Steelcase Receives Five Best of NeoCon Awards at NeoCon 2013
CHICAGO, June 11, 2013
CHICAGO, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Steelcase (NYSE: SCS)today announced
that its family of brands won five Best of NeoCon Awards, which include four
Gold awards and one Innovation award.Products recognized with a Best of
NeoCon award include the Steelcase Gesture chair and V.I.A. architectural
solution, Nurture'sRegard™modular seating, Coalesse's Lagunitas,a
comprehensive seating and table collection,and Turnstone's Buoy stool. All
products are currently on display at NeoCon 2013, North America's largest
contract furnishings trade show.
The 24^thannual Best of NeoCon awards, hosted by Contract Magazine, recognize
the top new commercial interiors products introduced at NeoCon each year.
"Innovation is a critical issue for all organizations. Drawing on over 15
years of innovation research, Steelcase has created a portfolio of products
that leverage technology to empower people," said Allan Smith, vice president
of marketing at Steelcase."We are pleased to be recognized by the Best of
NeoCon competition for this achievement."
Steelcase won a Gold award for V.I.A., vertical intelligentarchitecture,
which was designed to create spaces that help fuel the innovation process.
V.I.A. not only defines space, but redefines the role vertical real estate
plays in an interconnected workplace. It hosts the latest large-scale video
and display technologies, offers unprecedented acoustic privacy, and easily
reconfigures to support rapid change.
The Gesture chair from Steelcase also won a Gold award.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, with today's most prevalent devices such as smart phones and tablets.
Nurture by Steelcase won a Gold award for Regard™, a new customizable system
solution that can adapt to a variety of healthcare spaces.Designed with
healthcare environments in mind, Regard™ solves for transition times in a
patient's healthcare journey that are typically not productive and commonly
referred to as "waiting".Regard™ directly addresses issues of comfort,
privacy and the need to connect.
Coalesse won a Gold award for Lagunitas, a comprehensive seating and table
collection. Lagunitas creates a "third place" anywhere while offering
multi-modal support and varying degrees of privacy through high and low
panels. With aunique articulating back cushion,Lagunitas adapts to changing
work styles and shifting work postures andallows for toggling between both
lean forward and lean back postures.
Finally, Buoy by Turnstone received an Innovation Award.This stool that
wobbles and spins and encourages movement thanks to a curved based, just like
a buoy.Buoy's innovative, customizable design encourages self-expression
among young, active people and boosts performance by keeping thebody in
motion and the mind active. It's seating that bucks the trend of sedentary
lifestyles and work styles.
The Best of NeoCon 2013 awards were selected from approximately 325 entries in
39 different product categories.
About Steelcase, Inc.
For 100 years, Steelcase, Inc. has helped create great experiences for the
world's leading organizations - wherever work happens. Steelcase and our
family of brands - including Steelcase®, Coalesse®,Designtex®, Details®,
Nurture®, PolyVision® and Turnstone® - offer a comprehensive portfolio of
furnishings, products and services designed to unlock human promise and
support social, economic and environmental sustainability. We are globally
accessible through a network of channels, including approximately 670 dealers.
Steelcase is a global, industry-leading and publicly traded company with
fiscal 2013 revenue of $2.9 billion.
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