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Steelcase (collection)

Steelcase is a global leader in innovative design, marketing and manufacturing of office furniture, complementary products and services.



BY jesse

November 21st, 2008


Since their establishment in Michigan in 1912, the company has been focused on unlocking the potential of users within their work environment, by studying how people work, to fully understand the everchanging needs of individuals, teams and organisations around the world. This knowledge is then combined with the Steelcase portfolio of products, services and technology to create inspiring and user centred workplaces. Steelcase is renowned for its research and development process, since the company’s first patent in 1914 for a metal wastebasket to the development of environmentally sensitive products like the Think Chair. Steelcase today, is an international company with manufacturing facilities in over 30 countries and 800 distribution networks worldwide.

Product Range
System, task and loose furniture.

Major Brands
Steelcase.

Application
Commercial, hospitality and residential.

Sustainability
Steelcase made a promise 100 years ago, that they would act as stewards of the environment. They believe that every action that safeguards and restores the environment is significant, no matter how small. Steelcase designs sustainable products to minimise their environmental impact, by measuring and analysing every stage of their life cycle from materials selection to end of use strategies. (LCA and EPD documents) The Steelcase environmental vision is to excel in every environmental dimension to protect, replenish, and restore the communities in which we live and serve.

Major Projects
Westpac Banking Corporation, Australia wide; Suncorp, NSW and Qld; Santos, SA and National Australia Bank, Vic.

Specialised Services
Applied Research Consultants partner with architects and designers to work with their clients in determining workplace solutions that are aligned with their corporate goals. The company’s approach includes the science of ’human factors’ to understand an organisation’s structure and corporate strategies in order to achieve a meaningful translation to the physical environment.


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