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

Steelcase Inc. 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 pre-K-12 education market designed to inspire better learning and improve outcomes for students.

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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.

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Steelcase to Distribute Extremis Outdoor Furniture in North America

New relationship gives customers easy access to Extremis furniture through the industry-leading dealer network of Steelcase.

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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. This year’s grant recipients represent a variety of institution types and learning models, and all are showing a commitment to innovation and improving student outcomes.

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Steelcase Introduces SILQ: An Innovation in Seating Design

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.

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Steelcase Recognized as Multinational Finalist in the Circulars

Today Steelcase announces the company has been named a finalist in The Circulars, the world’s premier circular economy award program. Open to individuals and organizations from the private and public sectors as well as civil society, the awards showcase advances that drive innovation and growth while reducing dependence on scarce natural resources.

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Steelcase Named One of The World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine

Fortune has recognized Steelcase as one of its 2018 “World’s Most Admired Companies” in the Home Equipment and Furnishings industry sector. Steelcase earned the third spot in the category, alongside Whirlpool, Stanley Black & Decker, Newell Brands and other notable companies.

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Steelcase Releases 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report

Steelcase celebrates its global sustainability performance with the release of its 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report. This year, the company made continued progress on its environmental 2020 goals, set a record for employee volunteerism and received recognition for its leadership and innovation in circular economy principles.

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Steelcase Creates New Spaces for Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Steelcase partnered with Gerald R. Ford International Airport to design new business centers and work-life lounges for travelers. These new spaces are part of a larger $45 million renovation project, known as the Gateway Transformation project, that the Grand Rapids airport has been implementing throughout the year.

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Steelcase Earns Perfect Score in Corporate Equality Index for Fourth Consecutive Year

Steelcase has again been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The recognition came after Steelcase earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI). Steelcase joins the ranks of 609 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks on the 2018 report.

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Steelcase Opens New Center in Munich Designed to Propel Global Growth

Steelcase today announced the opening of its newest Learning + Innovation Center (LINC), capping a multi-year effort to bring together employees and propel global growth.

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Steelcase Shapes the Smart + Connected Workplace with Microsoft Azure

Steelcase introduces Workplace Advisor and Personal Assistant, built on the Microsoft Azure IoT platform, helping organizations harness big data to create better workplaces for people.

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Featured Insights

Creative Spaces

How Microsoft + Steelcase Drive Creativity at Work

Creativity is the fuel for innovation making it an essential ingredient for business growth. Listen as 360 editor Chris Congdon talks to Ralf Groene, general manager for Device Design for Microsoft, and James Ludwig, vice president of Global Design at Steelcase about the collaboration between the two organizations.

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Biophilia Promotes Renewal at Work

You don’t always have to go outdoors to experience nature’s benefits. By incorporating four key ways humans interact with nature, biophilic design can mimic its effects and greatly enhance our wellbeing.

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Tim Brown: Leading Creative Organizations

IDEO’s Tim Brown talks about the three roles leaders have in creatively-competitive organizations and how to assess the creativity of a company.

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Q&A + Podcast: Tim Brown

The New Office

There’s no question about it. Employees around the world are rejecting standard, bland offices and demanding something fundamentally different. This anticorporate backlash is loud and clear. But the solution isn’t as clear.

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Featured Products

Steelcase Series 1

Steelcase Series 1

Steelcase Series 1 delivers ergonomics, quality and comfort that is unprecedented in this class of seating.

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Umami Lounge System

Umami Lounge System

Umami seating, tables and screens offer an endless variety of configurations, sizes and material options. Its flexible, modular design can be used to create spaces unique to organizations and the people who work there

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Surround

Surround Collection

Surround supports the family experience in the patient room, offering a place to spend time with patients, rest and relax, be productive, host other guests, and communicate with clinician

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Verb Active Media Table

Verb Active Media Table

With media support integrated into its structure, the Verb Active Media Table encourages collaboration, minimizes sightline obstructions, and provides quick transitions between learning modes.

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EMU Lyze Seating

Modern mesh. The EMU Lyze Series from Coalesse revisits an iconic wire construction to create outdoor seating that is technical and timeless.

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Bassline

Bassline Tables

Designed to showcase your own custom top or one of our beautiful standard tops, Bassline tables let you turn up the volume on design by layering in rich textures, luxurious color and reclaimed artifacts.

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