Videogame fans are growing up, and so is the paraphernalia associated with games. Instead of taping posters to the wall, fans can have chic furniture in their living rooms. This arcade-inspired couch and shelving come from Igor Chak out of LA. Chak describes the sofa as “an old friend that kept trying to take over Earth but retired and became a couch.” The sofas are handmade and for sale for $5000 each.
This shelving from Donkey Kong had a similar inspiration:
So one day I was walking around the outskirts of the vintage digital game world “which I sometimes do, please don’t look at me weird”, I came across an old scenario that has been embedded in my childhood memory…The colorful steel beams of Donkey Kong and I started to wonder, what happens to all those video game props when games become old….do they get stored away in a digital world or do they fade away with time? The famous steel beams from Donkey Kong have served their time but I could not pass by such an ingenious design…. So as a designer I though how can I encourage Mario to take this back. I’m sure with popularity of Mario he is not a simple plumber anymore and he wouldn’t want some rusty beat up steel beams at his place but he would probably need some kind of sweet looking wall to put his awards and trophies on.