What Chair Does Markiplier Use?

If you have wondered about Markiplier’s gaming setup, especially the chair he uses during these long hours of gaming, I’ll be your guide for the next few minutes. Come aboard!

So, what chair is Markiplier using?  Markiplier is using the MARKUS Swivel office chair from IKEA which is quite an interesting choice. People usually don’t normally think of IKEA when they’re looking for gaming chairs but this particular one is actually a good option among the go-to options. 

Now we’re going to dive a bit deeper and know in detail about who this guy is and if his choice can also be a good choice for you. Let’s mark the reasons why Markiplier might have made a mindful move.

Who’s Markiplier?

Came in the name of Forbes Top Influencers, Mark Fischbach is very well known in the YouTube community as a Game Streamer. I am also a follower of Markiplier on YouTube.

While talking about the channels with the most subscribers, his name will definitely come up. He wasn’t always a gamer though; he went through his portion of ups and downs.

This 27-year-old guy is right now on tours after tours, participating on shows with other YouTubers. He’s been on shows which were packed with audiences and he’s been able to bring out young people who might not usually go to crowded events.

YouTube ads get him the million-dollar yearly earnings among his other sources of income. He also occasionally teams up with big brands which he might like.

Markiplier’s Chair: The Ikea MARKUS Office chair

About the Brand:

Established in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad when he was only 17 years old, IKEA(an acronym) is on the list of the best and most successful home furniture companies around the globe.

It’s considered to be the Largest Furniture Retailer in the whole world. The Swedish Company sells a wide variety of home accessories with interior design components too. They’re known for using an efficiency model that helps keep their prices always on budget. You’ll have a hard time finding someone who hasn’t heard their name.

Their sales figures are off the charts and their huge catalogues always have what customers might need. People have faith in their products as they’ve been in business for almost 80 years now. They use an extended number of woods and they’re raw materials are imported from China.

How much does it Cost?

The IKEA markus office chair will cost you anywhere from $199- $360 depending on the version you get which makes the whole thing so worth it. You can’t go wrong with this price tag!.

Right now, the leather upholstery version of this chair is more popular than the fabric one. You can check out the latest price of this chair on Amazon by clicking here.

Features/ Specifications:

Product size:

  • Tested for: 110 kg (approximately 240 pounds)
  • Width: 62 cm
  • Depth: 60 cm
  • Min. height: 129 cm
  • Max. height: 140 cm
  • Seat width: 53 cm
  • Seat depth: 47 cm
  • Min. seat height: 46 cm
  • Max. seat height: 57 cm

Adjustable height and angle:

Comfort is the Goal here so the chair is made adjustable in height. To each , it should be their own!

Adjustable and lockable tilt:

It has the adjustable & lockable tilt mechanism which increases stability & the control while you’re in different sitting positions.

Pressure-sensitive brake mechanism:

The safety casters are equipped with a pressure-sensitive brake mechanism which locks the chair when you stand up, also automatically releasing when you again sit back down.

Lumbar Support:

The back is provided with the support and relief from the built-in lumbar support. The lumbar support of this chair is quite on point and despite being a fixed lumbar support, it works really well.

Materials Used:

The IKEA Markus Chair is made of the following materials:

Tabletop: Particleboard, Oak veneer, tinted clear acrylic lacquer, Foil, ABS plastic.

Underframe for table top:

  • Leg/ Underframe/ Mounting plate: Steel, Epoxy/polyester powder coating
  • Feet: Aluminum, Epoxy/polyester powder coating
  • Cable management: Stainless steel, 70 % rubber, 30 % polyester
  • Total composition: 100 % polyester

Office chair:

  • Plastic part: Polypropylene, Polyethylene
  • Total composition: 100 % polyester
  • Back frame/ Armrest frame/ Back bar: Steel, Epoxy/polyester powder coating
  • Armrest pad: Polypropylene
  • Foam: Polyurethane foam.
  • Seat frame: Layer-glued wood veneer
  • Star base: Aluminum, Epoxy/polyester powder coating
  • Cabinet with 2 doors and 2 shelves
  • Panel: Particleboard, Honeycomb structure paper filling (100% recycled), Fiberboard, Paper foil, Plastic edging
  • Back panel: Fiberboard, Paper foil, Plastic foil
  • Back panel: Fiberboard, Paper foil, Paper foil
  • Panel: Particleboard, Honeycomb structure paper filling (100% recycled), Fiberboard, Paper foil, Plastic edging
  • Connection hardware Galvanized steel
  • Foot, adjustable: Steel, Galvanized

Available Colors: Vissle Dark Gray and Gloss black.

This one has a limited color option but dark grey is the color which everyone goes for like Markiplier did himself and they recommend it too as this color hides negligible marks on the chair which makes it look fresh the longest.


You can relax with the 10-year warranty provided with the chair because most of us don’t even want to keep a chair around for more than a couple of years.


This chair’s been tested for use in the office and it ticks the boxes for durability & stability set forth in EN 1335 and ANSI/BIFMA x5.1. standards.

Some simple facts make this chair a good option for the customers like:

  • You can set this up quite easily in no time. IKEA made sure it’s hassle-free to put together.
  • It’s got armrests which are removable.
  • It has a good build quality, making it last a way longer than other chairs in this category.
  • 10 whole years of warranty is definitely a pro. I know you don’t need an explanation for that.

Should You Purchase this MARKUS Office chair?

The only downside this chair has is -it’s not adjustable as some other chairs out on the market.

All the levers, dials which make everything adjustable shoots up the price, which is exactly what the designer of IKEA Markus Chair, Henrik Preutz is trying to exclude!

Despite having no lumbar, seat, or armrest adjustment, the chair handles the comfort and support with full confidence.

Surely, you’ll find better options if you increase your budget or look for chairs with more adjustments.

But if you want a chair which is better than most of the low budget spinoffs around, Markus Office Chair is a very good option for you without any doubts.

Related Questions:

How long does a Markus chair last?

The IKEA Markus office chair usually lasts for more than 10 years. People usually get slightly worried seeing the padding/fabric, thinking they wouldn’t last long for daily usage.

It’s been reported to last  2 years according to a few users, but most are also using it for a lot longer than that.

Besides, the 10-year warranty gets you covered for quite a long time. So, no need to worry about longevity. 

The Bottom Line:

Mark Edward Fischbach, known over online as Markiplier, is an American YouTuber and podcast host hailing 30 million subscribers with 16.4 billion total views.

Came from Honolulu of Hawaii, started his career in Cincinnati of Ohio, he is currently living in Los Angeles, California. My guess is you’ve come across his videos or at least his name at some point. 

He uses the IKEA Markus chair for gaming. As I have noted earlier, this is not a very common choice for gamers to go with a mainstream IKEA office chair for gaming.

But from my experience, I can assure you that this chair is going to be a decent choice for any gamer out there because of its cool look, ergonomic design and awesome pricing.

Sifatul Shohan

Hi, I'm the co-owner of officechairtrends.com. A blogger and a freelance web developer.  As I work as developer, I have to work for prolonged hours at a desk that's where I developed back pain. I started researching on ergonomic chairs and gained knowledge throughout the process.  This is the site where I share everything I've learned about office chairs.