Innovating office environments for over 107 years

1910

Clestra Hauserman Founded
1913
Clestra Hauserman Founded
Servidor Company Founded
1917
Servidor Company Founded
Forges de Strasbourg Founded
1919
Forges de Strasbourg Founded

1920

Dealer Network Launched
1922
Dealer Network Launched
Architect-Designed Office Space
1925
Architect-Designed Office Space

1940

Dealer Office Planning Assistance Pioneered
1948
Dealer Office Planning Assistance Pioneered

1950

PolyVision® Corporation Founded
1954
PolyVision® Corporation Founded
Vecta Contract Inc. Founded
1959
Vecta Contract Inc. Founded
Growing Home Office Market
April 1959
Growing Home Office Market

1960

DesignTex® Founded
1961
DesignTex® Founded
World’s Largest Manufacturer
1968
World’s Largest Manufacturer
First NeoCon
1968
First NeoCon

1970

Top Companies Standardize on Steelcase
1976
Top Companies Standardize on Steelcase
Middle East Dealer Organization Established
1977
Middle East Dealer Organization Established
Begin Testing Speech Privacy
1977
Begin Testing Speech Privacy
Opinion Surveys on Office Environments Conducted
1978
Opinion Surveys on Office Environments Conducted
First Lou Harris Study Published
1978
First Lou Harris Study Published

1990

Furniture in 48 Hours Available
1992
Furniture in 48 Hours Available
Lifetime Warranty Introduced
1994
Lifetime Warranty Introduced
Middle East Production Begins
1995
Middle East Production Begins

2000

2003
NAFTA and WTO Policies Implemented, Eliminating Trade Barriers
Steelcase is the Industry's Patent Leader
2004
Steelcase is the Industry's Patent Leader

We opened our doors in 1912 after 11 business men agreed to invest in Peter M. Wege's dream of opening a steel office furniture company in a city renowned for wood furniture. Since then we've experienced many changes, including our name, but our business vision of always looking toward the future has remained the same.

Here we'd like to share with you a few hundred of the thousands of noteworthy historical moments from our 107-year plus legacy.

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