Composer Hans Zimmer Sat On His Secretlab Batman Chair To Score ‘Dune’ And ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

The Dark Knight aka Batman is known his array of Bat-gadgets – Batmobile, Batcave, Batarang, Batwing – but two-time Academy Award winning composer Hans Zimmer has something that the Caped Crusader might not – his very own Batchair.

The four-time Grammy winner and composer of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy (along with many other notable and beloved films over the years), might very well have his own studio/cave, and right in the middle of it is his treasured Secretlab TITAN Evo Dark Knight Edition.

“It’s the most modern-looking thing in my room,” shared Zimmer, who first stumbled upon the seat, from a Singapore start-up, on Amazon. “Once you get used to the TITAN Evo, you don’t want to go and sit in another chair.”

“Now everyone I know has this chair. Each composer close to me has one. Because we’ve discovered it’s phenomenally ergonomic for composing music, without fatigue or backaches,” Zimmer added.

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The Secretlab TITAN Evo Dark Knight Edition is designed with a proprietary pebble seat base and an ergonomic design that encourages natural movement which guides the user’s body toward the middle of the seat for optimal support. It also provides total lower back support with a 4-way L-ADAPT Lumbar System that adapts readily to the user’s back curvature and can move up and down or in or out to sit perfectly against the spine.

Released in 2019, the Dark Knight Edition, or Batman Chair, is one of the many licensed chairs from Secretlab, which started out designing ergonomic seats made to look like race car seats, for gamers. While most people use the features of the chair to get the perfect, comfortable posture for gaming, Zimmer has it for other reasons – specifically, to compose music.

In fact, Zimmer revealed that he composed the soundtrack for the well-known films Dune (2021) and Top Gun: Maverick (2022) while seated on his TITAN Evo.

Wait, so does this mean that Secretlab, and by extension, Singapore, is Robin to Zimmer’s Batman?

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“What works for me is that it doesn’t make me tired, it doesn’t make me lazy, and makes me want to go and write something. It makes me want to go and create,” he said.

“We sit in front of computers, we spend our life in front of computers. We look at screens and we need to have some sort of ergonomic support all the time. The design of the chair has become very important.”

The composer spends hours on his craft and calls his TITAN Evo a ‘co-conspirator’ that lets him forget time. In fact, Zimmer claims the chair will be a lot more involved in his creation process for future projects.

“Everything I write, I write in this chair,” declared Zimmer. “There will be a lot more movies written in it.”