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.
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.
Research says you don’t adjust chairs in conference rooms. Maybe up or down, but probably not much more than that.
The cobi chair offers one manual adjustment (seat height). The rest is taken care of for you by putting you in the best position of comfort. When you first sit in cobi, it senses your center of gravity and adjusts to the position that will put the least amount of stress on your body, while still keeping you properly oriented and supported. When you shift or move, cobi does the same.
The cobi office chair encourages movement and supports a variety of postures. With only one adjustment – seat height – , and a weight-activated mechanism that allows this office chair to move with with you it’s easy for anyone to get comfortable.
- The weight-activated mechanism senses your center of gravity and adjusts to the position that will put the least amount of stress on your body, while keeping you properly oriented and supported.
- Seat height accommodates different heights and leg lengths.
- The flexible top edge and flexible seat allow people to sit in a variety of postures.
- The open frame also allows users to sit sideways in the chair.
The cobi chair was designed specifically to foster collaboration and was based on three observations that generated our key insights:
- Collaboration takes time.
- People don’t adjust their chairs while collaborating.
- People change postures when collaborating.
- Chairs should promote movement and be comfortable for long periods of time.
- Adjustments should be automatic and intuitive.
- Chairs should support multiple postures.
Collaborative work spaces give student teams a place to work as a smaller community within a large class
Lounge seating with privacy screens give students in a multipurpose classroom places to getaway and work without distractions.
Private together; library; common space; study space; reconfigurable; 100+ people; event; panel discussion; large lecture; flexibility; digital collaboration; shared display
Public together; library; study space; common space; ergonomic seating; shared display; real-time collaboration; student mentor station.
Private together; seating for 36; library; study space; common space; personal whiteboards for information persistence; user configurable space; active learning
Public alone; public together; library; study space; common space; 120-degree; flexibility.
Public alone; library; study space; common space; learning bench; workbench; study table; privacy screen.
Private alone; library; study space; common space; graduate student space; ergonomic seating; height adjustability.
Private alone; library; study space; common space; graduate student space; ergonomic seating.
Public alone; library; study space; common space; 120-degree; flexibility; 1-2 people.
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.
Steelcase supports the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification system with products that can contribute to LEED Building Design + Construction (BD&C), LEED Interior Design + Construction (ID&C), or LEED Operations + Maintenance (O&M) certification criteria.
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.
cobi LEED Contribution
- Recycled content
- Regional materials
- Rapidly renewable materials
- Low-Emitting materials
Certifications can help you choose products that are environmentally sustainable and just right for your project. Cobi has achieved the following certifications:
ANSI/BIFMA level Certified
SCS Indoor Air Advantage Certified
SCS IAQ Gold
Standard + Optional Features
Standard + Optional Features
- Stool version available
- Armless chair and stool available
- Connect 3D material is standard on the chair back with matching Cogent
- Connect seat, or with a seat upholstery of your choice
- Optional sewn seat cushion to accommodate various fabric, leather & vinyl options
- Black 6205
- Near Black 6295
- Platinum 6249
- Arctic White 6009
- Back: Connect 3D Knit
- Seat: Cogent™: Connect
- Sewn Upholstery – Available on seat only
Cognet Connect Color Options
- Coconut 5S15
- Turmeric 5S16
- Basil 5S22
- Concord 5S19
- Graphite 5S25
- Root Beer 5S28
- Tangerine 5S17
- Wasabi 5S23
- Maya Blue 5020
- Scarlet 5S18
- Blue Jay 5S21
- Nickel 5S24
- Licorice 5026
- Malt 5S27
- Root Beer 5S28
Connect 3D Knit Color Options
- Color match available for all Cogent: Connect color options
|Dimensions in inches|
|Seat Height from Floor||15.5″ to 20.5″|
|Back Height from Seat||19.5″|
|Width between Arms||19″|
|Arm Height from Seat||9″|
|Stool Height||40″ to 50″|
This product is available in the following regions:
- Asia Pacific
- Central America
- Middle East
- North America
- South America
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