Steelcase Inc.'s cobi chair, designed for a new mode of collaborative work, is being featured in the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum's fourth exhibition in the National Design Triennial series.
"Why Design Now?" will be on view through Jan. 9, 2011, and will explore the work of designers addressing human and environmental problems across many fields of design from architecture and product design to fashion, graphics, new media and landscape design. Organized by Cooper-Hewitt curators Ellen Lupton, Cara McCarty, Matilda McQuaid and Cynthia Smith, the Triennial will be global in reach for the first time, reflecting the connectedness of design practices and the need for international cooperation to solve the world's problems.

Designed by Tom Lloyd and Luke Pearson, of PearsonLloyd in conjunction with Steelcase Design Studio, the cobi chair is made with 90% recycled content, regional materials, rapidly renewing and low emitting materials, with sustainable purchasing and innovation in design completing the package. Cobi is being recognized in the materials category of the exhibition and is SCS Indoor Advantage and SCS, Indoor Advantage Gold certified (depending on options) in North America and level 2 certified to BIFMA e3 standard.

Read Steelcase Inc's press release.

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