Insightful. Intentional. Interactive. Inspirational.

Insightful. Intentional. Interactive. Inspirational.

We're passionate about helping architects, design and real estate professionals develop great environments wherever work happens. We do this through a four pronged approach of being insightful, intentional, interactive, and inspirational.

V.I.A.

V.I.A.

More than ever before, workers are going public with complaints about their lack of privacy at work. Too much interaction and not enough privacy has reached crisis proportions, taking a heavy toll on workers’ creativity, productivity, engagement and wellbeing.

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Gesture

Gesture

The first chair designed to support our interactions with today's technologies.

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Multiple Combinations. Simple to Use.

Multiple Combinations. Simple to Use.

Steelcase Surface Materials are designed for ease of coordination and use, abundance of choice and thoughtfulness to the environment. The offering consists of a wide selection of textiles, paints, laminates, veneer, glass, and more.

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Insight-Led Solutions

Informed by insights from our research, we’ve developed some settings that can be a catalyst for intentionally designing work environments that support the physical, cognitive and emotional needs of people at work.

Helping You unlock human promise

At Steelcase, we are passionate about helping architects, designers and real estate professionals develop great environments wherever work happens. We do this through a four pronged approach of being insightful, intentional, interactive, and inspirational.

Being insightful is part of our brand essence. We share the insights from our global team of researchers – Workspace Futures – regarding the needs of humans in the built environment. Our goal of being intentional is about understanding the time demands of the your community and having a purpose for our activities in hopes they align with specific needs.

Being interactive is about providing resources that align with your process and engage you through conversation or co-creation. Our aspiration of being inspirational is quite ambitious; however, it is our attempt to provide opportunities for you to express your creativity and remind you why you entered your profession.

Ultimately, our mission is to be a desired resource for the you by offering our latest research, user-centered products, tools and resources to make your jobs easier, have fun and with the intention of delighting our mutual customers.

Research

The Privacy Crisis
Wellbeing: A Bottom Line Issue
Posture in a Changing Workplace

The Privacy Crisis

The Privacy Crisis

In organizations all over the world, people are facing brand-new problems that require sharing information and putting knowledge together in new ways. For all the right reasons, collaboration has become the big engine for progress and innovation. Although workplaces today make it seemingly easy for people to collaborate, most leaders remain dissatisfied with the pace and frequency of breakthroughs. Uncertain of what to do next, they hire new talent, carve out trendy group spaces, add technology or step up team training efforts—but still don’t see the gains they desire.

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Wellbeing: A Bottom Line Issue

Wellbeing: A Bottom Line Issue

To understand the positive drivers of wellbeing, Steelcase researchers delved deeply into the topic. After synthesizing research and investigating diverse notions of wellbeing, the team came to a conclusion: Wellbeing is systemic and holistic, integrating many dimensions, including people’s physical, cognitive and psychological needs. They went on to conclude that the places where people come together to work can be designed to have a positive impact on a variety of dimensions of worker wellbeing.

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Posture in a Changing Workplace

Posture in a Changing Workplace

As technologies and trends transform work processes, understanding the impact on postures is crucial for helping people work safely, comfortably and productively.

Ever since the 1980’s, the demands of computer work intensified, and ergonomic researchers focused on gaining a deep understanding of the biomechanics of sitting so solutions could be developed that contribute to a healthier day at work.

More than three decades later, office chairs have evolved from simple sitting devices to ergonomic tools that adjust to fit the size and shape of people’s bodies and their work processes. Because many office workers spend up to 80% of their day sitting, body stresses and strains that affect productivity, health and wellbeing remain a focus of study and scrutiny.

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Featured Products

Elective Elements

Elective Elements

Elective Elements is a freestanding office workstation designed to address the changing workspace requirements in today’s private and open-plan office environments.

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Think

Think

The Think office chair intuitively responds to the movement of the body to provide comfort. Fully redesigned and reengineered, Think is smart, simple and sustainable.

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V.I.A.

V.I.A.

V.I.A. creates intelligent rooms, designed to augment human interaction by providing true acoustical privacy and hosting technology. It provides a sense of permanence with the speed and design flexibility of a relocatable wall.

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Gesture

Gesture

Inspired by the movement of the human body, Gesture is the first office chair designed to support our interactions with today’s technologies. Gesture is created for the way we work today.

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media:scape

media:scape integrates technology and furniture to bring people, space and information together for greater collaboration and productivity than ever before.

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Solutions

Susan Cain Quiet Spaces
The Privacy Solution
Healthcare Spaces
Active Learning Spaces

Susan Cain Quiet Spaces

Susan Cain Quiet Spaces

90% of today’s workers say they need quiet, private places in the workplace. Over 40% say they don’t have them.

Empowering Introverts

Susan Cain Quiet Spaces by Steelcase offer five diverse ways to empower introverts at work. Each space supports specific postures, work modes, and expectations for quiet and privacy supported by a carefully chosen range of architecture, furniture, materials and technology. Every quiet space is designed with V.I.A., which provides superior acoustic performance and offers an atmosphere where introverts can work their best.

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The Privacy Solution

The Privacy Solution

Although privacy is a universal need in workplaces, personal preferences, spatial contexts and cultural norms are key factors for successfully designing environments for privacy, say Steelcase Advanced Applications designers.

Highly differentiated settings ensure that users can choose their best place based on task, mood and personality, making the experience of privacy personal. Context is a key consideration; the same type of privacy setting can provide very different experiences depending on its adjacency, location and level of exposure to what surrounds it. Context determines what type of boundary will be most successful in any given location and, therefore, how much the spaces will be used. Cultural values and perceptions—both geography-based and organizational—must be respected and enabled within the design.

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Healthcare Spaces

Healthcare Spaces

Time for change: New Solutions for Healthcare Spaces

Designing for the human factor can help healthcare organisations enhance the connections that are vital to successful outcomes and can help them achieve critical qualitative measures of success. Space can help organisations achieve objectives central to the new healthcare journey.

When people, place and technology are thoughtfully considered and incorporated holistically in design, the result can be more engaging, fully leveraging the power of place to inspire and support satisfying interactions.

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Active Learning Spaces

Active Learning Spaces

Informed by insights from our research, we’ve developed some settings that can be a catalyst for intentionally designing work environments that support the physical, cognitive and emotional needs of people at work.

Active minds. Active learning. Active spaces.

Rampant change across campuses presents a challenge; successfully teaching 21st century skills and in inadequate facilities.

Steelcase Education is focused on helping schools, colleges and universities create the most effective, rewarding and inspiring interactive learning environments to meet the evolving needs of students and educators. Using an insight-led approach, we design solutions for the many spaces learning happens, from classrooms and libraries to in-between spaces and cafes.

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Sustainability

Commitment to Sustainability

Sustainability is one of today’s fundamental business challenges – and our inspiration. Everyday our team works to create maximum value from our available assets and be catalysts for good.

We know we are on a journey. Along the way, it is our responsibility to care for our planet and its people.  As we continue to study, learn and share insights, our commitments and accountabilities continue to grow in measurable and meaningful ways.

All of this leads us to deliver innovative products and increased value to our customers and stakeholders.

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Services

Services to Help You Create a Sustainable Workplace

Steelcase and Steelcase dealers offer clients a portfolio of workplace services. It’s about understanding your needs, exploring options, applying the right products, and ensuring your investment is delivered, installed and maintained. Steelcase delivers products and services through a network of independent dealers in over 650 locations globally. Our dealer network is the most extensive and experienced in the world, delivering global experience with local service.

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Our Services

Workplace Surveys

Steelcase offers a suite of workplace surveys that are easy to use and help gain deeper insights about how people really work.

Financial Services

Our flexible financing options help you scale to meet your organizational and financial needs.

eBusiness

Learn about the benefits of our web-based tools to help you streamline facilities management and furniture procurement.

Recycle + Reuse

Find a new purpose for old furniture. If you have office furniture that you no longer want or need, Steelcase can help.

Performance Management

When creating workplaces, leading companies are facing a marketplace that rewards organizations that are coordinated and cohesive and challenges those that are not. We can help.

News

Steelcase Health, Attainia Expand Collaboration to Simplify Healthcare Capital Planning Process for Clinical and Administrative Spaces

Steelcase Health and Attainia, a supplier of capital equipment management systems, have expanded their partnership to offer Attainia’s healthcare customers exclusive access to Steelcase Health’s room design templates. As hospitals and health systems rethink how their built environment can enhance patient experiences and clinician productivity, Steelcase Health and Attainia’s new joint offering gives them an important decision-making tool.

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Official Statement Regarding the Grand Rapids Pyramid Campus

Steelcase has been actively searching for the right opportunity to convert the former CDC Pyramid building to a facility that would best serve the local community.

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Steelcase Unveils New Technology to Make Power More Accessible in Offices and Schools

Steelcase announced the introduction of Thread, a new kind of power system designed to provide any carpeted space with power where and when people need it.

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Fortune Magazine Names Steelcase Inc. one of “World’s Most Admired Companies”

Fortune Magazine has recognized Steelcase as one of its 2015 “World’s Most Admired Companies” in the Home Equipment and Furnishings industry sector.

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Fast Company: Steelcase And Susan Cain Design Offices For Introverts

“Introverts of the workplace are having a moment. The office furniture company Steelcase teamed up with Susan Cain, author of the bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, to create a series of five spaces that address the need for more focus and privacy at work.” -Fast Company

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The Wall Street Journal: For Office Introverts, a Room of One’s Own

“In offices across America, introverts are under siege.

Companies are embracing open layouts – knocking down walls, dismantling cubicles and, in some cases, even asking workers to say farewell to their personal work stations. The goal is to improve communication, foster collaboration and save money by packing more workers into less space.

But one group of employees has suffered (quietly, as is their nature) amid the clacking keyboard keys and the cacophony of voices.” -The Wall Street Journal

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Metropolis: Quest for Quiet

When asked how his company came to partner with a best-selling author on a product that, unusually, bears her name—the Susan Cain Quiet Spaces, …Steelcase CEO Jim Keane tells a story. “I was at a conference of senior executives, and one of them said, ‘When we have something really important to do, we hold an off-site meeting.’ Just think about that,” he says, sounding amazed. “You spend all this money on your workplace, and when a critical decision needs to be made, you go someplace else. Clearly, there’s something wrong.” – Metropolis Magazine

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2014 Sustainability Report

Steelcase shares its 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report outlining the company’s sustainability promises to its stakeholders and spotlights resulting social, environmental and economic performance indicators.

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New Study: The Physical Environment Has a Big Impact On Student Engagement

New study indicates that the physical environment has a big impact on student behavior and engagement in their learning process.

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HBR Webinar: Workspace for a Mobile Workforce

Christine Congdon, our director of research communications, chats with Amy Bernstein, the editor of Harvard Business Review about the workplace.

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Resources + Support

Insights
Design Resources

Insights

Insights

360 Magazine

Explore the latest research, insights and trends that will help you understand how to leverage the power of place to create great spaces and make a difference in how people work, learn, and heal.

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Whitepapers

Technology is changing. People are changing too. And so are their expectations. This means the places they work, learn and heal must also change. Our whitepapers dig into these trends to help you understand how to create places that successfully resolve for these needs and expectations.

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Case Studies

Organizations are often faced with challenges surrounding real-estate optimization, evolving technology, engagement, and even brand and culture tensions. Steelcase partners with leading organizations to leverage these tensions and deliver real-world solutions.

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Design Resources

Design Resources

Easily find the resources you need to complete your project.

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