Wherever you find your inspiration, bring it to life with us. See the wide range of surface materials offered by Steelcase throughout our portfolio of products.
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.
Surfaces Made Simple.
Innovative, sustainable materials designed by Steelcase.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Arctic white and Arctic White Gloss
- Platinum Metallic (Silver)
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.
- Arctic White
- Chili Red
- Platinum Solid
Textiles, Knit + Mesh
Textiles, Knit + Mesh
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.
- Cogent: Connect/Atlantic
- 3D Knit
- Reply Air Mesh
- Steelcut Trio
We have expanded our ability to offer choice by partnering with “best in class” companies to use their products on ours in a facilitated way. No testing, no calculating yardage, and no adding a line item for the extra textile cost; all of this has already been done.
Designtex is a celebration of imaginative minds and fact-based knowledge coming together to offer performance-based, environmental solutions. As part of Steelcase Select Surfaces, the Designtex collection includes an extensive range of choices which has been tested in our hero products. This vast selection of upholstery fabrics provides a unique opportunity to achieve the highest level of design, sustainability and performance.
Approved collection in Asia:
- Brushed Flannel
- Boucle two tone
- Loop to Loop
Request samples: visit designtex.com
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.
Mod features a hybrid construction of high-energy dyed polyester and solution dyed nylon that offers the best of both worlds for high-traffic spaces where performance and aesthetics are both essential. The Nanosphere® finish can prevent stains from penetrating into fabric surface, releasing soil when cleaned.
Every Steelcase fabric needs to pass more than 30 quality tests internally. In order to provide durable fabrics for our products, all Steelcase fabrics need to pass abrasion resistance test and color fastness test.
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.
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.