Global Palette

The Global Palette allows organizations to create a consistent aesthetic in workspaces
throughout the world, even when furniture selection varies from region to region.

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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.

Three simple ideas help to create a materials palette that works.

First, our textiles are designed to work with our hard surfaces. Secondly, you can choose any architectural elements for a space, and our surfaces will coordinate with them. And, finally, our offering allows for you to create the environment you want, using the finishes you want.

At the end of the day, it’s all about you.

 

Steelcase Surfaces

Surfaces Made Simple.

Innovative, sustainable materials designed by Steelcase.

Textiles

Our textile selections are timeless, yet relevant and chosen according to specific aesthetic, technical and environmental criteria. All while coordinating effortlessly with the hard surfaces offering.

Hard Surfaces

By looking at color or hue, value from light to dark and range that a finish has to cross-over color families, our hard surfaces collection creates a common color sense that is shared across material types.

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Global Palette

Overview
Paints
Laminates
Plastics
Textiles, Knit + Mesh

Overview

Overview

The Global Palette allows organizations to create a consistent aesthetic in workspaces throughout the world, even when furniture selection varies from region to region.

Create a Consistent Aesthetic

The Global Palette allows companies to create a consistent aesthetic in workspaces around the world.  All finishes are available to order on Steelcase products and are globally accepted.

The geographies represented in the Global Palette include the Americas – North, Central and South; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Asia Pacific. The offering includes a variety of material types: paint, decor and laminate, plastic, and textiles, knit, and mesh.

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Paints

Paints

Global Palette Paints

The paint options create the foundation of materials choice within the Global Palette. To ensure a balanced and complete offering, we’ve considered color family, value, range, neutrality and global trends.

Colors

  • Arctic white
  • Black
  • Merle
  • Nickel
  • Platinum Metallic (Silver)

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Laminates

Laminates

Global Palette

Laminates

Our global laminates are chosen to coordinate with the global paint offering. From warm to cool tones, the offering is made up of both solid and woodgrain patterns.

Colors

  • Acacia
  • Clear Maple/Natural Maple/Maple
  • Clear Walnut
  • Seagull

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Plastics

Plastics

Global Palette Plastics

From classic neutrals to fundamental color selections, the seating plastic choices coordinate with paints, decor and laminates, and other finishes in the Global Palette.

Colors

  • Arctic White
  • Black
  • Citron
  • Element
  • Jazz
  • Merle
  • Platinum
  • Seagull
  • Wasabi

Textiles, Knit + Mesh

Textiles, Knit + Mesh

Global Palette

Textiles, Knit + Mesh

We offer a wide range of textures, patterns, colors and price ranges. Each pattern within the textile offering has global relevance, while also having successful regional history. The colors work well with the hard surface palette, making the offering easy to use.

Standard Colors

  • Cogent: Connect/Atlantic
  • Buzz2
  • 3D Knit
  • Reply Air Mesh

Pre-approved Colors

  • Gaja
  • Remix
  • Steelcut Trio

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Customer's Own Material Program

Customer’s Own Material (COM)

Our Customer’s Own Material (COM) program allows you to tailor Steelcase furniture and seating products for a customized look. Select Steelcase seating and furniture products accommodate hundreds of textiles from many leading fabric suppliers. With the customer’s own material web tool, you can find a textile that is already approved on your product, or you can submit a request to have a new one tested.

Sustainability

Recycled Content
Material Health

Recycled Content

Recycled Content

Recycled Polyester

It’s available in 2 ways – post consumer and post industrial. Both are kind to the environment, as they reduce the amount of waste going to a landfill and save energy in the manufacturing process.

Post consumer polyester is made from waste material left over after consumer use. Things like soda and water bottles are ultimately extruded and woven into fabric.

Post industrial polyester is made from waste material that is left over from industrial processes and before use by the consumer.

Material Health

Material Health

Antimony-free* Yarn

Some of our fabrics are made using 100% polyester, using antimony-free* yarn. These materials, like Buzz2 and Alloy, provide preferable alternatives for the purist in all of us.

*Yarn used in making this material contains less than 100 parts per million of antimony.