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What’s New at NeoCon 2019

Steelcase is giving teams, individuals and designers more choice and more control than ever before.

This year, Steelcase is bringing new solutions to NeoCon that empower teams, like the Steelcase Flex Collection, announcing new alliances with Moooi and Moooi Carpets and launching Steelcase Marketplace, a new way for designers to create inspiring spaces with ease. Steelcase is celebrating its family of brands and partners—all working together to give teams, individuals and designers more choice and more control than ever before.

Designers will have access to 50+ inspiring brands in a new online tool that saves them time and makes it easy to discover, create and collaborate on projects. And new flexible product solutions empower teams to adapt their spaces on demand to support fast-paced, iterative cycles of development.

“Companies today want to innovate and grow, and one of the best ways to do this is to create spaces for agile teams to come together to be creative,” says Jim Keane, Steelcase president and CEO.


Dive into the details of all the new products being highlighted this summer.



New innovations give teams the control they need to create dynamic neighborhoods. At NeoCon, Steelcase unveiled its vision for the future of power in the workplace: Steelcase Flex Mobile Power, a new system that can bring power anywhere teams want to work. Sleek, portable and powerful, each Steelcase Flex Mobile Power unit can charge up to three devices for a full day. It’s easy to carry anywhere, and the design was inspired by handcrafted tableware, so it fits in workplaces that are upscale or casual.     

Steelcase Flex Mobile Power is a collaboration between Steelcase and Anker, the global charging experts for smart devices.

“Whether it’s a lunch meeting in the break room or a creative session on the company couch, battery-powered devices like laptops and tablets have given us the freedom to move away from our desks and work where we feel most inspired. But at some point, those devices will need to be charged, and then you’re back to your desk,” says Steven Yang, CEO of Anker Innovations. “This is why we are excited to announce our partnership with Steelcase and bring Anker charging technology to the new Steelcase Flex Mobile Power. Now teams will be able to free themselves from the constant desk-to-meeting room cycle, and work anywhere they want.”

Steelcase Flex Mobile Power

At NeoCon 2019, Steelcase and Anker announced they were joining forces to bring mobile power to the workplace.

Steelcase Flex Mobile Power

Steelcase Flex Mobile Power’s easy-to-use charging tray charges five units overnight. The proprietary charging pad created by Steelcase and Anker sits on any flat surface and can be integrated into the Steelcase Flex Collection Cart to go anywhere teams need it.

Steelcase Flex Mobile Power

Steelcase Flex Mobile Power is able to deliver power to three devices for a full day, directing power to the devices with the lowest charge.

Steelcase designers were inspired by agile and creative teams who needed to move from activity-to-activity throughout the day. Now, new solutions like the Steelcase Flex Collection allow teams to adapt their space without disrupting the flow of their work.

“We’re demonstrating the range of choices for individuals and teams, showing the user how flexible and agile space can be,” says Cherie Johnson, Steelcase global design director. “We’re rethinking the workplace to empower people and teams to keep up with the constant ebb and flow they experience at work.”

Empowering Teams

Steelcase Flex Collection gives teams the tools they need to surround themselves with their information and ideas. Markerboards and board carts in addition to Steelcase Roam designed for the Microsoft Surface Hub 2S let teams easily move their displays from one spot to the next without disrupting flow. Steelcase Roam Mobile Stand encourages active participation in meetings and lets collaboration happen anywhere, anytime, any way.

Empowering Teams

Steelcase Flex Collection creates dynamic neighborhoods designed to let teams and individuals adapt their space in minutes. Steelcase Flex Acoustic Boundary and screens that pair with the height-adjustable desks let people personalize their space and their levels of privacy.

Empowering Teams

Verlay is a collection of wood tables designed with a contemporary feel and modern aesthetic that support teams in any space—from large conference rooms to private offices and every touchdown space in between. Moooi Carpets is the most recently announced Steelcase partner. Moooi is an innovative and provocative Dutch designer offering lighting as well as carpets, furniture and accessories.

Empowering Teams

Now, a part of the Steelcase family of brands, the Orangebox Air³ pods create spaces for individuals and groups seeking to focus or collaborate. These industry-leading pods are easily reconfigurable and can be installed in less than one day.

Empowering Teams

In addition to pods, Steelcase is showcasing many other Smartworking solutions from Orangebox for the open plan, including Away from the Desk. Away from the Desk is a dynamic and extensive upholstery system answering the need for more diverse configurations for both personal work and teamwork. It’s high back design provides acoustic and visual privacy, helping to transform office environments.

New Partners

Gone are the days when designers had to search and specify 50 or 100 companies to complete their vision. Steelcase is once again introducing new partners to add to an already broad portfolio. The newest brands offer unique, one-of-a-kind designs that can complete a space (architects and designers can explore Steelcase Marketplace starting today).

At NeoCon, Steelcase announced a new relationship with Moooi and Moooi Carpets. The Dutch company founded in 2001 offers a unique and iconic mix of lighting, furniture and accessories. Decorated with an inspiring variety of patterns and colors, Moooi embraces any kind of space with fresh, innovative designs.

Moooi along with dozens of unique artisans add to an already robust group of partners including Blu Dot, Bolia, Extremis, FLOS, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, SnapCab, Viccarbe and West Elm. This year, West Elm and Steelcase are showing new additions to the West Elm Work Collection which launched in the fall of 2018. The new creations are designed by West Elm and brought to life by Steelcase.

New from Our Partners

Steelcase is collaborating with over 50 unique and leading brands that help add character and culture to any space. Designers can save time, collaborate effortlessly and place orders with a click all in one place—start by exploring Steelcase Marketplace now. (Seen here: Holey Cube from Urban Tree, Drop Cocktail Table and Slab Top Table from Skram, Savannah Hayes pillow and throw, Stephen Kenn sofa, and Uhuru DK Chair)

New from Our Partners

Moooi and Moooi Carpets are the newest additions to the Steelcase portfolio. Named after the Dutch word for beautiful, the third ‘o’ stands for extra value in terms of beauty and uniqueness. It’s collection of lighting, furniture and accessories possess the character of antiques combined with the freshness of modern times.

New from Our Partners

Steelcase and West Elm announced the debut of new product additions to the West Elm Work Collection at NeoCon 2019. West Elm Work Greenpoint, a marriage of West Elm design and Steelcase performance, provides a contemporary take on the private office with a distinct visual language and fresh materiality options. The West Elm Work Sterling chair is crafted and designed for the workplace. It’s sculptural silhouette and retro-inspired base pay homage to mid-century design.

New from Our Partners

West Elm Work Greenpoint benching and storage solutions are available in addition to the private office setting allowing for seamless cohesion between the private office and open plan. The SILQ chairs feature silver lilac, one of five new finishes enhancing the Lux Coatings Collection. Colors range from an industrial cast iron to this soft silver lilac and speak to the intersection of natural and synthetic. They will be available in August.

New from Our Partners

West Elm Work Belle’s soft curves and plush details create a respite from the rectilinear geometry of open plan desking, providing a soft and inventing space for alternative working. The sectional is completely modular and able to adapt to any space, supporting solo work and small collaborative clusters.

New from Our Partners

East meets West in the design of our modular West Elm Work Boardwalk system. Pillow-like cushions inspired by Japanese zaisu sit on a simple platform with natural wood detailing, providing a contemporary minimalism for the modern office. West Elm Work Boardwalk offers a respite within an office landscape and provides modular seating, table surfaces and power access tailored to your space.

New from Our Partners

A contemporary take on mid-century seating, West Elm Work Brighton’s chairs, table surfaces and sofas work together to form infinite configurations.

New from Our Partners

Steelcase now offers an exclusive curated collection from Danish design company Bolia in the Americas and Europe. The collection, which is featured at NeoCon, delivers new Scandinavian design and creates warm, bold, luxurious environments. Steelcase Flex Mobile Power gives people the freedom to work anywhere. It’s charging tray can be integrated into the Steelcase Flex Cart. (Seen here: C3 and Philippa chairs, Cosima Lounge and Grab Pouf)

All the Ways You Work

In order to best support teams, it’s crucial to nurture the individual. People need places to focus, collaborate, socialize and rejuvenate. There’s no one solution that serves every need. Instead, Steelcase and its family of brands are sharing a variety of spaces that give people choice and control over where they get their work done. This collection of spaces and solutions comfort and inspire without compromising performance.

All the Ways You Work

V.I.A. has always allowed for the creation of spaces that help users thrive in the “now” while designing to support future technology we know is coming. V.I.A. provides privacy for individuals and teams to focus and stay engaged, defining both space and the role vertical real estate plays in the workplace. With the introduction of a butt-glazing solution option for V.IA., it’s existing strengths are expanded and leveraged while providing a broader range of aesthetic choices and pricing flexibility. (Also seen here: Verlay table, QiVi chairs and Orangebox Border bench (left) and Cubb stools (right))

All the Ways You Work

New this year from the Coalesse Design Group and Michael Young, the MoreThanFive Table will be unveiled at NeoCon. It’s a natural extension of their collaboration with our LessThanFive Chair. Both are a celebration of modern craft in materiality and form. The new cast iron MoreThanFive Table is designed to uniquely complement the carbon fiber LessThanFive Chair, or any other social or collaborative setting.

All the Ways You Work

Marien152 is a new global seating collection designed in collaboration with the Coalesse Design Group and globally renowned designer, Arik Levy. Soft yet supportive, Marien152 is inspired by the home and engineered for the workplace. The versatile seating collection blends casual elegance and unexpected support with a residentially-inspired back cushion that adds comfort and stability.

All the Ways You Work

Mackinac was created with beauty and function in mind. It’s designed with a height-adjustable cantilevered worksurface for easy collaboration and a wide array of materiality for personal expression. Mackinac is shown in washed walnut, a new addition to our natural veneers.

All the Ways You Work

At NeoCon, Designtex dedicated its showroom to a comprehensive Bauhaus Project. It pays tribute to the women weavers of the Bauhaus, the short-lived but influential German design school celebrating its centennial this year. The Bauhaus Project comprises eight upholstery textiles and eight digitally printed wallcovering designs by Gunta Stölzl and Anni Albers, two of the most talented and significant textile designers of Bauhaus schooling. The patterns will formally launch in the fall of 2019.

All the Ways You Work

The Bivi Team Table and Bivi Team Theater from Turnstone are ready-made settings that enable instant workflow. Bivi Team Bundles simplify the specification process for designers even further. The best-selling applications are now available in just three easy steps (get started).

Steelcase Health

Steelcase Health is celebrating insights, ideas and solutions to help organizations leverage the built environment to achieve their own “quadruple aim” goals through healthcare spaces that are inviting and comforting, while also being clinically relevant. The Quadruple Aim approach focuses on enhancing patient and family experiences, improving the clinician experience, reducing costs and achieving better population health outcomes. The Steelcase Health showroom highlights a range of spaces that support the patient, family, clinician, and staff. It showcases how flexibility in healthcare environments can help organizations plan for an ever-changing future including how the exam experience is evolving through Virtual Care.

Stand-alone virtual care pods allow clinicians to conduct synchronous video visits with patients and provide remote consultation services. The pods allow clinicians to minimize distractions, standardize on-screen appearance, and focus on providing a great experience for the patient.

Steelcase Education

Leaders in education and business are seeking ways to foster continuous learning across their school, campus, or organization by creating multi-purpose, personalized environments where collaboration and learning can happen anywhere.

This year, Steelcase Education is inviting visitors to experience a range of spaces and solutions that showcase how active learning can be personalized and scaled throughout a campus. The show includes hands-on demonstrations of the new Verb Flip-Top Table which features a unique flipping mechanism and nesting capabilities.

Designed for today’s learning spaces, the new Verb Flip-Top Table offers a sturdy, safe and simple-to-rearrange group table option. It’s ideal for multipurpose, active learning spaces. It will be available fall 2019 in North America.

To further explore the new products and settings unveiled today by Steelcase, it’s family of brands and partners, visit What’s New Summer 2019.

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