Steelcase: A Rich Heritage with Global Reach.
Whatever you need to accomplish, Steelcase can provide you with the environment and the tools to do it better, faster and more effectively. That's because they're passionate about unlocking the potential of people at work. It's the fundamental principle on which the company was founded in 1912 and it is still the driving force behind all Steelcase furniture, chairs, and desks.
Steelcase makes it their business to study how people work, to fully understand the ever-changing needs of individuals all around the world. They then take that knowledge and couple it with Steelcase chairs, desks, and home office furniture. The result is amazing furnishings, such as the outstanding Leap, Amia, and Think chairs, as well as customizable desks and work stations.
Steelcase began in 1912 as The Metal Office Furniture Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Steelcase received their first patent in 1914 for a steel wastebasket -- a major innovation at a time when straw wastebaskets were a major office fire hazard. That led to metal desks, and they've led the way with product and service innovations ever since. Today, the portfolio of solutions address the three core elements of an office environment: interior architecture, furniture and technology. The company excels in all three areas, providing outstanding home office solutions that are now available through Smart Furniture.
Steelcase was founded by people with a strong commitment to integrity and doing the right thing for their customers, employees, business partners, associates and neighbors. Their principles became the foundation of the company, passed on from decade to decade. Living these core values is essential to the Steelcase identity, reputation and success today, just as it was in the past.Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Steelcase is an international company with approximately 13,000 employees worldwide, manufacturing facilities in over 28 locations and more than 800 dealer locations around the world.