What very important question comes up again and again in the Steelcase boardroom? Steelcase CEO Jim Keane has the answer. He also shares the story behind Steelcase’s ongoing commitment to sustainability including reduced water and energy use and investments in the infrastructure needed to generate clean energy.
Steelcase CEO Jim Keane discusses how Steelcase is using technology to improve productivity and pave new career paths for people. He took part in the Revolutionizing Manufacturing panel at the Business Roundtable CEO Innovation Summit in December 2018.
With their staff nearly doubling in less than five years, One Workplace’s Santa Clara showroom and work environment was starting to feel cramped. Faced with a renovation that could cost over $1 million, they enlisted Steelcase’s Workplace Advisor to help them make a data-driven decision about how they could best use their space. Some of the results are surprising.
Forests take hundreds of years to grow. Flax takes 100 days. Lingrove CEO Joe Luttwak joined SILQ Talks to share his breakthrough in material science. Lingrove is a materials and design firm focused on plant based fibers and resins — creating a material that looks like wood, but is stronger, lighter and more moldable. SILQ Talks celebrate boundary-pushing ideas inspired by the innovative material, shape and construction of the SILQ chair. Watch past episodes.
Steelcase created its newest Learning + Innovation Center (LINC) in Munich to fundamentally change how teams in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) work. By bringing previously dispersed teams under one roof, the space was designed to accelerate innovation, foster continuous learning and propel growth. Today, one year since it opened, the LINC is transforming how teams work, encouraging experimentation, and helping to attract talent. (Want to learn more? Read the case study.)
SILQ Talks celebrate and share innovative ideas in the field of material science. Inspired by the innovative material, shape and construction of the SILQ chair, experts share boundary-pushing ideas. FluidSolids’ Beat Karrer tells us how his Zurich-based company takes waste and turns it into something that looks like plastic, but is recyclable and compostable. Watch more in SILQ Talks.
SILQ Talks is a new platform to help celebrate and spread innovative ideas in the field of material science. Inspired by the innovative material, shape and construction of the SILQ chair, experts share their boundary-pushing ideas. Skylar Tibbits, founder and co-director, MIT Self-Assembly Lab, explains how he’s programming simple materials to be highly active and dynamic to change the way we create, design and make things. Explore more on SILQ Talks.
Join Interior Design Editor & Chief Cindy Allen for a tour of the new Steelcase showroom unveiled at NeoCon. James Ludwig, Steelcase vice president of Global Design & Engineering, and Allan Smith, vice president of Global Marketing, show off brand new explorations for SILQ, an innovation in office seating, and the “practically magical” Mackinac which re-envisions the work environment.
It’s time to create new ideas, be agile and make things happen faster than ever. In order for organizations to grow, people and teams must work in new ways. Steelcase president and CEO Jim Keane shares new, innovative products, new partners and new technologies that are helping Steelcase rethink the office and create places where ideas flourish and people thrive.
Dr. Julie Marshall, Saluda Trail Middle School teacher in Rock Hill, South Carolina, shares her inspiring story of how active learning teaching methods and a double organ transplant empowered her students in surprising ways. She was one of the first recipients of the Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grant which came at a serendipitous time. Dr. Marshall’s health challenges became a catalyst for learning and the new classroom helped improve student outcomes. Read more in Classroom Redesign Improves Reading.
The newest Learning and Innovation Center in Munich was designed to help people build networks with one another, facilitate learning and accelerate innovation. Members of the Steelcase Design Studio and design and architectural partners from Munich and Paris share how they worked together to create a space to support the new ways people work today. Read more in the Case Study.
“The idea was the easiest part. It seems so natural, replace all this machinery with something simple.” Watch James Ludwig share the design story behind the innovation, artistry and performance of SILQ — an innovation in office seating. Interested in SILQ news and product updates?