About RECARO Gaming
Who is RECARO Gaming?
RECARO Gaming is the youngest subsidiary of the Stuttgart-based RECARO Group. What initially began in 2016 as a cooperative innovation project between the startup founder from the gaming scene and RECARO quickly developed into a new business field for the brand. In doing so, as a specialist supplier, we support the performance of all serious players—regardless of whether the focus is on passion or sporting competition.
Who is RECARO?
RECARO is the first established seating expert active in the gaming and eSports scene. “You drive better if you’re sitting comfortably.”
True to this motto, RECARO’s first sports seat in 1965 revolutionized automotive seating. Ever since then, products from RECARO have always been “First Of Its Kind” and are the benchmark in many fields: RECARO developed the first motorsport bucket seats, lightweight and highly comfortable aircraft seats, the first swiveling child’s safety seat, and even the lightest retrofit seat for sports cars. In the industries our brand serves, it’s all about being motivated by our competition to create innovative technologies and the best solution for your needs. Users who are always on the lookout for improvement and who seek the best equipment for their needs have also always trusted RECARO.
With its seats, RECARO puts the focus on the user, and helps them perform at the highest level—in motorsports, for example, where the driver and the materials are subjected to the toughest conditions. As the largest contact surface between man and machine, the seat gives the driver direct feedback every thousandth of a second.
In gaming, too, you have a matter of mere milliseconds to make the right reaction—they are critical in determining victory or defeat. Like motorsports, eSports is a competitive sport where the equipment is crucial—maximum performance can only be achieved with the right equipment. Racers and gamers alike benefit from the perfect seating position that supports the body in such a way that enables full concentration on the race—or the game—over long periods of time without fatigue.
RECARO has a long tradition of innovation: needs-based ergonomics, optimal function, and clear design are not only to be found in the RECARO motorsports seats or the RECARO Gaming seat; the brand lives and breathes performance in a wide variety of areas: RECARO has developed seats for the automotive industry since 1963, aircraft seats were added in the early 1970s, and children’s seats followed toward the end of the 1990s. The brand also offers 24/7 seats for continuous use in control and monitoring rooms to meet the very highest demands. The RECARO Exo now continues this tradition.
Design & Development
What is good design? From RECARO’s point of view, good design unites aesthetics, function, and ergonomics; it’s when a seat impresses with its striking look—and boosts your gaming performance and concentration thanks to ergonomic properties and sophisticated features.
A unique seat shell
The specially developed seat shell of the RECARO Exo is unique in the gaming chair market. Its function has been successfully proven in our automotive division for decades. Thanks to its shape, it envelops you like an exoskeleton and is contoured to provide optimal ergonomic support for your body.
FROM THE DRAWING BOARD TO THE FINISHED PRODUCT
Djunianto “Kiki” Ko, one of our most experienced designers, is responsible for RECARO Exo. Kiki has been with the company since 2005, and has been Head of Industrial Design at RECARO Holding since 2013. His successes speak for themselves. Together with his team, he has received several prestigious awards such as the German Design Award and the Red Dot Award. Kiki holds several RECARO patents for seats and aircraft cabin layouts.
Developed with the gaming community
100 hours of workshops, 5,000 surveyed users, extensive evaluation: from the very start, we worked closely with the gaming scene, collecting feedback throughout the entire development period—at trade fairs, on site in Stuttgart, and on Discord. We had community members sit on a prototype with special sensors, for instance, to determine the ideal seating positions for different types of players, from casual gamers to eSports professionals. We translated this feedback into the functions you see today in our gaming seat.
WITH an EYE FOR QUALITY
For us, design means quality down to the smallest detail. We use high-quality materials and components throughout—even where you can’t see them. The foam and mechanical components of the RECARO Exo, for example, originate from our automotive division, where they have proven themselves a million times over. The castors and mechanics are especially quiet so they don’t interfere with your gaming. The RECARO Exo is made in Germany—from the design and development to the production.
SET THE SCENE WITH COLOR
To ensure that the RECARO Exo also matches your gaming setup color scheme, we spent months researching trends and decided on four variants—from the subtle Iron Grey and Racing Blue to the rich Lava Red and the turquoise of the Platinum model. The slender shape of the gaming seat is further accentuated by the coordinated color contrasts of the seat cushion and the surrounding decorative band.
MORE THAN A PIECE OF FURNITURE
RECARO supports people where they want to perform at their best. And the RECARO Exo is no exception. Our design team and ergonomics experts have created it to be a high-quality part of your gaming setup. It’s more than just a piece of furniture: at its best, it’s a piece of sports equipment that can enhance your gaming performance. Check out our blog to find out more about this philosophy.
DESIGNED WITH EXPERIENCE
We put together our best in-house team for the RECARO Exo. Ergonomics experts and multiple award-winning designers spent more than two years developing our gaming chair from the ground up.