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.
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, personalised comfort. Cosm’s new Auto-Harmonic Tilt in particular has been a goal they’ve worked toward for years.
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 what their posture is doing, to provide a balanced recline and personalised 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.
Cosm is as pleasing to look at as it is to sit in. It 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-colour hues – Canyon, Glacier and Nightfall. Standard frame colours include Graphite, Carbon and Studio White.