bodies while they play. We found that players took a variety of postures in chairs that had a negative impact on their performance, and could potentially damage their health over time,” said Tim Straker, Chief Marketing Officer at Herman Miller. “We needed a solution that helped players maintain their ideal posture for long periods of time, keeping them comfortable and focused in key moments. This line-up of gaming products does this and more.”

Herman Miller and Logitech G tested several of Herman Miller’s chair designs with gamers and the Embody chair was chosen as the perfect platform to build a gaming chair from. A typical esports athlete and streamer are seated at their desk upwards of three times as long as a typical office worker. In addition, we found that a large number of gamers expressed widespread dissatisfaction with the comfort and ergonomics provided from traditional gaming chairs that focus on aesthetics; as a result there is a significant decline in performance due to the physical challenges that come from repetitive motion injuries.

“Gamers deserve advanced ergonomic solutions in all aspects of play. To reinvent the gaming chair, we partnered with Herman Miller to evolve their award-winning Embody Chair into a solution that meets the specific needs of gamers today,” said Peter Kingsley, Chief Marketing Officer at Logitech G.  “This is the first step in an ongoing relationship, and we’re proud to be working with Herman Miller to find new ways to help all gamers play at their best.”

The first Gaming Chair from Herman Miller and Logitech G addresses all of those needs and more. The Embody Gaming Chair allows gamers' bodies to be properly aligned, balanced and comfortable. To get there, a number of enhancements were made, including cooling foam with copper-infused particles that support the ideal gaming posture and reduce heat build-up caused from sitting on thick cushions for a prolonged period of time, and pixellated support, which distributes weight evenly, to reduce pressure and encourage movement – both key to maintaining healthy circulation and focus.

Additional Gaming Products
In addition to the Embody Gaming Chair, the companies introduced the Herman Miller Motia, Ratio and Nevi Gaming Desks. The perfect complement to the Embody Gaming Chair in both aesthetics and functionality, these new gaming desks encourage regular movement and allow users to switch between different postures to adjust to gamers’ playing styles, increasing energy and efficiency. The enhanced desks feature a matte black anti-smudge and anti-glare finish, which can be found only on the gaming desks.

Both products can be paired with the matching Ollin Gaming Monitor Arm, which supports a range of monitors and laptops of various weights and sizes.  The arm has a wide range of motion, allowing gamers to position their screen wherever makes them the most comfortable, encouraging a healthier posture when gaming.

Editorial Contacts:
Derek Perez
Global Communications, Logitech Gaming
+1 408 391 6454

Nick Butterfield
Global Communications, Herman Miller
+1 616 654 5977

About Herman Miller
Herman Miller is a globally recognised provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Since its inception in 1905, the company has relied on innovative design to help people do great things. The global design leader has evolved into the Herman Miller Group, a family of brands that collectively offers a variety of products for environments where people live, learn, work and heal. The family of brands includes Colebrook Bosson Saunders, Design Within Reach, Geiger, HAY, Maars Living Walls, Maharam, naughtone, Nemschoff and Herman Miller. For more information visit www.hermanmiller.com/about-us.

About Logitech G
Logitech G, a brand of Logitech International, is the global leader in PC and console gaming gear. Logitech G provides gamers of all levels with industry-leading keyboards, mice, headsets, mousepads and simulation products such as wheels and flight sticks – made possible through innovative design, advanced technologies and a deep passion for gaming. Founded in 1981, and headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI). Find Logitech G at logitechG.com, the company blog or @LogitechG.