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480. Brian L.
Because I have never sat in a Cobi chair before and my first impressions would be a great advertisement opportunity.

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481. Jeremy S.
Let me start off by saying that I don't "deserve" to win a new Cobi chair. But I would love to own one.

There's a guy on a corner buy my house who holds up a sign asking for "money to buy beer." That guy deserves a comfortable chair to sit in. I was in Haiti about 7 years ago in a remote village where the ground is the most common place to rest your tush. Those beautiful people deserve a comfortable chair to sit in. I know a guy who can't use his legs. Not sure what happened. Maybe some shrapnel in 'Nam. He wheels around in his wheel chair and does things that most people can't standing on two feet. He's got a nice chair. But if he didn't, I'd say he deserved one.

Truth is, I sit on my rump all day staring at a computer trying to make the world a little better place. Who knows if I'm succeeding. Then, I go home and see my wife and kids. We have some fun and some bonding for a few hours, then I get back to work to try and make ends meet. I work in my closet. My un-air-conditioned closet office made of scrap wood from the basement. I share a space with my clothes and I've been sitting in a piece of crap (insert big box store brand here) office chair that I picked up for like $40 10 years ago.

I'd love a fresh place to rest my butt and I think this Cobi the one.

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482. Kevin M.
As I am sitting here reading about this new Cobi chair on Inhabitat.com I'm thinking to myself, why not me. My computer resides on my dinning room table which has these great wooden chairs to match. Oh yeah, I said wooden chairs! I've been enjoying the pains of the wooden computer chair for way to long. Luckily I have not recieved a splinter yet! Not to mention adjacent to my dinning room is the kitchen which is filled with stainlees steel aplliances and accents. Hey, I might if get some comments on how nice everything matches for once.

I know your all thinking why would you have your computer on a dining room table. Well, besides the fact of my spare bedroom being more of a storage bin then a room. I am on my computer all day. Selling stuff on eBay, currently looking for a new job, and playing very long poker tournaments. All of which to help subside the costs of a 26 year old bachelor living on his own. With this chair I could reduce the costs of buying Aleve for the back pains I submit myself to everyday in this nice, but uncomfortable wooden chair. I'm just saying, why not me?

P.S. I might have to buy matching stools for the bar if I recieve this awesome Cobi chair!

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483. Doreen N.
I spend much of my time working on my computer and what time I have left, I am sewing. I need a chair that will fit my back whereit will not ache anymore.

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484. Juliana L.
I am an Architect turned at-home Mom who is working at being an Architect again. My workspace is found space in a room that is largely used for storage. It has an old drafting table which gets used for a range of design projects. The chair I use is an old drafting chair that I have had for over twenty years. It is not supportive and I have back, shoulder and neck pain when I use it for any length of time. In addition, time and cats have rendered the chair unsightly and uncomfortable.

The flexible features of the Cobi Chair really appeal to me. I have found that I move around a lot while I work. I will switch from sitting to standing to kneeling to sitting with one leg under me to sitting sideways with my arm along the back. Sometimes when I am solving a problem I will twirl the chair slowly. Obviously,the Cobi, which comfortably supports different positions, would be my dream chair. I am enamored of the cool, stylish, modern, colorful design of the Cobi Chair (there's even a purple one!) and I am delighted that the Cobi is an eco-conscious product. Thoughtful design and green-friendly products fit right in with my personal philosophy.

While my story is not fraught with horrific tragedy or altruistic nobility, I believe that it deserves a happy ending. That happy ending would be owning a Cobi Chair. I would love to work in a well-designed, comfortable, supportive chair. I believe Cobi would enhance my work and my workspace. And frankly, entering a contest is the only way I can afford the Cobi Chair. The only problem I foresee is keeping the Cobi from being stolen by my husband or my son.

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485. John S.
I am disabled and can''t work. My PC chair is broken and I can''t afford a new one. This would make my life a lot easier.

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486. Harold M.
You know those guys in life that everyone is jealous of and wants to be like? I mean the superstar, sexy, cut and fit type that would look great in a Cobi. You know what I'm writing about. If there ever was a guy that enhanced the Cobi, it's not me.

No matter how cool or hot (I can''t even determine the lingo) that chair is, it may be hopeless that it could change my persona, but I'm willing to try. I picture myself as the lead guy in "Mad Men" charming the pants off of unsuspecting secretaries while seated in my Cobi. The comfort of the chair's support as I dictated to my assistant seated on my lap is amazing. I can just imagine. Alright, give a middle age guy a break and let his dying (professionally speaking) wish come true and give me the Cobi so that some fantasies can be realized. Otherwise I'm destined to going home disappointed again in my mini van that wouldn't even qualify for the "Cash for Clunkers" program.

You can change the course of average guy history and show those studs that the Cobi is the difference.

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487. David C.
I Need Exceptional, Elemental, Design And Never Experienced Worldly Comfort; Hardly An Individual Requirement. A Cobi Offers Brilliant Innovations, Comfort Has An Irresistible Ring.

I work at home, most days. My home office chair is an old re-purposed dining chair. I sit on this chair at least 8 hours a day writing code and other things. I admit to goofing off a bit, too. But... the goofing off is never quite satisfying, because... well... the chair. It has no wheels. It cannot swivel. It is neither adjustable nor ergonomic. There is little joy in my current chair. Even my dog, Mable, hates the chair; she often sleeps behind me and gets poked by the chair's feet if I have to move it. Poor Mable :(

I need a chair that my two boys will argue over - a chair that can be fitting for a starship captain, or a captain of industry. A chair that can adjust and swivel and swell the imagination of two little boys who will plot and scheme to convince their Dad that the chair is an absolute necessity in their game *right now*. I need a chair I'll have to kick the dog off of.

I need a new chair. A Cobi chair.

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488. Yvonne W.
I stand on my feet all day long makeing my salon customers happy and I think I should be blessed to sit in one of the finest chairs when I'm ready to conduct personal phone business when I have free mondays, and rest periods!

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489. Edna D.
Alexander was and still is a wonderful child. Everything seemed normal when he was born, but at five days old his intestines ruptured and our little child, my grandchild, was rushed into emergency surgery. The surgeons and nurses held out little hope.

They didn't know Alexander. They didn't know his parents. He did recover from the event and became a joy and the center of our lives. He progressed and was a favorite of so many people. Everybody thinks his or her child is special, but Alexander truly was exceptional. He was writing his letters when he was two and pretending to write music just after he turned three. He could pick out tunes on any toy instrument and loved listening to Mozart when he wasn't watching Blues Clues or Ozwald.

Eventually they diagnosed his problems as a very rare form of Infantile Crohn's Disease. As we watched him grow we did not realize that fistulas were forming in his intestines and abdominal wall requiring a third surgery. On January 20, 2002 three year old Alexander went into surgery and our lives changed forever. His condition was much worse than the surgeon had anticipated; his blood pressure dropped during the operation and he went into cardiac arrest in the recovery room.

The point of this story is not to assess blame but to tell about the disaster that occurred. Now, in addition to the Crohn's, Alexander had anoxic brain injury. The devotion of Alexander's parent's since 2002 has been the most inspiring love story I have ever witnessed. His mother, my daughter, gave up pursuing a professional career to care for her son. His father worked two jobs to provide his son with future care. Although we do not have the same little boy who was wheeled out of the hospital room for the 2002 surgery, Alexander is a happy child who works hard in therapy and loves life. We are sincerely grateful for his spirit and time with us, but his care does come at an emotional cost.

His mother, Kris, is constantly occupied with providing for his medical and therapy needs. There are doctor appointments, therapy sessions, school meetings and trips to the drug and medical supply stores. She never leaves him alone and is always working with him to provide additional therapy which requires lifting him. Alexander's father is a hurricane hunter and, since they do not live near family, when he is flying for days at a time Kris is left alone to care for the constant needs of her son. As he gains weight with age her back is beginning to be effected and she is showing varicose veins causing severe pain at times. One of the few things she does for herself is the little time she spends on the computer when Alexander is in bed. She keeps in touch with the outside world through her Facebook page. Instead of retreating into her own world and being angry she loves keeping in touch with old friends and sharing the joys they have with their own families. The office chair she is using now is old and has no support.

If I won the Cobi Chair I would gift it to Kris, my hero. The ergonomic design and automatic adjustments would perhaps give her some relief and I know she would love to design her own chair. The weight activated seat mechanism would definitely come in handy when she and Rich are sitting at the computer with Alexander working on his communication devices.

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490. Jon L.
The Sales Manager approached his office chair as he does every day - nonchalantly and without ceremony. He appreciated the chair for what it did on a cursory level, but clearly that was not enough for the chair that day. Today would be different. Today, the chair would exact revenge for all those days of not paying attention.

Most days were just variations on a theme for the sales manager. He came to the office, dropped his Ray Bans and key fob on the desk, walked to the kitchen to prepare his cereal, and proceeded back to his desk and chair to surf blogs and read emails from customers. The sales manager had a reasonably nice office, with modern appointments and lots of technology. His desk was wrap around with a dual monitor setup, perfect for client interaction and proposal creation. (And web surfing, natch.) His chair was nice enough - a high backed leather model with enough support to go unnoticed, except when the arms would get stuck under the desk edge and cause a flurry of profanity from the sales manager. Perhaps the chair thought that the profanity was specifically directed at it? Perhaps the chair felt unappreciated? Perhaps its feelings were inextricably hurt? No one will ever know exactly what was on the chair's murderous mind that morning, but all can agree, homicide was the desired result.

As the morning progressed, nothing of great significance occurred. But that's how these stories all start, isn't it? "He was so quiet and nice - I never expected a mass grave in the basement, officer." It was that setting of comfort and complacency that the chair used to its advantage.

As the sales manager was want to do during the day, he leaned back and attempted a stretch. This was to relieve the tension in his lower back from being hunched over the keyboard furiously typing away at proposals and the like.

One lean back, and a few vertebrae popped. Aah. Sweet relief. But there was more, he just knew it. He could reach those other pockets of air trapped in his spine if he just leaned back a bit more. Just a bit.

The chair was done waiting. It knew this was its moment. It knew it was time to strike. On the second lean - SNAP - the metal frame holding the feet to seat broke in two, sending the Sales Manager to the floor in a hurry. Stunned, the sales manager lay there, bewildered. His head hurt, his elbow hurt, and his side hurt, but he was not dead. The chair's attempt at homicide was a failure.

The sales manager staggered to his feet as his co-workers came up to investigate the crime scene. Battered, bruised, and bewildered, the sales manager recounted the story.

But there was no need to recount it. THERE WAS SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE. As part of the sales manager's business, he installed cameras in customer's homes, and there was a camera in the showroom pointed directly at the crime scene. The chair wasn't getting away with it. Not this time.

It was the end of the road for the blood thirsty seating implement, and the event lives on in video form for ages to come.

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491. Max C.
I'd like one of these chairs but we don't even have a place for it now. However, when we upgrade to a bigger apartment, we'll have an office/work area, which will need a decent chair. Undoubtedly our new place will be an eco-friendly one, and we'll make sure to use whatever technologies are available to make it even more so. This chair would fit right in!

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492. Chris L.
I wouldn't want to say that I deserve a free Cobi chair out of everyone because that would just be wrong. But I will say that I would very much appreciate a Cobi chair being in my studio space at school and even at my first job. I am a senior Industrial Design student at Syracuse University and am working on my thesis year. We choose our own topics-mine is the ever-growing concern for suburbia and it will look at ways in which we can improve or change suburban lifestyles for the betterment of out environment and overall future. - example- in-home composters and tract-home eating robots.

My favorite part about the Cobi chair is its sleekness and attitude that says to people "yeah, I'm cool but I really don't need to brag about it."

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493. Robert W.
As a broke college student I don't have a chair in my room at my desk. Instead I have a fold up "Riverbend" style chair that hurts my back if I'm in it for more then half an hour. And while I may not have short term plans to buy your very nice but priced out of my range furniture, I will be in the market when I finish the next semester and start at TVA. Having the experience of getting a free chair in a time of need would make me very likely to be a good customer later.

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494. Candace & Michele T.
My sister and I recently launched a home-based event planning business, after years spent in Catering. We are totally virtual now, and thus able to focus more on sustainability and keeping our footprint at a minimum. No more kitchen...just a computer, a well-developed little black book, and a whole lot of creativity! We spend a ton of time online researching, blogging, sending out proposals and coordinating with vendors & clientele...only problem: we don't have a chair!

Since we spent the majority of our start-up capital on promotions and website design, we did't have much left to invest in a decent seat for our home office! You won't believe what we're using...A tiny, little wooden bench-stool that a friend from college forged (many years ago) out of an old palette he snagged from the alley behind our apartment. Clever at the time, but more sentimental now than functional.

It's rough, scratchy, too low for the desk and has a really narrow seat. It cuts me off right under the buttocks and often makes my legs fall asleep. Because of this, we can only handle sitting there for short bursts of time. Annoying...and rather painful at times, actually. Of course, it does lend itself to sharing computer time pretty easily. No fighting going on here about one of us hogging the desktop station!

The fact that the Cobi chair is gravity-balanced and ergonomically designed is the stuff of dreams for us! Its unobtrusive size and simple, clean lines work perfectly in our small space, and even the color choices are fresh and inspiring! Perfect for a design studio lifestyle! We would be so thankful, and downright thrilled to receive such a brilliant leg-up in our entrepreneurial endeavor! This Cobi chair would absolutely change our lives, not to mention save us both from sciatica problems that would surely develop if we keep up with our current circumstances!

Please help?! Cobi, we need you!!

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495. Joshua M.
I have been suffering through the pains of being confined to terrible office chairs for a year now at work. The discomfort became so bad at one point that I was in physical/massage therapy for almost two months to relieve the giant knots and strain my seating at work put on my back and shoulders.

Since my boss refuses to buy any new chairs, a couple months ago I picked up a chair from the side of the road because it looked better than the chair I was using. Yes, a chair from the side of the side of the road. I have been using that chair since. This solution, if we can call it that, had been working until recently. I have been moved to a new desk and now the angle and height of my keyboard and mouse is starting to cause me shoulder and back pain reminiscent of the pain I had to go to therapy for last time. You may be wondering why changing desks would cause such a problem. It is because there is absolutely no uniformity of furniture in the entire office. All the furniture looks to have been slowly cobbled together over the decades with no concern whatsoever for ergonomics, comfort or desk height. On top of all this, there is a dearth of pleasant objects around me. All day I am forced to hunch in pain surrounded by the most distasteful hodgepodge of 60's 70's and 80's office furniture, all in a wonderfully bland tobacco stain yellow or one of many shades of faux woodgrain.

Please remind me that there is sanity and clean aesthetic in the world, and please help my poor back. And, of course, on a personal note, I would love to know that my new chair is cradle to cradle certified. So, maybe one day, after it has served it's time with me, it can be reincarnated. I need a good chair!!

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496. Sharon G.
I am visually disabled and have been unable to drive for about 10 yrs. I bought a computer to entertain myself. My husband goes hunting and fishing a lot. I am stuck at home. I stay on the computer for so long my back gets to hurting so bad I can't stand it. At first I thought it was my kidney because it is always on my left side. So I've been to lots of doctors and they all tell me it is not my kidney. So I am left to think it is from sitting in front of the computer for so long. I bought a chair from Sams Warehouse but that did not help.

I would love to try your chair to see if that solves my problem.

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497. Christine S.
I want to win a Cobi chair because it would look beautiful at my husband's drawing desk. He is an artist. He would like to sit in it when he draws and I would enjoy seeing him sit in it when he draws and I hang out in his studio reading. It would make our evenings a little bit nicer.

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497. Erin A.
I'm going to keep this simple, just like the Cobi chair. My husband is a graduate student, so he studies a lot. I'm talking hours upon hours upon hours. The dude pauses only to eat. Yet you should see his desk chair. Ouch. He needs the Cobi chair. But enough about that.

Yes, yes, I'm a sweet wife and want to win the chair for the hubs. However, I am also slightly motivated by a less altruistic reason (unlike the Cobi chair which is always motivated by the best interests of others). I'm pregnant. Third time in three years. Pause for a second to take that in. My back is aching for a Cobi chair. I need all the ergonomics I can get. And just like the rainbow of Cobi color choices, my swollen feet can go from white to red to purple in a matter of seconds. I mean, I'm retaining water so badly that I am on my way to cankles - no more calves over here, baby, I've got cows. We all know that at this point, I am just going to get bigger.

Cobi's weight-activated mechanism sounds like the only thing that won't notice my expanding girth - it'll move with me and give me the support when I need it. So as I grow from pleasantly plump to large and in charge, my days will be much improved by spending some time in a Cobi chair. And this is one gorgeous chair, sleek and trim and beautifully proportioned. (I'm sure I don't need to mention that I am currently none of those things.)

I know you're thinking that since I don't work in an office I don't need this chair. Oh, but I do. Really. Come step into my office (read: home with 2 toddlers) and then tell me who needs the Cobi chair. It's work, I promise you. You wouldn't want me to become rotund and no fun, now would you?

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498. Cathy I.
1.) I am a green blogger (www.greenecoservices.com) and would love to share my Cobi chair story with all my visitors! 2.) My dumpster dived office chair is falling apart, the screws don''t work anymore, I can''t adjust and have to put a slider on the bottom so it won''t scratch the floor. 3.) My back kills me after 1 hour of blogging- UGH! and last by not least,they are beautiful, I love the blue and the green colors that would match my new marmoleum floor! Plus, I want to be able to brag about my eco friendly Cobi office chair and show all my friends that I don''t get all my furniture from dumpster diving!

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499. Willa L.
My office chair was purchased at Walmart. I weighed close to 285 and have sat in it for what seems like forever but I've just now reached the mid 190's (lbs.) and fluctuating. But the seat is all but worn out and is quite difficult (even with artificial padding) to sit in because my bones are sort of poking out in places I've never dreamed about for a long time. Please I really do need a new chair.

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500. Misti K.
My office chair is actually one of my dining room chairs, and it would be nice to have a full set back at the table!

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501. Patricia S.
I have a home office that I work from and I'd love to have a chair that is stylish and functional. The Cobi chair is also not so big that it is over powering and the modern design goes with any style office. I love the color selection too. The sage green chair would go perfect in my office. It would incredible to have a healthy chair that encourages proper posture. Cobi is what I've been waiting for!

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502. Rebecca P.
If you could see my chair you would know why.

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503. Peter W.
Everyone should have a Cobi chair. I can not tell you about Cobi Chairs because I do not know about the name till now but it sounds like a great chair and I need a new chair for sitting at my computer. Now that I know the name I will support the company. Cobi is the name so go out and get yourself a Cobi chair..

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504. Cherie K.
This great chair would not only help relieve my back pain: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cherieking/3861100404/ (yes, this is really my back), but it would also help relieve the pain I feel when I look at the ugly black desk chair that is currently ruining what would otherwise be a beautiful and inspiring work desk: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cherieking/3307143624/in/set-72157614380628216/ See how perfectly the blue and white Cobi would complete my workspace?

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505. Tim C.
Cobi chairs are savvy. Petfox Creative Group is savvy. Our color palette is burnt orange, black and white. An orange Cobi chair would just top off our little foxy office in the Flatiron. This 27 year old Canadian transplant just finished SpringBoard at CreateHere, just licensed his first LLC - Petfox Creative Group and is about to land the 2NorthShore website gig (WHERE SMART FURNITURE IS LOCATED IN CHATTANOOGA). This (photo) could be the new home to a sweet, orange, Cobi chair - http://twitpic.com/bc1ha

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506. Merideth K.
I am an architect who works long hours barely stopping to use the restroom. We are a small (three pereson) firm with little resources trying to make it through the terse economy. I am also the proud mother of a two year old, which acts as my second full time job and is as equally exhausting as it is rewarding! Right now i am using a chair that my boss found at the thrift store, and though efficient, my back and rear and sore every day. To do both of my jobs better it would be wonderful to have a chair that supported me the way that I support both my boss and my family. PLEASE help save my posture!

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507. Laura C.
Currently, I'm using a desk chair with foam armrests. I don't know WHAT has gotten into our kitten, but he has chewed one armrest almost completely off. Do you know how uncomfortable that is? I hate this chair now. Right now, the Cobi looks like the best chair ever, because I don't see foam armrests!

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508. Alain B.
as a full black, leather chair bought from Staples. After a year of sitting on my arse with it, you can even feel the metal screws on the arm rest, it was so worn. Luckily, it came with a "Lifetime repair warranty" and I still had the paperwork for it all. Trying to redeem my warranty, I find out that the company who made my chair went out of business and Staples, being oh so gracious, will only cover half of the chair. With no use for the chair (even my dogs refuse to sit on it), I go to put it out and put a paper on the cushion "Free". Someone must've appreciated it, because it was gone within the day.

Garbage day: The chair returned. This time with a lot of bullet holes on the backrest as if it pissed off a shotgun's drunk family reunion. My "Free" paper was replaced with "Even free is too expensive for this, so I put it out of its misery for you." Finally, the chair is gone, and I'm left with a wooden chair with no cushion and ergonomic design that makes my butt and lower back number than my future mother-in-law's feelings. Funny thing is, that actually now makes this creaking thing more comfortable than the first chair.

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509. Deb A.
There are a group of disadvantaged children never discussed, and those are students in rural America, in schools that are struggling to keep their doors open. I''m the teacher in one of those classrooms, trying to encourage 13-14 year old boys that it is important to be able to write and express yourself.

By winning this chair, it demonstrates that words are valuable, that the world responds to the needs of others. The chair would be a daily reminder to the kids. No, we would not build a shrine around it, but you can be sure they would each get a turn to sit at a desk and write their hearts away! Thanks for this opportunity! A proud teacher

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510. Kari L. & Emma the Dog
My mom has had the same hand-me-down office chair for 30 years. A friend gave it to her. Then, my Aunty Lucy moved. She gave Mom her old chair. It was lame: one of the arms was broken and the seat lowered its self at will. She went back to her first chair. I was heartened when a few weeks ago a neighbor put a desk and bright red chair out in her yard with a 'FOR FREE' sign on it. In desperation, mom grabbed it: it was newer than the other two, and prettier... but its beauty was only skin deep. After she embarrassed me by dragging and bumping it into the house with the 'FOR FREE' sign still attached, we discovered that the cushion was merely fabric over a bit of foam. Now she had three lousy chairs in our little house. When she wasn't looking, I gave away Aunty Lucy's hand-me-down, which leaves her right where she started: with her original, ugly and uncomfortable, armless, 30 year old chair!

I, Emma the dog, am tired of hearing about Mom's chair problems. As you can see from the photo, she's looking at photos of Cobi Chairs rather than paying attention to me.

Mom makes contemporary baskets, and she's very talented. When she started her business, most of her time was spent weaving. Now she has to spend a lot of time sitting in front of the computer. She really needs a better chair, but she tells me that all her money goes to feeding me … My mom deserves a comfortable place to sit.

I know we could give Cobi an excellent home. Mom would love it and take really good care of it, just like she does me. Now, can we go for a walk pleeeeease?

Sincerely, Emma

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511. Bartholomew H.
Because after working years as a cook in communes, I've decided to work at home with my own business which is just beginning and involves long, tedious hours of making connections on the computer. My back ain't too great to begin with but I'm working on my couch, because no chair in the house is really conducive to hours of work on the computer. Since I have just changed fields, I'm officially unemployed and the money has not rolled in yet, so financial reasons could be another consideration. And because I am pining for that light blue....it's gorgeous! Thanks for the chance!

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512. Nicole K.
I would love to win a Cobi chair! I have never owned such a quality desk chair. My husband was laid off last summer and I was laid off a few months later. After several months of struggling we decided to open our own business. He is out "in the field" and I run the home office part of the business. My office chair is a cheap, really cheap, uncomfortable chair. And did I mention ugly? It was around $30 on sale at some cheap store, unfortunately it was all our budget would allow at the time. Considering I now spend many hours a day in it I would love an upgrade! My education and past profession was Interior Design, residential.

So you can see why I adore the Cobi chair and despise my current chair so much. Especially the options. I already built my version (FYI, white frame, with arms, in the Wasabi color). Love it!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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513. Susan H.
This is the truth, my finace is on ss disability, we don't have an office chair, and we sit at the computer on a step stool. It would be fantasic to win one of these chairs. He was a truck driver in and was in an accident in 2000 and injured his back and neck. He can only be on the computer for a short time, because his back and neck start hurting so bad. We are living on a fixed limited income and cannot afford a nice office chair. Pick us please.

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514. Paul C.
My current chair has run out of gas, it won't lift and stay, and BigBaby, my kitty cat, just threw up all over it and that stain ain't gonna come out. Please send me a nice new clean Cobi Chair.

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515. Laura E.
I am in the military and have just been stationed here in Biloxi. Of course as usual, the newest person gets the most beat up chair and desk. I know that that I am nobody special and should just kind of say "oh well", but I just returned from Afghanistan and it would be so nice to have a chair that said "come to me Laura!". If I won this chair then I would carry it into work with me and proudly sit where no man or woman has sat before!

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516. Eric C.
Intense. Collaborative. Quirky. These are the buzzwords tour guides use to describe my school.

Our institution is focused on challenging its students with academic rigor that inevitably leads to many all-nighters. We students have learned to cope with these daunting problem sets by working together: in our rooms at the desks, on the beds, on the floor, and sometimes, even at the library. Perhaps it is through this shared camaraderie discussing problems, in time to see the sunrise, that we have developed a quirky sense of humor. We consider constructing a lighted Christmas tree along a ten story building and building a downtown Tokyo set for just one night's worth of partying and dancing, fun.

But there is a fourth adjective I would like to add into our school's lexicon. Style. It may seem far-fetched at my school given the typical lifestyle here, but I have found some hidden treasures, students who understand presentation, and even a LEED Certified Gold Building designed by a Pritzker Prize winning architect. It is with this hope that I ask for a Cobi Chair, to remind ourselves that looking sloppy is a right we do not have to exercise, and to bring some good design to our campus, a design created by those who understood presentation.

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517. Tracie A.
as a new 41 yr old student I have only a wood chair to sit at my desk for homework. My back can no longer take it and Cobi would be a blessing.

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518. William S.
I'm an author, have 3 books published would help me write much better with a nice, relaxing COBI chair for my study.

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519. Cynthia M.
I would like a Cobi, because in our house we use a kitchen chair with a pillow on the seat. The pillow doen''t help after long hours sitting there. I think your stylish, sleek looking chair would add comfort to our tired, tired, backsides!

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520. Sherry E.
At the moment I am sitting at my computer and my chair is a wooden one that is so uncomfortable. My legs and feet keep going to sleep. I really need something like the Cobi to ease the pain I have when I working online and searching the net.

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521. The Bile Has Been Here A While  |  Zelda S.
It was April 18th 2008 and I was curled up in the fetal position on my office chair in agonizing pain. It was only after I began to spew what I now know was bile all over my chair that I realized it was time to call 911. Three weeks and almost $250,000 later I left the hospital. Luckily I don't remember much from that time but my discharge papers will tell you that an "unfortunate 27 yr old girl" had just managed to survive 2 heart attacks, the worst case of pancreatitis her doctors had ever seen, a prolapsed uterus as a result of ripping out her catheter on 4 different occasions, something called Ileus and an almost fatal withdraw from ethanol.

Yes, I was an alcoholic who in less than a years time came one 911 call away from drinking herself to death (medical discharge papers sent with photo). I am now a recovering alcoholic who has been sober for one year, four months and 13 days. This is the same amount of time that the now dried up bile has remained on my office chair, the chair that I sit in everyday, all day. I know it's disgusting but I needed to look at that dried up bile every morning to remind myself how damn lucky I am to be alive and sober. The bile however is no longer functional. I feel gratitude just waking up in the morning; I'm happy, healthy and strong. I am the exact opposite now of the person that I was almost a year and a half ago, sad, sick and weak.

It sure would be nice to have a chair that reflects this extreme change and what chair could be more different than a chair with dried up bile than a chair that spews substance and style?" (permission to reprint quote in advertising literature granted). Yes, I speak of the incredible Cobi Chair and and my incredible desire to sit in one everyday and my super incredible desire to not sit in bile anymore.

What? You don't find bile compelling do you? Fine then check out option #2.

#2 - You should select me to win your essay contest because I have master knowledge of the Cobi Chair. Yeah, I do, they call me Cobi Wan Kenobe. In fact I could probably teach Luke Skywalker Pearson a thing or two. You don't believe me? Go ahead then.give it to me. I'll go Capt Kirks nephew on the Cobiyashi Maru test. Alright fine, this essay writing is quite laborious, Smart Furniture better send the CobiGYN to deliver me a chair but if I don't win then Co Bi it. I've had fun.

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522. Theresa W.
My current chair is a cement block. My bum gets very sore fast. So I am not able to stay on my computer very long. I really could use a "real chair" COBI BABY!!

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523. Tiffany R.
My family and I moved into a new home about 9 months ago. We finally got an extra room to use for a playroom and office. My husband built a beautiful table for the kids and a desk for us. Unfortunately, we were only able to buy chairs for the kids' table because of course the kids come first. So since then my 6 foot husband and myself have been using a kid's chair when we use the computer. I don't even remember what it is like to use an adult chair and work on the computer.

We could definitely use this chair in any of the wonderful colors. Since our office is also a playroom we want to keep it kid friendly and kid beautiful. No dull colors here. Thank you for considering my family for the chair.

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524. Tiffany R.
It would be easier for me to tell why I would like to win a Cobi Chair than try telling you why I should. Aside from being impressed with the quality of the materials used to construct the Cobi Chair, I came away from the 3-Minute Cobi Smart Designer feature on SmartFurniture.com in love with the many options a consumer has to customize their very own Cobi. My personal favorite is the vibrant Concord fabric with a Black frame with fixed arms. Now that is a Cobi chair that exudes confidence and bold leadership in the workplace. It infuses a personal touch to someone who co-workers look to for making decisions that are current yet visionary.

Yes, I would love to have a Cobi Chair not only for the quality and comfort for which it is best known, but also because it is an extension of myself...a leader.

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525. Linz L.
I woke up, like I always do - but on the morning I am speaking about I woke up a less complicated person. My husband said after hearing my words ... sounds as if you turned overnight into minimalist. You see, the curtains on my bedroom window suddenly looked odd, what with the large red petals with center dots of blue. And the comforter in the same pattern as the curtain had my head in a spin. "It must go !" "All must go" I shouted to my husband sitting right there beside me with a very worried look on his face. My husband dressed in a green a white pajamas. Too many colors. "And, as for that chair" I continued to say looking at the desk chair standing in corner of our bedroom - the corner .. a make-shift office.

"That chair, in shocking Barbie pink - take it away, please - give me a chair in minimalist designs and colors" And, did he take it, the colors all away to allow me to be what I woke up that morning to be - a minimalist ? No, he didn't because he said "Listen my darling, my little sick dear, who is now a minimalist in mind .. if we throw out what we have here we will have an empty room so you have to live with it all ... even the colors" Oh, please give me a Cobi chair, a start, a reason to throw out the ugly pink chair and to begin my desire and journey to live how I need to live - as a minimalist when it comes to designs and colors.

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526. Michelle S.
Oh goodness I so need this chair! The one I am on now is killing my back so back and I need support. I have a old chair i use at my computer and it has got to go! I am sure many will ask about the Cobi if i were to win it here. I have lots of people that come over.

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527. Sherry E.
I would love to win a Cobi chair! I have had my chair for a good nine years. We just keep it covered with a throw blanket, it is kind of embarrassing under the blanket! :) Did I mention how uncomfortable my chair is..yeah, it is bad..I have back pains every day..I am on the computer a lot! A new chair would certainly brighten up my living room/computer room! It would surely make me S~M~I~L~E!

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528. Wendy M.
I would like a Cobi chair for my home computer because the current chair I am sitting on has screws coming through it and poking my rear! A Cobi Chair custom designed using your 3-Minute Cobi Smart Designer would let me design my very own.

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529. Nancy K.
My company is watching its pennys and so when my chair broke, they gave me a huge old executive chair that I have to manuver around and it is taking a toll on my back and legs. I need the Gray chair or I may die. Do you want that on your shoulders??

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530. Mike C.
As an aspiring furniture designer living in San Francisco, I'm often scanning the sidewalks for thrown-away furniture as I drive to and from work or school. A few months back I spotted a 70's era fiberglass shell chair with a rotten yellow foam exterior. After spending a day stripping the foam with acetone, I was looking at an off-white fiberglass shell with exposed bolts and a hole in the seat. I purchased a $5 seat pad, and . voila, I had a mid-century modern desk chair!

My excitement quickly faded, as it soon became evident this chair was not an office chair. It worked fine for short periods of sitting, but after ten minutes your back begins to ache, your rear end becomes sore on the bolts, and the exposed fiberglass edges cut into your calves as you squirm trying to find a comfortable position. After the birth of our baby, my wife has been working from home, and I'm starting design school this week, so a working desk chair is necessary. Also, with our new baby just learning to move around, I'd like to try and cut down on the exposed fiberglass in our house. It's a bummer, because I like the modern aesthetic, but it just doesn't work for us.

Enter: Cobi. With it's clean style and innovative simplicity, the Cobi chair would be an excellent addition to our apartment. Living in San Francisco the past few years, my wife and I have gotten used to living in small, multipurpose spaces. The main area in our current apartment serves as an office/dining/living/play room. We need an office chair that pleases the eye, and won't seem out of place in our main room. The Cobi chair comes in awesome colors that would fit well into our "California casual modern" decor (we'd probably go with the fresh Maya Blue).

In the coming year, both my wife and I will be logging long sessions in front of the computer, and we need a task chair versatile enough to accommodate our different body types. Luckily, the Cobi chair shifts it's ergonomics with your weight, so no adjustments would be necessary. Cobi is also made for sitting in multiple positions, which would help when keeping one eye on the baby, or when the baby wants to help Mommy or Daddy with work. Hopefully, we will soon welcome Cobi into our family; I'm sure we'd make a perfect fit.

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