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06/2015

Brody WorkLounge Launches

Our research reveals that one of the things people need most is choice and control – over where and how they work, but also over the type and level of stimuli around them. Brody is a part of our solution...

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02/25/2013

Gesture Chair Launches

Gesture is the first chair designed to support our interactions with today’s technologies. It was inspired by the movement of the human body and created for the way we work today.  

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12/01/2011

First Asian Market Merit Recognition

Our Manifesto system and i2i® collaborative seating received Merit Recognition in the Product and Industrial Design category at the Design For Asia Awards 2011.  The award for Manifesto (pictured) is...

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06/2010

node® Chair Introduced

The node® chair, a collaborative effort between IDEO and Steelcase, launches. The first product from Steelcase Education Solutions, it is an active learning classroom solution by enabling mobility and...

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2009

Collaboration Solutions Introduced

Steelcase launches a set of collaborative solutions including: c:scape®, media:scape® (pictured), i2i®, and cobi®. These products are designed to help people connect more easily with each other and...

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2004

Think® Chair Introduced

The Think® chair is launched at NeoCon in the U.S. and at Orgatec in Germany. Marketed as "a chair with a brain and a conscience," this 99% recyclable chair is developed by a project team made up of Steelcase...

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2001

Cachet® Chair Introduced

The Cachet® chair, designed by Peter Jon Pearce, is introduced. It is an ergonomical, stackable chair designed for healthcare and research applications where comfort and cleanability are key; Cachet is...

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1999

Please Is Europe’s Best-Selling Office Chair

Please seating (pictured) launches in Europe. With independent support for both the thoracic and lumbar regions, Please is the only chair with two separate backrests. Other globally influential products...

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1999

Leap® Chair Introduced

Leap®, a revolutionary, high-performance task chair, is introduced. Leap seating technology has 23 issued and pending patents. Because of revolutionary LiveBack® technology that separately supports the...

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1996

Criterion® is the Best Selling Chair

The Criterion® chair, designed to meet customer health, safety and comfort needs, becomes our best-selling chair.

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1986

Sensor® Chair Introduced

The Sensor® chair is introduced at NeoCon. An ergonomic chair scaled in three sizes, Sensor is designed to sense and support the body’s movements. Developed in concert with West German designer Wolfgang...

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06/19/1974

430 Chair Introduced

The Series 430 office chair, called "The chair that loves people," is introduced at NeoCon. It sets a new standard in office seating design through the use of comfort contouring, driven by the increasing...

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1971

Gardner Leaver Chair Introduced

The guest chair designed by Gardner Leaver is introduced at the third annual NeoCon. Also designed by Leaver, are matching tea and coffee tables.

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1966

“Operation Skydrop”

To demonstrate the durability of the 450 Series chair a skydiver is strapped to the chair. At 1,000 feet the skydiver disengages from the chair, which hits the ground at approximately 100 mph. The base...

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1957

U of M Custom Library Furniture Produced

Steelcase produces the Company’s first official library furniture for the University of Michigan. The chair is custom steel-tubing, later evolving into the very popular 1200 Line of office chairs. This...

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1939

Our First Chairs

Metal Office Furniture Co. begins chair production in a section of the Desk Plant (Plant #2). Since 1926, we had been sourcing chairs for customers; this is our first entry into the manufacture of our...

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1937

Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Furniture for S.C. Johnson Wax Building

Metal Office Furniture Co. manufactures office furniture for the S.C. Johnson Wax Building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Racine, Wisconsin. As a result of a two-year design and production partnership...

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1955

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