About Steelcase

Who We Are
Our Heritage
Our Values
Our Locations

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 two core brands: Steelcase and Coalesse. 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

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 $2.6 billion (FY21)
Brands Steelcase, Steelcase Health, Steelcase Learning

Coalesse, Designtex, OrangeboxAMQ

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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

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April 23, 2021

Steelcase Named One of America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek

Steelcase recognized among top 400 U.S. companies for giving to communities in which they operate.
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April 23, 2021

Steelcase Earns Top Designation as “Best Place to Work” for LGBTQ Equality

Company receives a perfect score of 100 on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index.
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April 19, 2021

Jim Keane, President and CEO of Steelcase Inc., Announces Retirement

Sara Armbruster to Become President and Chief Executive Officer, Effective October 4, 2021 GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan; April 19, 2021 –
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April 13, 2021

Steelcase Asia Pacific Announces Exclusive Partnerships with Danish Furniture Designer Wendelbo and Singaporean’s Home-grown Brand Commune

[Asia Pacific –  April 13, 2021] Today, Steelcase APAC announced its regional partnerships with two furniture brands – Wendelbo and
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March 17, 2021

Work From Home Experiences Driving Positive Change as Employees Return to the Office in Asia Pacific

Data from Steelcase reveals employees’ expectations for the workplace in 2021, as 23% of employees expected to return to the
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January 26, 2021

Steelcase Enables Teamwork Anywhere with New Mobile Stands and Mounting Solutions for the 85” Microsoft Surface Hub 2S

[Hong Kong – 26th January 2021] – Since 2017, Microsoft and Steelcase have worked together to give teams the tools
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October 20, 2020

Steelcase Introduces Flex Huddle Hub

New collection launched at online store to make best-in-class ergonomic workplace solutions available to remote workers.
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September 25, 2020

Steelcase Introduces Series 2 Seating with Air LiveBack Technology

New collection launched at online store to make best-in-class ergonomic workplace solutions available to remote workers.
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September 15, 2020

Steelcase signs exclusive distribution partnership with retail furniture brand Commune

Expanding the global office furniture provider’s reach to the work-from-home market [Singapore – 15 September 2020] the leading global office
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August 26, 2020

Steelcase Announces Carbon Neutrality and Goal to be Carbon Negative by 2030

Carbon reductions targeted across company operations to align with ambitious climate science goals
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May 13, 2020

Steelcase Launches its First Online Store in Hong Kong and Singapore

The global leaders in ergonomic furniture for the workplace are making a range of products for remote workers to set
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February 13, 2020

Steelcase Opens New WorkLife Center in Bengaluru

Designed to Help Businesses Create Greater Workplace Experience and Propel Growth February 12, Bengaluru, India – Steelcase, the leading global

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