TIME Magazine has revealed its annual list of the 100 Best Inventions that are making the world better, smarter, and even a bit more fun. To assemble the 2019 TIME Best Inventions list, TIME solicited nominations across a variety of categories from editors and correspondents around the world, as well as through an online application process.
Each contender was then evaluated on key factors, including originality, effectiveness, ambition and influence. The result was 100 groundbreaking inventions that are changing the way we live, work, play and think about what’s possible.
The Cosm chair, by Berlin-based designers at Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, claims to be the pinnacle of personalisation. Among its features are auto-harmonic tilt, which lets the chair instantly adjust to a user’s body and posture, without turning a dial or pulling a lever, and intercept suspension, which moulds the chair to the body, removing the gap behind a user’s back and providing spinal support.
The flexible frame and woven seat are designed to make you feel weightless. The chair’s leaf arms, which have Dumbo ears and are set at an angle that keeps them from getting in the way of a desk, are the first of their kind. The Cosm starts at $895.
- The flexible frame and woven seat are designed to make you feel weightless.
- The chair’s leaf arms, which have Dumbo ears are first of their kind.
- The Cosm chair, by Berlin-based designers, starts at $895.