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The Cognita Storage Bench is a multipurpose storage element with a mission. Its purpose: efficient storage that looks great and keeps home and office spaces thoughtfully organized, so you find what you need, when you need it.
Cognita begins with a striking Walnut case offering a two-piece hinged top. At the right is a hard top that can hold office papers, morning coffee or small office equipment. The left side of bench has a wool/polyester blend cushion top which opens to a compartment for letter-, legal-, and A4-size hanging files. The file compartment allows for 33.5" of side-to-side filing. On the right side is a white top which opens to a removable, divided tray. The front of the bench has 2.75"- and 5.25"-high white drawers at the right. The clean modern design sits upon stainless steel legs with non-adjustable glides.
Select Chocolate, Chili, or Celery wool/polyester cushion.
The Cognita Storage Bench is a balanced modern design perfectly suited for home office, living room, bedroom, family room or entryway. Stash away items needed in hand or out of site in a spot designed for the ultimate in storage multitasking. Features multiple compartments and a split seat/table top bench and a slick modern design. Available with three cushion color choices.
Material(s): Walnut, laminate, stainless steel, wool/polyester fabric
Dimensions: 18" H x 54" W x 18" D
Terrific storage bench
By: Abu A., Homeowner (California)
Attractive, well-made, and capacious. I would have preferred it to have been manufactured in the United States, as opposed to China, but I guess that's up to Herman Miller.
A gifted combo storage-bench from Herman Miller
By: Ruth, Homeowner (San Francisco)
If you like clean modern design, need more storage space (who doesn't...) and want a piece which blends easily in a variety of rooms, look no further than the Cognita Storage Bench. The bench ingeniously combines space for hanging folders or other objects with drawers, while being comfortable as a seating space when needed. A recent purchase, but already an indispensable item in my home. Highly recommended.
Awesome way to add storage
By: Joseph A., Renter (Philadelphia pa)
Herman Miller does no wrong. We love this piece!
By: Kimberly M., Homeowner (Kansas City, MO)
Have had this about 2 weeks now and we love it. The cushion is actually comfortable and not flimsy, and the storage is magnificent. Looks beautiful.
Designer: Jeff Weber
As a kid, Jeff Weber was fascinated by the way things worked. "I was always tinkering — either building things or tearing them apart," he says. Watching his mechanical talents develop, his grandfather suggested that he consider becoming an industrial designer. Once he learned more, "I never really thought about doing anything else," recalls Weber.
Today he uses his considerable talents to improve the human condition by designing products that enhance people's lives — at home and at work. "There should always be a human benefit associated with whatever it is we're designing," he explains. "It's all about the experience, stimulating a person's senses in a positive or beneficial way."
With an emphasis on results, an integral and important aspect in his design process is research. When designing Herman Miller's Embody chair, for example, Weber and the Herman Miller team spent nearly two years talking with experts in various fields of medicine, from specialists in upper-extremity conditions to optometrists and neurologists. It was all in an effort to gain a real understanding of what it takes "to support a body in space in a healthful way and enable motion at the same time," he says. Studio Weber + Associates is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.View other products by Jeff Weber
Manufacturer: Herman Miller
Herman Miller has been dedicated to design for more than 75 years. With a design legacy that began under the leadership of Gilbert Rohde and George Nelson in the 1930s and 40s, the company gained a worldwide following for its modern furniture collection by the early 1950s, with chairs, sofas and tables for home and office by designers like Charles & Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. These icons of modern design developed products that still endure today. And, through continued innovation at the company and a new generation of designers and ideas, the products that Herman Miller makes today will endure for decades to come.
Herman Miller works for a better world around you. They do this by designing furnishings that improve the human experience - from pioneering the way for ergonomic office seating and furniture to stewarding environmental leadership in its business and manufacturing processes, product material useage and product life cycles. Herman Miller's longstanding commitment to the world around us continues to drive design solutions for the modern home and workspace. The company continues to develop its designer relationships with names like Yves Behar, Jeff Weber and Studio 7 adding lighting, storage and office collections to its catalog of design classics.View other products from Herman Miller