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Steelcase Makes Office Design Trends Predictions

August 6, 2013 by admin

The Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute has published an article in which Steelcase answers the question, “What will the future of the office look like?” As usual, the office furniture leader has no problem being the industry oracle. They’ve been right on the money with many of their previous predictions (probably because they have a […]

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Another High Five for Steelcase at NeoCon 2013

June 14, 2013 by admin

NeoCon 2013 saw a repeat performance from Steelcase, as the office furniture manufacturer took home another five awards (the same number as last year). However, the company has stepped up its game, winning gold in no less than four categories – plus an innovation award. Steelcase designers have apparently been doing nothing but sitting around […]

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Why Can’t Your Workspace Design Be More Like a Third Space?

March 1, 2013 by admin

Steelcase’s new “Workspring” initiative has us drooling. It kind of makes us want to go work in a meeting room at the Marriott instead of in our own office. The office furniture design firm and the hotel chain have collaborated to bring the first of many Workspring suites to life in a flagship location just […]

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Where Is Your ‘Best Place’ in the Office?

February 23, 2013 by admin

It’s always interesting to hear what one executive has to say to others about upcoming office design trends. Steelcase president Jim Keane shares his thoughts in Issue #63 of 360 Research about “Why CEOS Are Paying Attention” to the “Next Office”. As you might imagine, Chief Executive Officers are always looking for ways to make […]

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Will Future Office Furniture Include Video Pods?

January 18, 2013 by admin

Steelcase is preparing for a future where virtual work and office work converge. Sure, we know that workers can technically e-commute and teleconference from anywhere. But, as it turns out, some locations are more conducive to video chatting than others. For example, you don’t want to be shouting at your computer screen in a crowded […]

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Steelcase’s Peers into Office Design Crystal Ball

September 7, 2012 by admin

What does the future hold for office design? Steelcase believes it has some of the answers. Considering that this is the largest manufacturer of office furniture in the world, they probably have some pretty good insight. After all, they’re betting the future of the company on it! Steelcase recently talked with the Commercial Investment Real […]

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Are You a Good Office Host?

August 15, 2012 by admin

In the most recent edition of Steelcase’s 360 online magazine, you’ll find an article that talks about how to create space for the individual in a work world that stresses, “There’s no I in TEAM.” With such a sharp focus on collaboration, some employers seem to forget that workers also need space for themselves. There […]

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Outdoor Office Furniture Ideas

July 21, 2012 by admin

With the increasing prevalence of mobile work, employees are learning to set up their own, impromptu workstations wherever they can. That may be at home, in the employee lounge, or at the proverbial coffee shop. Once workers get a taste of this freedom of movement, they may want to try out new spots around your […]

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Steelcase Nabs 5 NeoCon 2012 Accolades

July 14, 2012 by admin

It’s no surprise that the largest office furniture manufacturer in the world managed to win a heaping handful of awards at NeoCon 2012. Steelcase’s Free Stand from the Coalesse collection received the nod as the Best for Innovation, garnered the Editor’s Choice recognition, and grabbed a silver award to boot. This tiny table shows that […]

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Happy Birthday, Steelcase!

March 22, 2012 by admin

Steelcase, Inc. is celebrating a full century in the office furniture industry this month. The firm was started in March of 1912 under the name Metal Office Furniture, Co. The change to the shorter (and more memorable) Steelcase name came about in the 1950s. Surprisingly, this hugely successful company did not become a publicly traded […]

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Another Steelcase Office Chair Recalled

February 3, 2012 by admin

Last month, Steelcase recalled its Amia office chair as recommended by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The design of the control mechanism under the chair apparently leaves open the possibility that the pivot pins could fall out. If that happens, users could find themselves unceremoniously dumped on the ground. There are no reports of anyone […]

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Steelcase Gets Snubbed by CoreBrand

January 13, 2012 by admin

Sometimes, market predictions just make you scratch your head. That’s the case with survey results by a research firm called CoreBrand that were interpreted as meaning that Steelcase lacks a strong corporate branding image. This opinion was based on the idea that brand recognition and reputation usually contribute to a company’s market capitalization (the stock’s […]

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Steelcase’s Futuristic Workspace Design

November 18, 2011 by admin

An article has been making the rounds recently about Steelcase “designing for the future of work”. The company is using the coworking concept to bring the feel of entrepreneurial enterprise into corporate spaces. According to Greiner and Grazziano at Steelcase, all signs point to a future where work areas are less closed off and more […]

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