CHICAGO – June 14, 2010 – Steelcase Inc. (NYSE:SCS), a global office environments manufacturer, today announced that the Steelcase family of companies won five Best of NeoCon Awards, including a Gold, two Silver and two Innovation Awards. Products recognized with a Best of NeoCon award include selections from Workplace Technologies, Furniture Systems, Education Solutions, Files & Storage and Occasional Table categories, all of which are on display at NeoCon 2010, the World’s Trade Fair for Interior Design and Facilities Management.
Sponsored by Contract magazine, the Best of NeoCon awards recognize the top new products introduced at the show. Steelcase won a Gold award for RoomWizard, the first web-based scheduling system, in the Workplace Technologies category. The product was redesigned for a more mobile and connected workplace, with features that help schedule and manage meeting spaces to make better use of precious real estate and time.
The first of two Silver awards went to FlexFrame™ workwall in the Files & Storage category. FlexFrame workwall is a wall-mounted, frame-based system that can be used in any space plan. The product “activates” vertical spaces for high-performance, tailored applications of storage, information display and technology integration.
Topo by Coalesse, Steelcase’s premium life/work furnishings division, won the second Silver award for Steelcase in the Furniture Systems: Enhancements category. With a new series of freestanding components, the award-winning Topo collection is uniquely clean-lined and easy to install while providing designers with a fresh palette of space-conserving options.
In addition, node™ won an Innovation Award in the Education Solutions category. Built for many modes of learning, the node classroom chair is designed for easy transitions between lectures and group work. The chair offers active learning environments for co-learning, co-creation and group discussion to cater to the modern classroom.
Rounding out the list of winners for Steelcase, SW_1 by Coalesse won an Innovation Award in the Tables: Occasional category. SW_1 is a collection of collaborative height and traditional occasional tables that support the social and collaborative activities that frequently occur during the knowledge creation process.
The Best of NeoCon 2010 awards were selected from 332 entries in 39 different product categories.
About Steelcase Inc.
Steelcase Inc. helps create great experiences — wherever work happens. Our brands offer a comprehensive portfolio of workplace furnishings, products and services, inspired by nearly 100 years of insight gained serving the world’s leading organizations. We are globally accessible through a network of channels, including over 650 dealers. We design for social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Steelcase is a global, publicly traded company leading our industry with fiscal 2010 revenue of approximately $2.3 billion.