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Events

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06/2012

Living on Video

Steelcase unveils concepts for spaces and technology that optimize video interations at work, create an intuitive, dynamic and natural video experience, and address key barriers, such as light and sound...

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Products
08/16/2011

WorkCafe Opens

The WorkCafé at Steelcase Global Headquarters opens. This is the first renovation of the cafeteria since the building opened in 1983. It is designed for work and nourishment, and has quickly become a...

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Company
2010

Flexframe Workwall Introduced

Steelcase launches the Flexframe Workwall, which activates vertical space for storage, display and the integration of technology.

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Products
03/2003

WorkSpace Futures Formed

The WorkSpace Futures group is formed to conduct research into the ways people work and how to enhance the experience. The group is devoted to unlocking insights in work, workers, and the workplace, relying...

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Company
02/08/2001 - 04/22/2001

Workspheres Exhibit at MoMA

The Steelcase Advanced Concepts Research and Development group partners with the MIT Media Laboratory to present "Atmosphere," a piece in the Workspheres exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art.  Atmosphere...

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Products
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
1995

Personal Harbor Wins IDEA Gold Award

Personal Harbor (introduced in 1993) wins the Gold Award in the 1995 Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA) competition. Featured in Business Week’s 1995 Best Product Designs of the Year,...

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Products
1982

Support Services Offered for Designers

The Steelcase Environmental Support Services (ESS) department is established and software is developed to help position us as The Office Environment Company.  The ESS Survey Analysis collects and analyzes...

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Industry
1978

First Lou Harris Study Published

“The Steelcase National Study of Office Environments: Do They Work?“ summarizes the results of a first-ever Louis Harris & Associates Inc. study commissioned by Steelcase on the effects of the...

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Industry
1978 - 1989

Opinion Surveys on Office Environments Conducted

Steelcase is first in the industry to commission opinion surveys on office environment issues. From 1978-1989, we commission five surveys to better understand and provide for the needs of the contemporary...

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Industry
1973

Series 9000® Introduced

Steelcase introduces Series 9000®, soon to become the world’s leading systems furniture line and garnering multiple awards. With the explosion of the "white collar" worker and computerized offices,...

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Products
05/1971

Word Processing Center Opens

The Steelcase Steno Pool is replaced by the Word Processing Center, an innovative trend in business systems. Electric typewriters are replaced with IBM Magnetic Tape Selectric Typewriters, allowing error...

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Company
1968

Mobiles Introduced

Steelcase introduces the Mobiles office suite – merging  Multiple 15, Sunshine Styling and Convertibles. Coupled with Movable Walls (panels that efficiently divide space for workers in an open office...

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Products
1963

Steelcase Coordinated Offices Introduced

A national advertising campaign introduces Steelcase Coordinated Offices (SCO). The message: Steelcase can meet all office furniture needs, including color coordination and installation.

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Products
1952

Convertibles Introduced

Metal Office Furniture Co. introduces Convertibles. These products provide users with more storage space, wider knee-space and greater stability for electric typewriters and calculating machines, while...

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Products
1945

First with Standard and Interchangeable Parts

Metal Office Furniture Co. is the first furniture maker with a complete standardization and interchangeability of parts, allowing for more than 200 different arrangements of desks and tables.

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Products
1925

Architect-Designed Office Space

Dealer, E. A. Holscher hires an architect to produce more efficient layout at Missouri-Pacific Railroad offices, which reduces space utilized by 25 percent, and other orders follow.

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Industry
circa 1920

Commonwealth Top Customer

Metal Office Furniture Co.’s largest customer is the Commonwealth Edison Company of Chicago, which is the first large firm to standardize on our steel desk. Better known today as ComEd, Commonwealth...

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Company

1955

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