About Steelcase

About Steelcase

For over 105 years, Steelcase Inc. has helped create great experiences for the world’s leading organizations, across industries.

New Work. New Office.

New Work. New Office.

Technology, the shift to more creative work, building employee engagement – these are just a few of the forces that are redefining the ways people work. We’re here to help you discover what this means for your organization.

About Steelcase

Who We Are
Our Heritage
Our Values
Our Locations

Who We Are

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 three core brands: Steelcase, Coalesse and Turnstone. 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.

Inspiring Spaces

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 $3.4 billion (FY19)
Brands Steelcase, Steelcase Health, Steelcase Education

turnstone, Coalesse, Designtex, PolyVision, AMQ, Smith System, Orangebox

 

 

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

April 17, 2019

Microsoft Surface Hub 2S and Steelcase® Roam™ Free Teams to Collaborate Anywhere

Microsoft and Steelcase join forces to help teams actively engage in collaboration and fuel better ideas

April 17, 2019

Steelcase® Flex Collection Gives Teams Control to Adapt Spaces on Demand

Creating dynamic team neighborhoods to support the rapid pace and changing activities of agile teams today.

April 9, 2019

Steelcase SILQ™ Chair Wins Red Dot Award

SILQ™ chair recognized for innovative product design in top international design competition.

January 25, 2019

Steelcase Named One of the World’s Most Admired Companies

Fortune has recognized Steelcase as one of its 2019 World’s Most Admired Companies in the Home Equipment and Furnishings industry sector.

Sustainability
December 28, 2018

Steelcase Releases 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report

Steelcase Inc. celebrates its global sustainability performance with the release of its 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report.

September 20, 2018

Steelcase Acquires Orangebox, UK-based Maker of Alternative Furniture and Settings for the Changing Workplace

Acquisition continues growth trajectory as Steelcase expands its solutions to support the new ways teams are working.

September 13, 2018

Steelcase Expands Relationship with Danish Design Company Bolia

The Bolia collection will be available in the Americas and Asia Pacific to offer
Steelcase customers easy access to unique, Scandinavian design choices

Node
June 8, 2018

Steelcase to Acquire Smith System, Industry Leader in pre-K-12 Education Market

Steelcase today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Smith System Manufacturing Company, a Texas-based manufacturer of high quality furniture for the preK-12 education market designed to inspire better learning and improve outcomes for students.

June 6, 2018

Steelcase and West Elm Announce Plans to Partner

Steelcase and West Elm today announce plans to combine their expertise to create new kinds of workplace solutions to support the changing preferences of people at work. The two companies are finalizing the details of this new relationship.

June 4, 2018

Steelcase to Distribute Extremis Outdoor Furniture in North America

Steelcase announces a new relationship with Extremis, a renowned Belgian furniture design group with a collection of products that focus on togetherness and celebrating life outdoors.

March 26, 2018

Steelcase Education Announces 4th Annual Active Learning Center Grant Recipients

Sixteen educational institutions including traditional 4-year colleges and universities, a technical and community college, middle and high schools, an independent girls’ boarding school and even a self-proclaimed “UnSchool” – where students drive education outcomes – will be receiving an active learning classroom through the fourth annual Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grant.

January 30, 2018

Steelcase Introduces SILQ: An Innovation in Seating Design

The company’s materials science breakthrough led to an all-new chair design that intuitively responds to human movement without the use of mechanisms.