Innovating office environments for over 108 years

1910

First Products Manufactured for Macey
March 17, 1912
First Products Manufactured for Macey
Victor Wastebasket Introduced
1914
Victor Wastebasket Introduced
Liberty Bond Boxes Introduced
1914
Liberty Bond Boxes Introduced
Bent Steel and Resistance Welding Demonstrated
1914
Bent Steel and Resistance Welding Demonstrated
Second Product Line Introduced
1914
Second Product Line Introduced
First Desk Sale
1915
First Desk Sale

1920

Desk Strength and Durability
1924
Desk Strength and Durability
On Board with Lucky Lindy
1927
On Board with Lucky Lindy
Victor Desk Tray Introduced
1928
Victor Desk Tray Introduced

1930

“Century of Progress” Desk
1932
“Century of Progress” Desk
Production of Vegetable Spray Units
1932
Production of Vegetable Spray Units
Specialty Desk Introduced
1932
Specialty Desk Introduced
Suspension File Patent
1934
Suspension File Patent
Furniture for S.C. Johnson Wax Building
1937
Furniture for S.C. Johnson Wax Building
Industry's First Roll-Edge Desk - 7000 Series
1939
Industry's First Roll-Edge Desk - 7000 Series

1940

Naval Contracts Won
1942
Naval Contracts Won
First with Standard and Interchangeable Parts
1945
First with Standard and Interchangeable Parts
Multiple 15 Desk Introduced
1946
Multiple 15 Desk Introduced

1950

Convertibles Introduced
1952
Convertibles Introduced
Sunshine Styling Color an Industry First
1953
Sunshine Styling Color an Industry First
First to Add Typewriter Auxiliary Unit
1954
First to Add Typewriter Auxiliary Unit
Jewel Tea Desk: A First
1955
Jewel Tea Desk: A First
Flight Line Desks for the Office of the Future
1956
Flight Line Desks for the Office of the Future
U of M Custom Library Furniture Produced
1957
U of M Custom Library Furniture Produced

1960

2200 Line Desks Introduced
1960
2200 Line Desks Introduced
Datacase Introduced
September 13, 1961
Datacase Introduced
Steelcase Coordinated Offices Introduced
1963
Steelcase Coordinated Offices Introduced
"Operation Skydrop"
1966
"Operation Skydrop"
Broadsides Lateral Files Introduced
October 3, 1966
Broadsides Lateral Files Introduced
Mobiles Introduced
1968
Mobiles Introduced

1970

Gardner Leaver Chair and Side Table Introduced
1971
Gardner Leaver Chair and Side Table Introduced
Series 9000® Introduced
1973
Series 9000® Introduced
430 Chair Introduced
June 19, 1974
430 Chair Introduced
Paperflo® Introduced
1975
Paperflo® Introduced

1980

Sensor® Chair Introduced
1986
Sensor® Chair Introduced
Context® Introduced
1989
Context® Introduced

1990

"Rooms That Work" Introduced
1995
"Rooms That Work" Introduced
Personal Harbor Wins IDEA Gold Award
1995
Personal Harbor Wins IDEA Gold Award
Criterion® is the Best Selling Chair
1996
Criterion® is the Best Selling Chair
TNT™ Furniture System Introduced
May 1996
TNT™ Furniture System Introduced
Pathways® Introduced
March 11, 1998
Pathways® Introduced
Please Is Europe's Best-Selling Office Chair
1999
Please Is Europe's Best-Selling Office Chair

2000

End of an Era: 454 Production Ceases
April 2000
End of an Era: 454 Production Ceases
Cachet® Chair Introduced
2001
Cachet® Chair Introduced
BlueSpace Developed
2002
BlueSpace Developed
Think® Chair Introduced
2004
Think® Chair Introduced
Collaboration Solutions Introduced
2009
Collaboration Solutions Introduced

2010

Flexframe Workwall Introduced
2010
Flexframe Workwall Introduced
node® Chair Introduced
June 2010
node® Chair Introduced
First Asian Market Merit Recognition
December 1, 2011
First Asian Market Merit Recognition
Tools for Active Learning Environments Introduced
January 2012
Tools for Active Learning Environments Introduced
Living on Video
June 2012
Living on Video
Gesture Chair Launches
February 25, 2013
Gesture Chair Launches

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 108-year plus legacy.

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