Cosm Chair
by Herman Miller

$835.00 + Free Shipping

Cosm Chair

by Herman Miller
SKU# 750
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$835.00 + Free Shipping

Sit in Cosm, and you just might forget you’re sitting in a chair at all. Its sophisticated ergonomic design instantly responds to your body, movement, and posture to provide natural balance and total support.

Looking for the dipped in color Cosm chair? Find them here.

Due to its immediate success, the Cosm chair with leaf arms is currently experiencing an extended lead time beyond what is listed below. For same day shipping on your Cosm Chair check out our quick ship page here.

Estimated Shipping Date
02/24/2019

Estimated Delivery Date
03/01/2019

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    Low Back Height
    Seat Height: 16.4-20.9"
    Total Height: 34-40.2"

    Mid Back Height
    Seat Height: 16.4-20.9"
    Total Height: 38.6-44.9"

    Low Back Height
    Seat Height: 16.4-20.9"
    Total Height: 44.9-51.2"

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    No Arms
    Armless chairs allow the chair to fit easily under a desk or table and are ideal for activities that require freedom of motion.

    Fixed Arms
    Arms are set at 8.6" above the seat and cannot be adjusted. Ideal for short term sitting like conference rooms or short-term workspaces.

    Height-Adjustable Arms
    Traditional task chair arms which allow for greater range of motion and customization. Ideal for extended sitting and regular workspaces.

    Leaf Arms
    A new approach to task chair arms built exclusively for the Cosm. Designed by Studio 7.5, leaf arms provide a large, comfortable resting place for your elbow. The soft but firm cradle design stabilizes your body and allows you to place your elbow wherever it’s most comfortable, and the fixed design turns the arms into handles that make getting in and out of the seat easy.

    Product Overview

    Cosm Chair

    Sit in Cosm, and you just might forget you’re sitting in a chair at all. Its sophisticated ergonomic design sets a new bar for instant, personalized comfort, no matter who sat in the chair before you, how long you’ll be in it, or what you’ll be doing. The designers at Berlin-based Studio 7.5 knew, even when working on predecessors like Mirra, Setu, and Mirra 2, that the ideal chair would provide a smooth feeling of natural balance.

    Cosm’s revolutionary Auto-Harmonic Tilt does just that—putting the person first and responding to them, no matter their posture—for total support. Available in three different back heights, as well as a stool, Cosm gives you a new experience of comfort—anywhere you work.

    PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Auto-Harmonic Tilt: The tilt instantly and automatically provides balanced support and movement, depending on your body and posture.
  • Intercept Suspension: Breathable and temperature-neutral, the continuous form of this elastomeric suspension eliminates the gap between the seat and back, conforming to each person’s body to provide dynamic spinal support.
  • Flexible Frame: The thin but strong frame feels nearly non-existent and offers support while flexing so you can comfortably move your upper body.
  • Introducing Leaf Arms: To offer as much comfort and ease as possible, Studio 7.5 created Cosm's Leaf Arms, which feature a soft but firm cradle design that provides a large, cozy resting place for your elbows. The sling design makes holding a phone or book natural and comfortable, and the angle of the arms means they don’t get in the way of a desk when it’s time to get back online.
  • Colorful Cosm: Cosm is available in one hue from top to bottom to further cement the unity of the design and the sculptural quality of the chair. The designers collaborated with Herman Miller's materials team to land on three dipped-in-color hues—Canyon, Glacier, and Nightfall available here.
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    Performance

    A tilt is to a chair what a transmission is to a car, and like transmissions, some are manual, and others, such as Cosm’s, are automatic. With other self-adjusting models, the chair forces the body to conform to the tilt’s movement. Cosm’s Auto-Harmonic Tilt puts the person first and responds to them—no matter their posture—providing a balanced recline and personalized comfort. Studio 7.5 and Herman Miller perfected the self-adjusting tilt by inventing and engineering a complex, finely tuned mechanism. Accounting for the sitter’s vertical force, the gears within the tilt move the fulcrum along a leaf spring to automatically adjust the tilt’s tension.

     

    12-Year Warranty

    The Cosm Chair comes with a 12-year Herman Miller warranty. This warranty is a promise that Cosm lives up to the highest standards in the industry. If for some reason the chair fails to live up to this standard, Herman Miller will ship and repair it at no cost to you. To learn more read the Herman Miller Warranty (PDF)

     

    An Official Herman Miller Retailer

    Office Designs is an authorized retailer of Herman Miller

    We're an authorized Herman Miller retailer. This means we're official. We sell new factory-direct chairs complete with Herman Miller's own 12-year warranty. You can purchase confidently from Office Designs knowing you'll be receiving genuine Herman Miller product.

     

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    Dimensions

    Dimensions & Measurements

    Cosm Chair Low-Back Mid-Bac High-Back
    Depth 26.7" 26.7" 26.7"
    Width 26.7-29.3" 26.7-29.3" 26.7-29.3"
    Height 34-40" 38.6-44.9" 44.9-51.2"

    Shipping Information

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    • Packaging Dimensions: 26” x 21.75” x 33.75”
    • Package Weight: 40 lbs
    • Assembly Required: Yes

     

    Videos
    Design Story

      Cosm by Studio 7.5

      For the Berlin-based designers at Studio 7.5—Carola Zwick, Roland Zwick, and Burkhard Schmitz—their latest chair for Herman Miller represents something of a holy grail: a design that creates a new reference point for instant, personalized comfort. Cosm’s new Auto-Harmonic Tilt, in particular, has been a goal they’ve worked toward for years.

      The designers knew, even when working on predecessors like Mirra, Setu, and Mirra 2, that the ideal chair would provide a smooth feeling of natural balance. “You should have a chair that allows you to change postures as easily as possible,” Roland says. “You can only do that with a chair that is correctly adjusted, so we wanted to build a chair that does that part for you.”

      A tilt is to a chair what a transmission is to a car, and like transmissions, some are manual, and others, such as Cosm’s, are automatic. With other self-adjusting models, the chair decides how you should sit by forcing the body to conform to the tilt’s movement. Cosm’s Auto-Harmonic Tilt puts the person first and responds to them—no matter their posture—providing a balanced recline and personalized comfort. Studio 7.5 and Herman Miller perfected the self-adjusting tilt by inventing a complex, finely tuned mechanism. Accounting for the sitter’s vertical force—which is always in flux—the gears within the tilt move the fulcrum along a leaf spring to automatically adjust the chair’s tension.

      The tilt alone doesn’t make Cosm the designers’ most refined design to date; a meticulous process of prototyping hundreds of hand-sculpted and 3D-printed parts paved the path toward a seating experience unlike any other. “One of the biggest challenges—or I should say, one of the biggest opportunities—was to determine how to attach the suspension in a way that made it blend into the frame as seamlessly as possible,” Burkhard says. The answer came in the form of small “teeth” that allow the suspension material to clip into the chair’s frame while staying taut for even pressure distribution. The ingenious way that Studio 7.5 has attached the suspension to the frame is a prime example of what they call “industrial craftsmanship”—a guiding light in their design process. “We like a product that is readable so that you can understand, even if you’re not a mechanic or an engineer, how you’re being supported,” Carola says.

      The chair’s ergonomic design is further enhanced by Cosm’s Leaf Arms—the first of their kind. The design began as an ungainly piece of foam wrapped over wood, but over time, it’s shifted shape, size, and nicknames—including motorcycle seat, half-pipe for your arms, and Dumbo ears. “The elbow is a very delicate part of our anatomy; it wants to be placed in a very soft but firm spot,” Burkard explains. “Cosm’s Leaf Arms follow the overall functional and aesthetic intent of the chair by providing a simple and super slim visual appearance with superior comfort.” Cognizant of how we work today, Studio 7.5 designed the arm to provide comfort for variety of applications. The Leaf Arms make holding a phone or book natural and comfortable, and the angle of the arms mean they don’t get in the way of a desk when it’s time to get back online.

      Although technical and engineering challenges occupied much of Cosm’s development time, Studio 7.5 was no less dedicated to its aesthetic appearance. With its continuous suspension and sculptural form, the chair appears as a single unified object, and not a collection of parts and pieces. This sense of unity is also reflected in its material composure. “The monochrome coloring dematerializes the object,” Burkhard says of the dipped-in-color concept—in which they present the chair in one hue from top to bottom. “The chair is made out of many different metals and plastics, but ultimately, it’s just one thing.”

      The German word for design is entwerfen, which roughly translates as “to throw.” According to Carola, that’s “throw something a little bit ahead of the curve, or ahead of what you know, to help pull you in the right direction.” With Cosm, “throwing” led Studio 7.5 and Herman Miller to their most sophisticated design yet.

    Care & Maintenance

      With regular care and maintenance, your Herman Miller product will provide many years of superior performance and satisfaction. To maintain quality, please follow the cleaning procedures outlined here.

      The instructions for the care and maintenance of Herman Miller products are provided to you as a service. No warranty is implied since results may vary.

      Frame, Base, and Standard Armpads
      Normal cleaning

      Wash surface with a soft cloth soaked in mild detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth.

      Do not use solvents or abrasive kitchen cleaners.

      Suspension Material
      Normal cleaning

      Vacuum fabric as needed using an upholstery attachment. Vacuuming picks up dust and reduces the need for professional cleaning.

      Do not brush fabric or use a vacuum attachment with a rotary brush. Brushing may permanently damage the nap or change the character of the fabric.

      Spot Cleaning

      Immediately soak up the stain with a soft absorbent cloth.

      Do not dry the stain completely or it may set. The longer a stain is allowed to remain on a fabric, the more difficult it is to remove.

      Water-based stains such as coffee, soft drinks, fruit juices, or milk

      Use a water-based cleaner (specifically made for cleaning fabric) or a solution of mild (alkaline) warm soapy water (not overly soapy) applied with a damp clean cloth or sponge. Work the cleaner into a lather or foam.

      Never use hot water; it will set the stain. Avoid scrubbing.

      Oil-based stains such as lipstick, grease, or salad dressing

      Use a dry cleaning solution applied with a damp clean cloth or sponge. Test the cleaning solution on a small, concealed area first. If there is no spotting, ringing, or damage to the fabric or its dyes, apply the cleaning solution to the soiled area with light, quick strokes. Begin at the outside of the stain and work toward the center, being careful not to over-saturate the fabric.

      K2R is also a product that can be used. See product label for complete instructions. Do not over apply water or any liquid solution to fabric. Excessive wetting of the fabric with any liquid solution may result in permanent damage to the material. Do not rub too vigorously or you may damage the nap of the fabric or break fibers. Several light applications are better than one heavy application. Soak up all remaining solution and then use another clean cloth or sponge dipped in cool water to remove any residue. Let fabric dry thoroughly and then vacuum well before using. If the stain resists cleaning, contact a professional cleaner.

      Large Areas

      If large areas are soiled, contact a professional cleaning firm.