Steelcase Products Lead Contract Magazine’s Subscriber Survey Results

Steelcase Achieves First Place Ranking in Five Product Categories

January 14, 2008 – Grand Rapids, MI – Steelcase Inc. (NYSE:SCS), a global office environments manufacturer, announced today that it was awarded the top ranking in five categories by Contract Magazine’s 2007 Source Guide.

The survey was comprised of 1,000 randomly selected architects, designers and facility managers who were asked to name the top three manufacturers they considered when purchasing or recommending products in various product categories.

Steelcase surpassed other companies in its industry with five first place rankings in the categories of casegoods, desks and credenzas, filing and storage, stacking seating and training tables.  Steelcase companies also ranked among the top three manufacturers in the computer support furniture, conference tables, education solutions, ergonomic seating, fabric/textiles, furniture systems, healthcare textiles, moveable walls, occasional seating, occasional tables, office accessories, and wall treatments and wallcoverings.

“Steelcase is honored to be preferred by the architectural, interior design and facility management industries in so many product categories for another year,” said Jim Keane, president of Steelcase North America.  “We have found that people love products that were designed from the start with the users in mind, and we see opportunities to do that in every product category.”

Contract Magazine is a monthly magazine published for interior designers, architects, and furniture dealers. Contract comprehensively examines how the strategic goals of commercial clients can be supported and advanced through design, as well as how trends in the various industries covered continue to shape and influence the current and future practice of commercial interior design.


About Steelcase Inc.

Steelcase, the global leader in the office furniture industry, helps people have a better work experience by providing products, services and insights into the ways people work. The company designs and manufactures architecture, furniture and technology products. Founded in 1912 and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Steelcase (NYSE:SCS) serves customers through a network of over 600 independent dealers and approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2007 revenue was $3.1 billion.


Jeanine Holquist