Introducing Intermix - a proprietary performance textile that is central to Steelcase Karman’s performance, comfort and aesthetic.
Intermix is Beyond Mesh
Intermix is a proprietary performance textile that is exclusive for Steelcase Karman, and central to its performance, comfort and aesthetic. It’s not mesh. It’s beyond mesh.
Intermix creates perfect tension to the seat and back frame using a patented technology that creates ideal ergonomic support – it never sags or feels stiff.
Over a dozen proprietary textile colors in translucent, opaque and color-shifting options give you more choices than any leading mesh chair.
Using patented Shrinx technology, Intermix was co-developed through an exclusive weaving process that incorporates plastic yarns and filaments into the weave. In unison with Steelcase Karman’s flexible frame, Intermix achieves perfect tension that distributes your weight evenly over the seat and back, flexing to your movement and fitting the contours of your body perfectly.
Unlike traditional mesh, the versatility in Intermix’s proprietary weaving process results in a platform for diversity and expression. Intermix offers an industry-leading color range that allows Steelcase Karman to fit a wide range of spaces.
The unique weaving process results in three variations of Intermix:
- Intermix is classic and translucent with a more traditional mesh look and feel.
- Intermix Opaque is luxurious and residential with the hand-feel of upholstery.
- Intermix Shift is color-shifting and provocative with a dynamic visual that changes with light and viewing angle.
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.
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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)
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.
- Clear Walnut
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
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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.
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.