As any project for a Fortune 500 global consulting company would demand, the high international specifications for the furniture fit out for an office environment of over 3 000 m2 of space in the Oxford Parks precinct in Rosebank for an international management consultant was no exception. Featured extensively, on this project were the Herman Miller Cosm high performance chairs. The Cosm really does set the bar for a new standard of office seating comfort and aesthetics. While traditional performance work chairs require personal user setting adjustment, the Cosm represents the ideological opposite, featuring automatic adjustments that respond to the individual user’s own movements and body weight. Aside from height-adjustment tabs for the seat and armrests, the Cosm is passively ergonomic, incorporating technology informed by extensive ergonomic research to enhance comfort and efficiency. And unlike ordinary passive ergonomic designs, the standout feature of Cosm’s Auto-harmonic Tilt is its ability to follow the natural motion and pivot points of the sitter’s body, avoiding the need for the body to conform to a mechanical motion. This groundbreaking approach allows the user’s feet to remain firmly grounded when reclining, a challenge that other prominent office chair manufacturers have yet to overcome, making Cosm a revolutionary product in the realm of passive ergonomics. Aside from the ergonomic aspects – Cosm’s aesthetic appearance is equally significant, with a dipped-in-colour concept that, despite the steel and polymer materials used, the end result is a single hue for the entire chair. As with all Herman Miller performance chairs, the Cosm carries an industry-leading 12-year warranty for 24/7 use.
Herman Miller is exclusively distributed in South Africa by Barker Street Office Furniture.