cobi
cobi
Cobi

cobi is a chair specifically designed to foster collaboration and keep participants focused and engaged. This collaborative chair encourages a variety of postures.

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Features

Collaborative Seating
Flexibility
Automatic Comfort

Collaborative Seating

Collaborative Seating

Collaborative Seating

There’s no such thing as a quick meeting. We spend more time collaborating today than ever before. Squirming, fatigue, and loss of focus are unavoidable. Let’s face it. Working with others requires a completely different set of postures, and thus, a completely different kind of chair. One that helps keep you comfortable and focused in collaborative settings like conference and training rooms.

Flexibility

Flexibility

Flexibility

Every part of the cobi office chair was designed to flex and adjust to your body. With it’s insightful and ergonomic design, the chair’s top flexing edge lets you comfortably rest your arm on top of the chair—you know, like you’ve tried to do on every chair you’ve ever sat in. The flexing seat encourages you to move and shift, allowing you to sit centered or off to the sides. And the flexing back contours to support any posture your body needs at any given moment.

Automatic Comfort

Automatic Comfort

Automatic Comfort

Cobi provides comfort automatically and supports four main postures – straight sitting, backward or forward leaning and leaning left or right. cobi offers only one manual adjustment: the seat height. The weight-activated mechanism naturally puts you in the best position of comfort from the start.

cobi senses your body weight and brings you the adequate amount of support adjusting the position that will put the least amount of stress on your body.

Insights

Encourage Movement
Automatic + Intuitive Adjustments
Support Multiple Postures

Encourage Movement

Encourage Movement

Observation 1

In general collaborative working takes time.

Insight

Collaborative chairs should encourage movement and be comfortable for lengthy periods so people remain focused and engaged.

Automatic + Intuitive Adjustments

Automatic + Intuitive Adjustments

Observation 2

People don’t adjust their chairs while collaborating.

Insight

Adjustments should be automatic and intuitive.

Support Multiple Postures

Support Multiple Postures

Observation 3

People change postures when collaborating.

Insight

Collaborative chairs should support multiple postures.

Sustainability

Overview
Life Cycle
LEED Contribution
Certificates

Overview

Overview

Designing for Sustainability

We believe the only way to provide the best office furniture solutions is to ensure they’re the best products for the environment. That’s why every step of the way – through design, manufacturing, delivery and product lifecycle – we consider the impact of our work on people and on the environment and uncover opportunities to make things better.

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16 %

Up to

recycled content

90 %

Up to

recyclable

Life Cycle

Life Cycle

Materials

16% recycled content by weight. No CFC or HCFC in the foam. No PVC. 100% recycled cardboard and 30% recycled LPDE film (Low Density Polyethylene) in packaging. Water-based inks without solvent on packaging.

Production

ISO 14001 certification of the Sarrebourg site (France). Water-based polyurethane foam. Powder-coat painting: VOC-free and free of heavy metals.

Transport

Manufactured close to customers, in Europe, as well as in North America.

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Use

Designed for a long product life. Replaceable parts. No toxic substances released by our eco-labelled textiles.

End of life

Up to 90% recyclable by weight. 100% recyclable cardboard and LDPE film for packaging. Plastic parts clearly labelled for easy sorting and effective recycling.

LEED Contribution

LEED Contribution

Steelcase helps customers seeking LEED certification to identify products and programs that can contribute to LEED criteria in the categories of Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation (Ergonomics Training, Sustainability Training, Product Innovation).

Learn about Steelcase’s direct and indirect contributions to a project’s pursuit of LEED certification across LEED’s three categories:

  • Building Design + Construction
  • Interior Design + Construction
  • Operations + Maintenance

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Since the USGBC and its certification partner, GBCI, evaluate each project individually, the role our products play in achieving LEED certification is unique to each project.

Certificates

Certificates

Certifications can help you choose products that are environmentally sustainable and just right for your project. Cobi has achieved the following certifications:

PEP

With cobi we can provide three Product Environmental Profiles (PEP), an environmental declaration according to the objectives of ISO 14021.

Cradle to Cradle

cobi earned a Cradle to Cradle Product Certification from MBDC in the United States.

Oeko-Tex 100 Standard

The polyester fabric is labelled with the “Oeko-Tex 100 Standard”.

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“European Flower”

The pure wool fabric is labelled with the “European Flower”.

Indoor Advantage™ Gold certification

cobi is certified with the Indoor Advantage™ Gold certification, a high level certificate for indoor air quality.

Specifications

Versions
Options + Dimensions
Global Availability
Design Awards

Versions

Versions

cobi with armrests

cobi chair without armrests

draughtsman chair with or without armrests

Options + Dimensions

Options + Dimensions

Main options

  • Standard chair
  • Draughtsman chair version
  • Available without armrests in standard

Global Availability

Global Availability

This product is available in the following regions:

  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Central America
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • South America
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Design Awards

Design Awards

2012 Australian International Design Award

cobi chair was awarded Design Award™ Best in Category by the 2012 Australian International Design Award, in the Architectural and Interior category. The Good Design Awards are Australia’s most prestigious and diverse design assessment program, rewarding product design and innovation excellence since 1958.

 

2011 UK – Design Guild Mark Award

cobi chair has been given the prestigious Design Guild Mark Award. These awards are given by the Furniture Makers Company. They recognise and reward excellence in the British design of furniture in volume production. Of the 40 designs submitted, cobi was one of only 11 to be recognised by the judges.

 

2010 Germany – iF Design Award

The Design Forum International in Hannover honoured the meeting chair cobi with the coveted iF Design Award. The iF Design Award has been one of the most important design awards since 1954. Every year more than 1800 products from 30 different countries are registered. The jury was composed of international designers.

2009 North America – Industrial Design Excellence Award

cobi was awarded a Silver Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA). This design award is sponsored by BusinessWeek and judged independently by IDEA (Industrial Designers Society Of America).

 

North America – Good Design Award

cobi chair was awarded with a Good Design award. This award is granted by the Chicago Athenaeum of Architecture and Design. Founded in 1950, Good Design awards publicly acknowledge the world’s most prestigious industrial design firms and manufacturers.

 

Germany – Red Dot

cobi chair received a ‘Red Dot’ award 2009 in the Product Design category. The international “Red Dot design award” is one of the largest and most famous design competitions in the world. Based in Germany, Red Dot attracts submissions from more than 50 countries.

Resources + Support

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