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 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.

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 $2.6 billion (FY21)
Brands Steelcase, Steelcase Health, Steelcase Learning

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Recent News

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June 17, 2021

Steelcase Recognized as One of America’s 50 Most Community-Minded Companies

Today, Steelcase has been named a 2021 honoree of The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light.
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April 19, 2021

Jim Keane, President and CEO of Steelcase Inc., Announces Retirement

Sara Armbruster to Become President and Chief Executive Officer, Effective October 4, 2021 GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan; April 19, 2021 –
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February 2, 2021

Steelcase Named One of the World’s Most Admired Companies

For the 15th time, the company earned a place on Fortune Magazine’s prestigious list for its innovative spirit and commitment to social responsibility, among other respected attributes.
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January 29, 2021

Steelcase Earns Top Designation as “Best Place to Work” for LGBTQ Equality

Company receives a perfect score of 100 on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index.
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January 7, 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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June 20, 2019

Orangebox Wins Two Mixology 2019 Awards in London

Orangebox, the newest member of the Steelcase family of brands, recently won two prestigious Mixology 2019 awards from leading UK interior design magazine Mix Interiors, at an event in London attended by over 1,100 members of the A&D community.
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March 20, 2019

Steelcase Announces Ology™ with Active Touch and Steelcase® Rise App

Every height-adjustable desk moves. This one reminds you to actually do it.   Munich, March 2019 – Steelcase presents a
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October 26, 2018

Inspired by Music. Steelcase is showing new multipurpose Chair Cavatina at Orgatec

New line of chairs by Steelcase and Odo Fioravanti blends seamlessly in the modern workplace.
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October 11, 2018

Steelcase to distribute Officebricks in Europe, Middle East and Africa

New relationship delivers modular, high quality acoustical solutions with extreme speed and simplicity of installation
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September 20, 2018

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

Acquisition builds momentum as the company continues to expand its solutions to support the new ways teams are working.
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August 2, 2018

‘Switching off’ over the Summer Holiday Period

Despite there being a lot of commentary on the importance of switching off whilst on holiday, Steelcase has found that, in order to truly secure a productive and mentally sound workforce all year-round, being able to take regular intervals away from the tasks of the day-to-day office routine, is crucial.

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