When Context was ﬁrst introduced it challenged virtually every preconceived notion about how the workplace should look and act. It was a radical approach, but it was a glimpse into the future that few would argue with today. Context focused on work process. On team enterprise and collaboration. The furniture was designed speciﬁcally to support knowledge work and the information that drives it. It was freestanding furniture with an ofﬁce systems pedigree. Moveable. Changeable. Highly adaptable and inﬁnitely re-adaptable. It was inherently in tune with the revolution in technology that would soon connect established companies with new markets, and new companies with markets that were only beginning to emerge.
Context symbolized the dynamics of organizational effectiveness. It broke down barriers and opened up new possibilities. This was furniture for a new generation of worker, and a new kind of company. It set new expectations for individual user comfort and control. And it ﬁt anywhere.
- Curvilinear worksurfaces create concave coves for concentrated work, while convex curves create hubs for communication – all in the same work area
- Desk-like building blocks named core-units make up workstations and allow for unique floor plans
- Seamless transition from the open plan into the private office
- Promotes interaction and communication with just the right balance of privacy
- Allows maximum workspace density within the floor plan, saving real estate costs
- Core units ship fully assembled resulting in quick and easy installations
Designing for Sustainability
We believe the only way to provide the best office furniture solutions is to ensure they’re the best products for the environment. That’s why every step of the way – through design, manufacturing, delivery and product lifecycle – we consider the impact of our work on people and on the environment and uncover opportunities to make things better.
Steelcase supports the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification system with products that can contribute to LEED Building Design + Construction (BD&C), LEED Interior Design + Construction (ID&C), or LEED Operations + Maintenance (O&M) certification criteria.
Since the USGBC and its certification partner, GBCI, evaluate each project individually, the role our products play in achieving LEED certification is unique to each project.
Context LEED Contribution
- Recycled content
- Regional materials
- Rapidly renewable materials
- Certified wood
- Low-emitting materials
- Daylight and views
- Sustainable purchasing
Certifications can help you choose products that are environmentally sustainable and just right for your project. Context has achieved the following certifications:
Cradle to Cradle
ANSI/BIFMA Level Certified
SCS Indoor Air Advantage Certified
Standard + Optional Features
Standard + Optional Features
Context is available with the following standard and optional features:
- Curvilinear worksurfaces
- No panel creep occurs because no panels are used
- Electric adjustable corner and straight units
- Wide variety of materials such as tackable surfaces, markerboard, and slatwall screens
- Universal Storage enables versatility and freedom to establish your own “look”
- Power, data and telecommunications utilities are both modular and moveable
- Cable management built into every core-unit 2
This product is available in the following regions:
- Central America
- North America
- South America
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