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SOURCE Steelcase, Inc.
CHICAGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Steelcase today announced that its family of brands and designers has won several top honors at NeoCon 2014, North America's largest design exhibition and conference for commercial interiors. Awards include three Interior Design Honoring Industry People (HIP) Awards, four Best of NeoCon Awards and two Buildings Magazine Product Innovations Awards.
"We are truly honored to receive these awards, and very pleased to have what we do be so highly recognized," said Jim Keane, president and chief executive officer of Steelcase.
Steelcase works with the world's leading organizations to help them create places that amplify the performance of their people and teams. Among the top winning workplace innovations introduced at NeoCon this year is Susan Cain Quiet Spaces by Steelcase, a range of enclosed spaces designed in partnership with Susan Cain, author of the international bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. These spaces address the unique needs of introverts, who constitute one-third to one-half of all workers, by providing places to focus and rejuvenate at work. Quiet Spaces won a HIP Award in the "Places to Concentrate" category, a Product Innovations Grand Prize from Buildings Magazine and the Best of NeoCon Editor's Choice Award.
In the first annual Interior Design HIP Awards, Susan Lyons, president of surfacing firm Designtex, was named Design Leader in the Sustainability category, while the honor of Performance Wonder was awarded to the Steelcase® Gesture® chair, the first chair designed to support our interactions with today's technologies. Additional Steelcase HIP honorees include:
In addition, Steelcase received the following top honors from the 25th Annual Best of NeoCon Awards and 19th annual Buildings Magazine Product Innovation Awards:
About the Awards:
The inaugural Interior Design Honoring Industry People (HIP) awards program allows industry people to celebrate industry people, recognizing pioneers in the design field as well as their solutions and creations.
The 25th annual Best of NeoCon awards, presented by Contract Magazine, honor the top new commercial interiors products introduced to the market at NeoCon. Honorees were selected from numerous entries in 39 different product categories, ranging from Architectural Products to Workplace Technologies.
The 19th annual Buildings Magazine Product Innovation Awards spotlight the latest products that enhance the efficiency and sustainability of commercial buildings.
About Steelcase Inc.
For over 100 years, Steelcase Inc. has helped to create great experiences – wherever work happens – for the world's leading organizations, across industries. We demonstrate this through our family of brands – including Steelcase®, Coalesse®, Designtex®, Details®, PolyVision® and Turnstone®. Together, they offer a comprehensive portfolio of architecture, furniture and technology 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 over 800 dealer locations. Steelcase is a global, industry-leading and publicly traded company with fiscal 2014 revenue of $3.0 billion.
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