Cobi is the product of dedicated research and implementation by some of the finest furniture designers in the business. The Cobi was created by Turnstone in collaboration with Luke Pearson of PearsonLloyd. Their creation arose out of a desire to find the perfect chair to support someone who is sitting for long periods of time. Pearson wanted to strip the chair down to its essentials, in an attempt to get at its one true purpose - comfort.
By that standard, Cobi is a success. With only one adjustable feature (seat height), the Cobi will not require an instruction manual or a training course to get comfortable. When you buy Cobi and take a seat, you'll immediately recognize what Pearson and Co. had in mind. The weight-activated seat mechanism in Cobi senses your center of gravity and adjusts. You don't have to do a thing. Simply relax as the back, seat, and top edge of the chair contour to your body. Unlike most office chairs, Cobi is responsive to any way of sitting. The weight activation mechanism means you can sit in the center, off to the side, or any other way you please. This is a feature that was paramount to the creative process behind Turnstone Cobi's production. Pearson desired a smart chair that would support a wide variety of styles and personalities.
The first Cobi Chair design idea was "fingers" that fan out along the seat back and flex to adjust to the occupant's posture. This fits in with the idea of being simple, yet useful. After all, when you're sitting in a meeting, do you really want to spend time moving knobs and levers, adjusting each inch to get the right feel? We didn't think so. The folks at Turnstone achieved a productive comfortable feel with the Cobi without creating a chair that is static or heavy. In fact, the opposite is true. Everything about the Cobi Chair is designed for it to be an extension of your body, to move with you. This includes the new Cogent Connect 3D fabric, a knit material that is breathable, soft, and flexible.
What more could you ask for? Turnstone and Luke Pearson sought a solution to a seemingly simple problem - comfort in the home or office. What they have done with the Cobi Chair is a reflection of their commitment to this end. Buy Cobi today for no frills comfort with a purpose, keeping you focused on what's important, not on your chair.
Every part of Cobi was designed to flex and adjust to your body. Cobi's top flexing edge lets you comfortably rest your arm on top of the chair, while the flexing seat encourages you to move around and shift, allowing you to sit centered or off to the side. Cobi's flexing back contours to support any posture your body needs at any given moment.
Turnstone received the prestiguous 2009 Red Dot Design Award for Cobi. The Red Dot Award, formally known as Design Innovations, is ranked among the largest design competitions.
The modern office environment also demands productive collaboration now more than ever. Decisions are made synergetically, and working together effectively has become just as important as working at the individual level. With this in mind, Turnstone asked, "Can we make collaborative seating better?"
The answer is yes. The Cobi Chair is designed specifically to foster collaboration.