Current News 

Press releases by Steelcase in the current calendar year. 

Steelcase Supports "School Pride" with Best-in-Class Education Furniture for Detroit High School

Nov. 3, 2010 – School Pride, a brand-new NBC television series showcasing public school renovations, will feature volunteers and educational solutions from Steelcase Inc. (NYSE:SCS), the global furniture manufacturer, in the Friday, November 5 episode. Airing nationally on NBC, the episode will chronicle the makeover from outdated classrooms to classrooms of the future at the Communication and Media Arts High School in Detroit, Mich.

Steelcase Report Details Progress Toward 2012 Goal to Reduce Environmental Footprint by 25 Percent

October 18, 2010 – Steelcase Inc.  released its 2010 Corporate Sustainability Report today, covering the company’s environmental achievements and benchmarks over the last year. With breakthroughs in sustainable packaging, PVC reductions and environmental education, to name a few, Steelcase continues to improve its products and operations, and to meet goals that coincide with its 100-year anniversary in 2012.

Steelcase Named Corporate Climate Responsibility Leader

September 16, 2010 – Steelcase announced that Climate Counts, a New Hampshire based non-profit dedicated to fighting global warming, ranked the company first in its industry for combating climate change. Climate Counts uses a 0-to-100 point scale and twenty-two separate criteria to score and rank companies to determine how their corporate climate responsibility compares to sector competitors.

Steelcase cobi® Chair Receives BIFMA Level™ 3 Certification

June 14, 2010 – The Steelcase cobi® chair with leather upholstery has received level™ 3 certification, the highest level of achievement possible in the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA) e3 certification program. The Steelcase Think® chair was the first product in the world to achieve level 3 certification and now Steelcase adds to this accomplishment with the cobi chair.

Steelcase Receives Five Best Of NeoCon Awards At NeoCon 2010

June 14, 2010 – Steelcase Inc. announced that the Steelcase family of companies won five Best of NeoCon Awards, including a Gold, two Silver and two Innovation Awards. Products recognized with a Best of NeoCon award include selections from Workplace Technologies, Furniture Systems, Education Solutions, Files & Storage and Occasional Table categories, all of which are on display at NeoCon 2010, the World’s Trade Fair for Interior Design and Facilities Management.

Steelcase Showcases The Next Generation Of Integrated Technology For The Workplace At Neocon 2010

June 14, 2010 – Steelcase Inc. today revealed new, high performance capabilities for its media:scape® and RoomWizard® products at NeoCon 2010, the World’s Trade Fair for Interior Design and Facilities Management. In a world where people can work anywhere, these integrated solutions create value in the workplace by helping to make the most of the time employees spend in the office.

Steelcase Reveals Enhanced Wood Line at NeoCon 2010

June 14, 2010 – Steelcase Inc. today revealed new solutions for its popular, contemporary wood line Elective Elements® 6 along with a new product: FlexFrame™ workwall – at NeoCon 2010, the World’s Trade Fair for Interior Design and Facilities Management. The additional features and new product lend flexibility for private office and open-office planning.

Steelcase Creates "Harder Working Spaces" at NeoCon 2010

June 14, 2010 – Steelcase Inc. debuted new benching, workspace and seating solutions, and the integration of technologies in the workplace, to create harder working spaces at NeoCon 2010, the World’s Trade Fair for Interior Design and Facilities Management. The innovations on display help organizations create environments that cater to the ever-changing landscape of the modern workplace.

Details® Launches High Design, Hard Working LED Task Light To Enhance Workspace Lighting

June 14, 2010 – Details, a division of Steelcase, introduced the dash™ personal LED task light today at NeoCon 2010, the World’s Trade Fair for Interior Design and Facilities Management, offering office workers a high-performance, energy-efficient lighting package for their work space.  Combining superior function with understated aesthetics, dash offers a variety of quiet and intuitive features that enhance the visual intent of a space, rather than dominate it. 

Steelcase Introduces Benching Solution at NeoCon 2010

June 14, 2010 – Steelcase Inc. announced today that FrameOne, a new benching system based on insights from a global research project is being introduced at NeoCon 2010, the World’s Trade Fair for Interior Design and Facilities Management. Steelcase researchers identified four very different types of bench users with distinct needs that require different product solutions. A key finding of the research is that the “one size fits all” approach to benching that’s been typical in the U.S. can compromise worker efficiency and satisfaction. FrameOne was designed to support these diverse worker needs, while using space efficiently.

Node™ Chair By Steelcase® Designed To Transform Classrooms and Learning Environments

June 14, 2010 – Steelcase Inc. today introduced node™, an active learning classroom solution at NeoCon 2010, the World’s Trade Fair for Interior Design and Facilities Management. Based on extensive ethnographic research, node includes a variety of features to support the new ways students are learning. This is the first product from Steelcase Education Solutions, a dedicated group within Steelcase that partners with educational institutions to design products that meet the needs of today’s students and educators.

Steelcase Introduces New Seating Solutions at NeoCon 2010

June 14, 2010 – Steelcase Inc. today revealed new seating solutions – node™ and Reply® – and enhancements to existing products – Move™ and Amia® – that maximize efficiency in work and educational environments at NeoCon 2010, the World’s Trade Fair for Interior Design and Facilities Management.

Steelcase Introduces Bio-Based Packaging Material

June 14, 2010 – Steelcase Inc. announced today that the company will begin shipping select products with EcoCradle™ packaging, a bio-based material made from agricultural byproducts developed by Ecovative – a natural composite materials company. Currency® ready-to-assemble laminate casegoods will be the first Steelcase® product shipped using the new packaging.

Steelcase Receives OFDA Silver Award for Manufacturer of the Year

June 14, 2010 – Steelcase Inc. was honored with Office Furniture Dealers Alliance (OFDA) Silver Award for Manufacturer of the Year at NeoCon 2010, the World’s Trade Fair for Interior Design and Facilities Management.

Steelcase Surface Materials Honored at the Crystal Alpha Awards Gala

June 2, 2010 – Steelcase Inc. announced today that it was honored at the Crystal Alpha Awards gala for its integration of the alphaPOLLACK Collection into its Select Surfaces offering. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these fabric directly benefits the Alpha Workshops.

Steelcase Cobi Chair Honored in Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

May 21, 2010 – Steelcase Inc. announced that cobi, a chair designed for a new mode of collaborative work, will be featured in the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum's fourth exhibition in the National Design Triennial series this spring. "Why Design Now?" will be on view from May 14, 2010, through Jan. 9, 2011, and will explore the work of designers addressing human and environmental problems across many fields of design from architecture and product design to fashion, graphics, new media and landscape design.

Steelcase Announces PVC-Free Edge Banding Standard on Twelve Product Lines

May 12, 2010 – Steelcase Inc. announced today that all seventeen of its active solid colors and seven wood grain 3mm and 1mm edge bands are PVC-free on twelve of its systems furniture product lines.The product lines where PVC-free edge banding is now standard include: c:scape®, media:scape®, Universal Worksurfaces (including knife-edge tops), Universal Storage, Duo™, i2i® tablet arm chairs, Elective Elements® 6, Details® AdjusTables, Kick®, Currency®, Groupwork®, Jenny® tables and tablet arm chairs. Additionally, Steelcase offers PVC-free power solutions for its Answer®, Montage®, Tour™, EE6 and c:scape® products.

Steelcase to Host CEFPI 2010 Midwest Great Lakes Regional Conference

May 6, 2010 – Steelcase Inc. today announced it is the host site for the Council for Education and Facilities Planners International 2010 Midwest Great Lakes Regional Conference.  Titled “Relearning Learning = Relearning²”, the goal of the two-day conference is to highlight the changing face of learning, demonstrating what learning environments need to be and how to work within them.

Steelcase Wins Circle of Excellence Green Achievement Award

May 6, 2010 – Steelcase Inc. announces today that it was the recipient of the Green Achievement Award from the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) at its annual Circle of Excellence Awards, hosted by its New York chapter. The awards program recognizes individual talent, corporate initiative and significant accomplishments within the design and furnishings community.

Workspring® by Steelcase Wins Bronze in Annual Edison Awards

May 3, 2010 – Steelcase Inc. announces today that it was the recipient of a bronze award from the Edison Best New Product Awards, an annual competition that recognizes innovation in the spirit of American inventor Thomas Alva Edison. The Edison Awards recognizes Workspring (, a high-performance collaborative retreat in the heart of Chicago, in the Living, Working & Learning Environments category.

Connie K. Duckworth, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Arzu, Inc. Named to Steelcase Inc. Board

March 31, 2010 – Steelcase Inc. today announced the appointment of Connie K. Duckworth to its board of directors.  Ms. Duckworth founded ARZU, Inc. in 2003 and serves pro bono as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The appointment took place on March 29, 2010.

Turnstone® Introduces Campfire™ Collection

March 15, 2010 – Steelcase Inc. today introduced Campfire, a collection of products designed by Turnstone and inspired by people’s everyday life. Campfire interprets favorite indoor and outdoor spaces for the office, creating a comfortable, vibrant work environment. 

Steelcase Receives Good Design Awards from Chicago Anthenaeum Museum

January 20, 2010 –  Steelcase Inc., a global office environments manufacturer whose products help individuals collaborate and work more effectively and organizations use space more efficiently, announced that the Chicago Athenaeum of Architecture and Design has awarded several of its products with a Good Design® award. Products awarded were Elective Elements 6 New Solutions, Campfire Big Lamp, QiVi, Denizen, Emu Ivy and Emu Heaven.

Steelcase Inc. Donates Over $2,000 to Friends of TOMS

January 8, 2010 – Steelcase Inc. announced their donation to Friends of TOMS, a non-profit organization that provides shoes to children in impoverished areas. The donation was provided following a contest in which three teams were awarded a Steelcase Walkstation® Fitness Office, a height adjustable workstation with built-in treadmill, to compete in a two-week long walk-a-thon for needy children.