Steelcase Reveals Enhanced Wood Line at NeoCon 2010

FlexFrameTM workwall and Elective Elements® 6 deliver performance and design to the modern workplace

CHICAGO – June 14, 2010 – Steelcase Inc. (NYSE:SCS), a global office environments manufacturer, today revealed new solutions for its popular, contemporary wood line Elective Elements® 6 along with a new product: FlexFrame™ workwall – at NeoCon 2010, the World’s Trade Fair for Interior Design and Facilities Management. The additional features and new product lend flexibility for private office and open-office planning.

“Today’s workplace is a collaborative, high tech, high-performance environment, which requires modern features to make the workplace smarter and to improve workflow,” said Jim Keane, president, Steelcase Group. “We are adding elements, namely technology to ensure that our customers can access workplace solutions that are both elegant and practical.”

FlexFrame Workwall
FlexFrame workwall represents an exceptional combination of functionality and refined design. A direct result of primary legal industry research, FlexFrame workwall is built from insights reflecting workplace trends such as, increased collaboration, the proliferation of technology and networked work processes. All these trends require that vertical and horizontal spaces in the office are maximized, creating a need for smart systems.

Used alone or integrated with other products, FlexFrame workwalls are configurable to create a range of applications from high-tech media spaces to high-density storage walls and everywhere in between, making any private office, collaborative space, or project room work harder. FlexFrame workwalls activate vertical space for storage, display, and technology integration.

FlexFrame workwalls blend with a range of Steelcase products to create spaces which invite collaboration, seamlessly integrate media:scape® and other technologies, and improve workflow through smart storage.

Designed by Jorge Pensi in collaboration with Steelcase Design Studio, FlexFrame workwall is pending Cradle to CradleCM, BIFMA level™ and SCS Indoor Advantage™ certification.
FlexFrame workwall will be available for first order entry in November, 2010.

Elective Elements 6
Elective Elements 6 is a freestanding office system that satisfies a wide range of aesthetic and functional needs with research-based, performance solutions for both private office and open plan. New solutions for Elective Elements 6 address changing collaboration and technology demands of today’s organizations while offering smart real estate compression and privacy options.

New high performance components include 1.5 high storage units with an integral channel for power and data distribution, eliminating the need for panels and creating fully-wired open plan workstations. The addition of technology zones provides ample access to power and data. The newly added patented slip-fit feature supports variable real estate conditions by allowing for perfect placement of components.

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.

Sara Whitman