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, 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.

Explore our heritage and our history

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 12,700
Number of Dealers Over 800
Revenue $3.7 billion (FY20)
Brands Steelcase, Steelcase Health, Steelcase Education

Coalesse, Designtex, AMQ, Smith System, Orangebox

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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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January 21, 2021

New Data from Steelcase Shares the Highs and Lows of Working from Home and its Impact on the Future Workplace

No Commute, but a Worsening Sense of Isolation - 95% expected to return to the office in some capacity as engagement, productivity and innovation suffer when workers unsatisfied at home.
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January 6, 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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August 25, 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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July 20, 2020

Steelcase Announces Relationship with Italian Furniture Maker Mattiazzi

Alliance offers designers and customers access to the family-owned company’s portfolio of furniture through the reliable Steelcase dealer network.
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July 8, 2020

Steelcase Recognized as One of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in the United States

Steelcase has been named a 2020 honoree of The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light. The company’s expansive involvement in community programs – including a mix of volunteered time, product/service donations and financial gifts, as well as the integration of community commitment into business policies and practices – led to the recognition.
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June 29, 2020

Steelcase and West Elm Announce Retail Collection

Design leaders expand relationship to help people with ergonomic, high performing at-home working solutions.
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June 29, 2020

Steelcase Teams Up With MIT Researchers To Help Create Safer Workplaces

Bourouiba Research Group will work with Steelcase to understand how the workplace can help mitigate disease transmission.
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March 27, 2020

Steelcase Combats COVID-19 Global Pandemic; Commits to Supply Critical Medical PPE Equipment Needs

Steelcase joins a collaborative effort to rapidly design, manufacture and deploy healthcare resources at scale; urges others to join the effort.
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January 21, 2020

Steelcase Named One of the World’s Most Admired Companies

Company also recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality GRAND RAPIDS, MI, January 21, 2020 – Fortune
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December 17, 2019

Steelcase Announces Appointment of Catherine “Triona” Schmelter to Board of Directors

Steelcase today announced Catherine “Triona” C.B. Schmelter has been appointed to its board of directors. Ms. Schmelter is President, Meal Solutions of TreeHouse Foods, Inc., a $4.3B Fortune 500 manufacturer of packaged foods and beverages.
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June 24, 2019

Steelcase® Enters New Business Relationships with IT Channel Partners

Steelcase Aligns with Leading Technology Distributors and Channel Partners to Market and Sell Microsoft Surface Hub 2S and Steelcase® Roam™
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June 20, 2019

Powering Teams Anywhere at Work

Steelcase and Anker join forces to bring mobile power to the workplace.