New Work Needs New Walls

New Work Needs New Walls

Insights from Steelcase research led to the development of Everwall — a new architectural wall system designed to quickly and easily transform interior spaces.

The Future Is Flexible

The Future Is Flexible

As people return to offices it’s clear they will expect the same flexibility and autonomy they enjoyed while working from home.

The Hybrid Privacy Crisis

The Hybrid Privacy Crisis

Even before the pandemic, people complained the open plan office was noisy and distracting and it wasn’t uncommon to hear

Tents at Work?

Tents at Work?

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. Pineapple and pizza. Polka dots and stripes. Every now and again, two seemingly divergent ideas

Chicago’s The John Buck Company Adapts New HQ Amid Pandemic

Chicago’s The John Buck Company Adapts New HQ Amid Pandemic

A Chicago commercial and residential real estate services firm, The John Buck Company, managed to stay flexible while retaining the vibe they love in their new space.

Finding Focus

Finding Focus

Turns out, finding the privacy you need at work doesn’t necessarily require closing a door. A new Steelcase study proves that when an open plan office is designed with pockets of visual privacy, it really is possible to focus and get things done. But don’t close your eyes to this additional finding: When it’s time to get creative, being in an open space with open views can help.

Work Untethered

Work Untethered

Flexibility, mobility, choice and comfort are expectations of today’s workforce. Informal, casual meeting nooks, cafés, lounges and outdoor spaces continue to dislodge traditional work environments such as benches and workstations, as more and more employers recognize that inspiring work environments attract top performers and fuel creativity and innovation.

Escaping the Noise

Escaping the Noise

How can people easily find a little peace and quiet during the workday? Explore three ideas for any floorplan.

Award-Winning Orangebox Designs for Smartworking

Award-Winning Orangebox Designs for Smartworking

Orangebox, the newest member of the Steelcase family of brands, showed its products for the first time at NeoCon. Mino Vernaschi, Orangebox co-founder and managing director, and Adrian Welch, global account manager, describe how they design for Smartworking—to help people work productively away from the desk. The Mixology Awards recently named Orangebox Manufacturer of the Year and recognized Vernaschi with the Henry Pugh Outstanding Contribution Award.