Custom furniture for gamer geeks

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 Files Yr Media 00 00 00 00 75 68 Geek Chic is a Seattle-based company that creates custom, handcrafted furniture for gamer geeks, such as formal dining room tables that convert to gaming tables and the Alexandria Codex, "a storage system that brings our comic and card collections into the areas we live and gives them a home that befits their importance. Company founder Robert Gifford showed off his latest creations at WonderCon, where Youth Radio's Noah Nelson interviewed him. WonderCon: Geek Chic


  1. These guys produce great quality work with a nice array of options. Saw their “Sultan” table at Kubla-Con last year and just adored it. Going to need to sell both my kidneys to afford it, though- maybe I’ll just move to Seattle and camp out on their porch till they hire me.

  2. The furniture looks awesome, but alas I have neither the money or space for such coolness in my home (but with a table like that I could finally get my friends back together to play D & D on a regular basis).

  3. The DeLuxe model comes with an individual Dyson Cheetoh Dust remover at each station.

  4. found these guys through penny arcade a while back. man alive, if ever i’m a successful yuppie….

    i want the highlander model. d&d for me.

  5. I’ve been seeing them for years at Seattle cons and didn’t realize they were local. While I drool over their tables, they’re really, really pricey — the high-end Sultan costs nearly $9,000; meanwhile $1,500 will net you a lower-end Emissary but with a paltry 3’x3′ playing space.

  6. I’ve got to check these out in the flesh, as it were, some time. The table just seems too thick – seems like either it would be too high, or your knees would suffer. One of those things you can only tell by trying it out.

  7. At PAX09 this year, I was trying out some software I wrote which identifies the best pictures from a handheld video source to be used in the Photosynth 3D photo browser. The Gamer Chic booth was one of the ones I tested this on, using a lower-definition camera after hours (stress testing high noise & low framerate).

    Not the greatest quality synth, but it’s definitely better than a random sampling of motion-blurred photos. And their tables are cool. :)

    I sent them email offering to try this out on their tables with a better-lit environment (since I live in the area)… but never heard back.

    If you like this… I had more time, and better lighting, for the Something In the Sea booth, based on Phase Two of

  8. Wow, I sure am glad I joined the order queue before this got up on boingboing.
    They currently have a back order line of 9 months. Kinda bums me out that I won’t be getting my 6×4 emissary till next year.

  9. I have a glass-topped table from Ikea that has interchangeable board game patterns underneath the glass. It also has drawers underneath to store game pieces and dice. They have since discontinued it (I probably bought it 7 or 8 years ago)…

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