About Steelcase

Who We Are
Our Heritage
Our Values
Our Locations

Who We Are

Who We Are

Who We Are

Steelcase leads the way in creating great experiences by offering a range of architecture, furniture and technology products and services designed to help people reach their full potential.

Our comprehensive portfolio is anchored by three core brands: Steelcase, Coalesse and Turnstone. Together with our partners, we design spaces to help people work, learn and heal.

And because protecting the environment is in our DNA, we drive sustainable social, economic and environmental change through our decisions and actions. At Steelcase, we don’t just do what’s right, we do what’s best — for people and for the planet.

Inspiring Spaces

Our Heritage

Our Heritage

History

Established in 1912 as the Metal Office Furniture Company, our first patent for a metal wastebasket meant safety for office workers. In crowded cities where fires spread quickly, replacing wicker with steel was a lifesaving innovation.

Founders Peter M. Wege, Walter D. Idema and David D. Hunting built the business in Grand Rapids, Michigan–a city then known as “The Furniture City” because of its many wood furniture manufacturers.

By 1919 the company began to establish its dealer network, making desks, cabinets and other products available nationwide. Officially known as Steelcase Inc. beginning in 1954, the company grew globally and executed the largest single shipment in the industry in 1973, providing over 400 truckloads of furniture for Chicago’s Sears Tower. Steelcase became publicly traded in 1998.

We’ve been looking forward since the beginning. From our early years to 21st-century breakthroughs, Steelcase turns insights into innovations and pushes limits to transform and reimagine the workplace.

Our Values

Our Values

Our Values

More than 100 years ago, our founders made a commitment to do business differently. Our seven core values ground us and push us to do more and be better every day. 

At Steelcase we:

  • Act with integrity
  • Tell the truth
  • Keep commitments
  • Treat people with dignity and respect
  • Promote positive relationships
  • Protect the environment
  • Excel

Quick Facts

Founded 1912
First Patent 1914
Number of Employees 12,000
Number of Dealers Over 800
Revenue $3.4 billion (FY19)
Brands Steelcase, Steelcase Health, Steelcase Education

turnstone, Coalesse, Designtex, PolyVision, OrangeboxAMQ

 

 

Executive Officers + Board of Directors

A commitment to excellence, creativity and innovation. Take a moment to meet some of the leaders who shape our vision.

Executive Officers

Board of Directors

Recent News

September 20, 2018

Steelcase Acquires Orangebox, UK-based Maker of Alternative Furniture and Settings for the Changing Workplace

Acquisition continues growth trajectory as Steelcase expands its solutions to support the new ways teams are working.

September 14, 2018

Steelcase Expands Relationship with Danish Design Company Bolia

The Bolia collection will be available in the Americas and Asia Pacific to offer
Steelcase customers easy access to unique, Scandinavian design choices

May 24, 2018

Double Win for Steelcase at 2018 Good Design Awards

Navi TeamIsland and Series 1 were awarded at the Australia Good Design Awards, highlighting their innovation and insight-led designs within

January 30, 2018

Steelcase Introduces SILQ: An Innovation in Seating Design

The company’s materials science breakthrough led to an all-new chair design that intuitively responds to human movement without the use of mechanisms.

Creative Spaces Partnership
March 7, 2017

Steelcase and Microsoft Announce Development of Technology-Enabled Spaces Designed to Boost Creative Work

Companies introduce Creative Spaces, new research and Surface Hub reseller program. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. and REDMOND, Wash. – March 6,

December 22, 2016

Steelcase Welcomes IDEO CEO Tim Brown to Board of Directors

Tim Brown, CEO and president of the global design consultancy IDEO, will join the Steelcase Inc. Board of Directors, effective today.

November 8, 2016

Steelcase Melbourne WorkLife takes up residency at Hub Southern Cross

Steelcase Melbourne is relocating its WorkLife to the Hub Southern Cross, Hub Australia’s new co-working space in the heart of

October 14, 2016

Steelcase opens new WorkLife Center in Delhi

Reinforcing its commitment to India, Steelcase, the global leader in office furniture industry and innovative workspace solutions, today announced the opening of its new Steelcase WorkLife Centre (WLC) in Delhi. This innovatively designed centre will be the fourth WLC in India, post Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. With the launch of the Work life Center in Gurgaon, Steelcase will provide an extended range of Steelcase and Coalesse products and services that help organizations boost their performance.

Steelcase
February 22, 2016

Steelcase Celebrates a Decade of Recognition in Fortune Magazine’s ‘Most Admired’ Companies Survey

Fortune has recognized Steelcase Inc. as one of its 2016 “World’s Most Admired Companies” in the Home Equipment and Furnishings industry sector.

Corporate Sustainability Report 2015
December 10, 2015

Steelcase Releases 2015 Corporate Sustainability Report

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, December 1, 2015 – Today, Steelcase releases its 2015 Corporate Sustainability Report which recounts the company’s performance in

Brody WorkLounge
November 10, 2015

Steelcase Introduces ‘Brody’ To Help Workers And Students Find Focus

Steelcase Inc. is unveiling Brody WorkLounge—the first and only microenvironment designed for the brain and the body.

Steelcase Chicago Worklife V.I.A. TeamStudio Space with Prysm Technology
October 7, 2015

Steelcase Showcases Intelligent Office: Concept Product Ideas to Help Workers Think Better

Steelcase today demonstrates new concept products for the Intelligent Office, a future workplace which integrates technology into places that can enhance human interactions at work and give workers more control over key sources of distractions that impact performance such as noise, interruptions, lighting and temperature control.

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