Welcome to JSA Consultancy Services

A business consultancy, based in London, England, John Sacks' JSA Consultancy Services provides expert, in-depth, information advice and guidance as to how to exploit successfully the office furniture and interiors markets in Europe, North America, Australasia and Japan.

Steelcase celebrates 100 years

Friday 16 March 2012

Steelcase today launches a year-long celebration of its 100th anniversary, and its reinvention as a globally integrated enterprise, focused on the future of work. Known as the long-time leader of the office furniture industry, the company has thrived for a century not only because of its products and manufacturing strength, but because of its core commitment to people at work and its human-centered approach to innovation and design.
Founded as the Metal Office Furniture Company on March 16, 1912, the company's legacy of innovation began with its first product -- the fireproof metal waste basket -- a leap forward in safety and productivity for its time when, a century ago, cigar and pipe smokers risked workers' lives because of fires caused from ashes dumped in wicker wastebaskets. Today, Steelcase continues its focus on innovation with global product solutions for business, health care and education, all based on research and insights about the changing nature of work, what workers need today and how the workplace can help organizations compete in a complex, interconnected world.
The company also invited "100 Minds" - thought leaders from around the world - to share their ideas for the future. These "100 Minds" contributors, including author Daniel Pink, architect Patricia Urquiola and artist Dale Chihuly, share their thoughts through words, drawings, photographs and other multimedia on the 100.steelcase.com site. The minds each have a unique, intriguing perspective on what the future holds, from a greener planet, increased innovation, changes in education to advances in technology. Their online dialogue is moderated by Emmy and Peabody award-winning author and journalist John Hockenberry.
"Our centennial year is an opportunity to cherish the legacy of our past and embrace our purpose going forward," notes Hackett. "From the start, Steelcase has been a company that has mined human insights and applied them through design to an ever-changing world. Our company has continually focused on the future, on unlocking human promise through creativity and collaboration, and this fundamental purpose has more meaning every day. These dreams of 100 children and ideas from the 100 minds will influence the world and the workplace. They're a springboard to the century ahead."

Subscribe to our News Page

Enter your email here and we will tell you when this page is updated.

 

 

moreLatest News

Wednesday 7 June 2017 HNI appoints Lorenger president, Office Furniture

MUSCATINE, Iowa - HNI Corp. has appointed Jeff Lorenger to president of its Office Furniture segmen

Monday 5 June 2017 Leeds Firm Helps Save Jobs at Office Furniture Maker

Restructuring specialists from Leeds have helped safeguard a future for a £6m-turnover Oxfordshire

Sunday 28 May 2017 Steelcase's new seating aims to make hospital rooms more comfortable

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Patients often want their family members in their hospital rooms. Research sh

Thursday 25 May 2017 Furniture-maker Knoll says its CFO is stepping down

Knoll Inc. said Thursday its chief financial officer is resigning next month to devote more time to

Contact Us

JSA Consultancy Services
4-5 Gray’s Inn Square, Gray’s Inn,
London, WC1R 5AH, England


+44 (0) 20 7670 1510