Taking on market leaders through clever design and engineering
Zgonic engaged Cobalt Design to create a monitor arm that would help foster a healthy workspace with a pure design, minimalist methodology and a hint of playfulness. The key challenges were to create a new product that outperformed its internationally acclaimed competitors and had tool-less installation and adjustment, a feature that had not been offered before.
The result is a computer monitor arm that offers tangible ergonomic and productivity benefits allowing users to accommodate posture, comfort, and positioning, as the monitor can adjust to virtually any position.
The project was developed within an ultra-compressed timeframe and used a full range of design and engineering resources. From research of commercial furniture trends, concepts were refined and engineered through to production all within 11 months.
The Zgo monitor arm has been designed to allow tool-less installation and position adjustment. The arm is clamped to the work surface using a large hand screw and a spring tensioned, four-bar linkage mechanism supports the monitor, allowing simple vertical positioning above the desk. Spring tension can easily be adjusted via the integrated adjustment lever to cater for monitors of different sizes.
Zgo features two quick-release mechanisms which enable rapid screen interchange and laptop mounting. The laptop adapter tray can be easily adjusted for different size laptops, making the system truly flexible to a variety of system configurations.
Zgo’s pure yet characterful styling is complemented by side panels that conceal the cables and adjustment features. These side panels are offered in a range of colours to reflect the colour palette of the office or brighten a neutral environment. Custom branding and graphics can also be printed directly onto the panels.
An optional USB hub can be integrated over the base clamp and allows for easy access to multiple USB ports - making connectivity simple and easy.
Designed to be durable and long-lasting, Zgo is built from 29% recycled content and 99% recyclable content. All parts are manufactured, assembled, and packaged ready for installation at the same location, reducing carbon miles.
The Team We believe good design happens by expert people working as a team.