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1995

“Rooms That Work” Introduced

A collaborative project among Steelcase, AT&T and Marriott, the intent is to enhance office services for travelers. “Rooms that Work" will be equipped with a large table, mobile writing desk, adjustable...

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Products
2002

BlueSpace Developed

Steelcase partners with IBM to create BlueSpace, a "smart office" that combines advanced technology, architecture, and furniture. It was designed as a "prototype of the future."

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Products
1913

Clestra Hauserman Founded

Clestra Hauserman is founded by E. F. Hauserman in Cleveland, OH. This company is credited with creating the industry's first moveable partitions. Later, in the 1970s, Strafor Facom purchases Clestra Hauserman....

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Industry
03/08/1990

Details® Founded

Details® launches in New York City and becomes part of the Steelcase Design Partnership®. A few of the many products introduced are the Articulating Keyboard Support designed by ID Two in San Francisco,...

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Company
1919

Forges de Strasbourg Founded

The French company, Forges de Strasbourg, gets its start as a tool and steel structure manufacturer. Later the company creates a division, Strafor, devoted to the production of office furniture. Strafor...

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Industry
1955

Jewel Tea Desk: A First

Steelcase creates the Jewel Tea Desk in a collaboration with Harper Richards and A. Epstein & Sons for the new Jewel Tea Building. It's the first straight-line, contemporary metal desk to have wood...

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Products
11/2011

OpenIDEO Partnership

Steelcase has partnered with OpenIDEO to explore the topic of revitalizing struggling cities around the world. A website allows everyone to give suggestions on how to reinvigorate and help restore areas...

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Communities
1980

Pohlschröder Joint Venture Formed in Germany

We begin a joint venture with Pohlschröder GmbH KG in Dortmund, West Germany. Pohlschröder began manufacturing metal safes in 1855, and now focuses primarily on office furniture, while also manufacturing...

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Company
1985

Steelcase Joins Corporate Angel Network

Steelcase, along with other corporations, works with the non-profit Corporate Angel Network to fill empty seats on our aircraft to fly cancer patients to and from treatment centers at no charge.

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Communities
2006

Steelcase UK Partners with Green-Works

Steelcase UK forms a partnership with Green-Works, a not-for-profit social enterprise which provides redundant office furniture for re-use by schools, charities and community organizations. By re-distributing...

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Sustainability
08/05/1974

Steelcase/ Strafor S.A. Joint Venture Formed

Steelcase, in a 50% joint venture agreement with Strafor-Facom (a division of Forges de Strasbourg), forms Steelcase/ Strafor S.A. This new arrangement allows for the manufacture of Steelcase chairs in...

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Company

1955

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