Colebrook Bosson Saunders has been drawing on the varied and complementary skills of its founders Martyn Colebrook, Peter Bosson and Brenda Saunders since its inception in 1990 to offer market leading, award winning, ergonomic support tools for the screen technology of today.
Their blend of architecture, product design and innovation, and furniture design created unique solutions that facilitate interaction between technology and furniture in the workplace. This distinctive approach redefined workplace ergonomics, and still influences how people sit and work with computers today.
Peter and Brenda were experienced in designing interiors for financial clients who ‘loaded’ employees’ desks with tech and IT equipment. Through assessing these set ups, they realized that the user’s needs were in conflict with the technology they were using. A month-long research project by Peter Bosson and Olivetti followed, which examined the relationship between users and their technology.
In 1985 this research resulted in the development of Gemini – the world’s first monitor support – and new wire management products and CPU supports.
When joined by Martyn in the early 1990’s the designs pioneered by Peter and Brenda, along with their contacts in the financial sector, demonstrated that there was potential to start a business designing and manufacturing ergonomic technology support tools.
Colebrook Bosson Saunders forged new ground and pioneered workplace ergonomics. And when the flat screen monitor was invented, ten years after Colebrook Bosson Saunders’ initial offering, the market really took off. Proving that inspiration can come from anywhere, it was a windsurf board that lead to the idea for supporting flat screen monitors. While on his board, Peter noticed that the mast and sail were supported by a rubber ‘O’ ring where mast and board met.
From this realization he designed Wishbone, the first ever flat screen monitor arm on the market. This lateral approach to design has continued to enable Colebrook Bosson Saunders to create market firsts and award-winning designs which help drive human performance and improve user wellbeing.