Active Learning Center Grant Launches Fifth Cycle

The Active Learning Center Grant from Steelcase Education is launching its fifth cycle to identify educators at the leading edge of active learning pedagogies.

Sensor Data Aids in $1 Million Redesign Decision

With their staff nearly doubling in less than five years, One Workplace’s Santa Clara showroom and work environment was starting to feel cramped. Faced with a renovation that could cost over $1 million, they enlisted Steelcase’s Workplace Advisor to help them make a data-driven decision about how they could best use their space. Some of the results are surprising.

SILQ Talks: Wood without Trees

Forests take hundreds of years to grow. Flax takes 100 days. Lingrove CEO Joe Luttwak joined SILQ Talks to share his breakthrough in material science. Lingrove is a materials and design firm focused on plant based fibers and resins — creating a material that looks like wood, but is stronger, lighter and more moldable. SILQ Talks celebrate boundary-pushing ideas inspired by the innovative material, shape and construction of the SILQ chair. Watch past episodes.

SILQ Talks: Turning Trash Into Value

SILQ Talks celebrate and share innovative ideas in the field of material science. Inspired by the innovative material, shape and construction of the SILQ chair, experts share boundary-pushing ideas. FluidSolids’ Beat Karrer tells us how his Zurich-based company takes waste and turns it into something that looks like plastic, but is recyclable and compostable. Watch more in SILQ Talks.

SILQ Talks: Can We Create Smart Materials?

SILQ Talks is a new platform to help celebrate and spread innovative ideas in the field of material science. Inspired by the innovative material, shape and construction of the SILQ chair, experts share their boundary-pushing ideas. Skylar Tibbits, founder and co-director, MIT Self-Assembly Lab, explains how he’s programming simple materials to be highly active and dynamic to change the way we create, design and make things. Explore more on SILQ Talks.

Interior Design Captures New Day at NeoCon

Join Interior Design Editor in Chief Cindy Allen for a tour of the new Steelcase showroom unveiled at NeoCon. James Ludwig, Steelcase vice president of Global Design & Engineering, and Allan Smith, vice president of Global Marketing, show off brand new explorations for SILQ, an innovation in office seating, and the “practically magical” Mackinac which re-envisions the work environment.

Two Roads. One Educator. A Shared Journey.

Dr. Julie Marshall, Saluda Trail Middle School teacher in Rock Hill, South Carolina, shares her inspiring story of how active learning teaching methods and a double organ transplant empowered her students in surprising ways. She was one of the first recipients of the Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grant which came at a serendipitous time. Dr. Marshall’s health challenges became a catalyst for learning and the new classroom helped improve student outcomes. Read more in Classroom Redesign Improves Reading.

Steelcase Health: Spaces for Changing Healthcare Needs

At NeoCon 2018, Steelcase Health unveiled a newly renovated space that showed how health environments can feel welcoming and approachable without compromising performance. Pam Krill from Steelcase Health spoke to Katie Pace about how healthcare spaces can be flexible, provide greater choice and meaningfully integrate technology to meet the constantly changing needs of customers. Learn more about Embold and Convey.

Design Story: Munich Learning + Innovation Center

The newest Learning and Innovation Center in Munich was designed to help people build networks with one another, facilitate learning and accelerate innovation. Members of the Steelcase Design Studio and design and architectural partners from Munich and Paris share how they worked together to create a space to support the new ways people work today. Read more in the Case Study.

Tour the New Steelcase WorkCafé

The new Steelcase WorkCafé brings together Steelcase, Coalesse, Turnstone and our partners to offer customers easy access to more choices. Brian Shapland, general manager of Steelcase partnerships, walks us through the new spaces which offer an array of aesthetics, richness of design offerings, mix of materiality and the ability to dial up or down performance based on what people want. Find out more about Our Partners.

Tour a Smart + Connected Workplace

Discover how innovative applications and new technology solutions are working together in the new Steelcase Chicago WorkLife to create spaces where individuals and teams can be more productive. Learn more about Smart + Connected Workplace.

Move Better. Think Better. Feel Better.

Work keeps getting more and more complex. Mackinac (pronounced MAK-uh-naw) re-envisions the office by supporting the range of activities leaders and their teams do throughout the day—all in a compact footprint. Chris Congdon, director of global research communications at Steelcase, and Rick Yeates, general manager of wood and worktools, demonstrate how Mackinac helps people navigate the complexity of work. Learn more about Mackinac.