Cosm was developed by Studio 7.5, after it identified a gap in the landscape of office furniture for a truly ergonomic and high-performing seat.
Its key feature is the Auto-Harmonic Tilt – a mechanism that automatically tilts the chair to respond to a user's body, movement, and posture. This negates the need for a manual, complex adjustment mechanism, and provides users with a continuously comfortable seating position and a "feeling of weightlessness," according to the studio.
Other features of the chair include a torsional mechanism in the backrest that allows it to flex with its user, and a continual seat surface for added comfort.
Cosm is available in several different block colour finishes, ranging from neutrals to bright shades of red and blue. Single colours were chosen in an effort to dematerialise the chair so that it evokes a sculptural object.
"Studio 7.5 identified a gap in the landscape of office seating," explained Herman Miller. "Existing solutions aren't supporting users or organisations in some of the highly dynamic ways work gets done today."
"Sit in Cosm, and you just might forget you're sitting in a chair at all," it continued. "Cosm instantly responds to your body, movement, and posture, delivering a completely new comfort reference. And that comfort translates equally for any person and across the entire office, or home, landscape."