Cobi Swivel-Base Stool
Designed to be the perfect home office chair and to specifically promote movement during long periods of sitting time, the Steelcase® Cobi® chair encourages you to move around and sit in a variety of different postures. The sleek modern design of the chair conceals a weight-activated mechanism that senses and supports your own center of gravity automatically, allowing you to get comfortable in the chair very quickly: the airy and breathable flexing back supports any position your body needs; the seat pan flexes on three sides, allowing users to sit multiple ways in comfort; the single manual control, adjustable seat height, accommodates various heights and leg lengths easily. Everything about the Cobi is designed to be an extension of your body, to move with you. Additional features include:
- Adjustable armrests
- Cogent Connect 3D fabric
- Elastomeric top edge
- Adjustable seat depth
Winner of the 2009 Red Dot Design Award, the Cobi is available in a wide range of fun and vibrant colors, is customizable with a large selection of upholstery, base and frame finishes and will fit virtually any work style and space in your home. Customizable chairs ship within 4 to 6 weeks.
“Design isn't just about style. It's about integrity of materials, functional integrity and intent.”
— Glen Oliver Low, designer of the Think chair
At the turn of the 20th century, steel construction was making building exteriors less flammable, but office interiors were still crowded with wooden furniture, and still heated and lighted by open flame appliances. Smoking presented another fire hazard because ashes were often dumped in wicker wastepaper baskets. Beginning in 1912 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, The Metal Office Furniture Company (renamed Steelcase in 1954) had just 15 employees and a single product — a fireproof, metal wastepaper basket named the Victor!
Co-founder Peter M. Wege, a designer who had received several patents for sheet metal structures, was well aware of the fireproof benefits of metal office products. Wege and Chris Stone designed a metal office desk which won a bid for a federal contract, and thus the company began manufacturing office desks.
During the 1930s, Metal Office collaborated with world-famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright to produce furniture for the S.C. Johnson & Sons in Racine building, which Life magazine called “the most inspirational office building of the 20th century.”
During World War II, the company designed steel shipboard furniture for the U.S. Navy. A piece of Steelcase naval furniture was used for the historic signing of the surrender documents ending World War II.
Beginning in 1975, Steelcase launched a series of advanced office chairs, including the Sensor chair that adapted to the body's movements; the Leap® chair (1999), which addressed the correlation between back pain and worker productivity; and the Think™ chair (2004), an intuitive, mid-priced and environmentally sustainable product. Still newer ergonomic task chairs include Amia® and Cobi®, both offering the comfort and support of higher-priced chairs. Today, Steelcase, Inc. supplies thousands of products worldwide, including metal and wood office furniture, systems furniture, seating, computer support furniture, desks, tables, credenzas, filing cabinets, and office lighting.
Dimensions & Measurements
- Seat Depth: 19"
- Seat Width: 18.75"
- Stool Height: 40" to 50"
- Back Height from Seat: 19.5"
- Width between Arms: 19"
- Arm Height from Seat: 9"