Because we believe in the power of place in shaping human behavior, we design new places and update existing ones in order to represent — and transform — how we work and how we create things. Steelcase also believes innovation is the key to future competitiveness, and so we are in the process of creating the Munich Learning + Innovation Center that will reinforce our desire to be a global, insight-driven company.
This place will not only foster our company’s innovation, it will be a place to host customers, architects, designers and others who come to collaborate around innovation, or who wish to explore some of the emerging ideas around how space might be used.
The center will also host learning opportunities for our employees, as Steelcase continues to heavily invest in the ongoing development of its people.
Who we are
For more than 100 years, Steelcase has been the world’s leading office furniture company, and we aspire to be even more. Our purpose is to unlock human promise by helping organizations to create great experiences in the places where their work happens. By studying how people work and by bringing human insights to the places where they work, we help organizations to achieve a higher level of performance.
What we do
The center will be designed to providing inspiration at every step of the innovation process, from designing and developing an idea, to prototyping and refining a concept.
We’re looking for people who will help us recognize and apply insights about the world of work to our products and applications. Our Learning + Innovation Center in Munich will provide inspiration at every step of the innovation process, from designing and developing an idea, to prototyping and refining a concept.
Watch the videos to see examples and results of our design thinking approach, narrated by residents and executives who will be working alongside you.
Designing a desk for wellbeing. Learn more about the research, planning and incredible benefits of the Ology height adjustable desk.
Oscar Lopez – Steelcase Product Development
Wellbeing, a bottom line issue
Research shows people spend 36% of their lives at work. So it’s important to look after their wellbeing. This video explains how innovative office furniture design can improve worker wellbeing, motivation and productivity.
Beatriz Arantes – Senior Researcher
Gesture is the first chair designed to support our interactions with today’s technologies. It was inspired by the movement of the human body and created for the way we work today.
James Ludwig, Vice President Global Design + Engineering
B-Free furniture forms neighborhoods within the workplace. Seating, tables and screens create spaces where people easily connect, concentrate and collaborate, and the collision of ideas becomes a natural part of the work day.
John Small, Director of Industrial Design EMEA
Why work here
You will experience an environment that values personal responsibility. We want you to feel empowered to take ownership for the way you achieve results and to feel a sense of meaning and accomplishment when you succeed.
You will help us make a difference in the world of work. Steelcase is the world’s leading office furniture company but we aim higher: We aspire to unlock human promise – for our customers and for ourselves.
We expect you will help us maintain a 100-year legacy of doing things right, doing things well and doing things together. This includes sharing in our commitments to sustainability, wellbeing and inclusion.