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.
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.
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
New line of chairs by Steelcase and Odo Fioravanti blends seamlessly in the modern workplace.
New relationship delivers modular, high quality acoustical solutions with extreme speed and simplicity of installation
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.
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.
London, UK: 3 June 2018, Steelcase, when developing its latest modular office desking system Bivi, researched start-up businesses to see
Steelcase introduces Bivi, a new, configurable desking system – now available in EMEA – featuring a unique design that can bring the startup culture into any workplace. More than just a desk, the innovative desking solution supports change within organisations.
Share It Collection is now available in EMEA. The diverse collection of desks and storage elements can be combined in a variety of ways to create smart work environments for the way people work today.
Steelcase will provide the architecture and design community with an exclusive opportunity to experience their latest innovations by opening its showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week in London (22 – 24 May).
Today Steelcase revealed SILQ™, a chair that transforms seating design. Through an innovation in materials science and a patent-pending process, Steelcase designers and engineers created a new high-performance polymer material that emulates the qualities of carbon fiber at a mass market price.
Business leaders should use 2018 as a year to implement policies and practices to ensure a greater sense of wellbeing among their employees. Steelcase’s Global Workplace Report found only 9 percent of disengaged workers thought their organisation cared about their wellbeing.
2018 is here and with a new year, a new ‘colour of the year’ arrives – be that from Pantone, who have selected a bright ‘Ultra Violet’ or the increasingly influential Dulux, who opted for a dusky pink.
Seven things Serena Borghero, Director of EMEA Research Communications at Steelcase, thinks should be on every business’ wish-list this year to help you grow, learn and become more creative in the New Year.