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Jun 11, 2012

Steelcase Receives Five Best of NeoCon Awards at NeoCon 2012

CHICAGO, June 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Steelcase Inc. (NYSE:SCS), a global leader in the office environments industry, today announced that the Steelcase family of brands won five Best of NeoCon Awards. These awards include one Gold, two Silver, one Innovation Award and One Editor's Choice Award. Products recognized with a Best of NeoCon award include selections from Coalesse for its Free Stand table, Designtex for its Techniques collection, and Steelcase Education Solutions for Verb™. All products are currently on display at NeoCon 2012, the World's Trade Fair for Interior Design and Facilities Management.

Sponsored by Contract magazine, the 23rd annual Best of NeoCon awards recognize the top new commercial interiors products introduced at the show. 

"For more than 100 years, Steelcase has focused on researching the way people work, wherever work happens. Our teams of engineers, designers and researchers are dedicated to building innovative products like these that anticipate the needs of workers, and it's an honor to be recognized for that commitment," said Steelcase Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer James P. Hackett.

Coalesse, a division of Steelcase, won three awards, including a Silver award, Innovation award and Editor's Choice award for Free Stand, a foldable and portable table that offers a simple yet elegant solution for people to work comfortably anywhere. It provides the right space and appropriate ergonomic support for mobile devices to use anywhere, turning social spaces into work spaces. Available in black or white, Free Stand is lightweight so it can be on the go and folds down to quickly slip underneath a lounge or into a closet for storage. Free Stand will be available for order in early 2013.

The Gold award went to the Techniques Collection from Designtex, a new wallcovering collaboration with celebrated surface designer Carla Weisberg. Bringing individuality and life to any setting, this collection works well in contract, healthcare, hospitality and residential environments, and is a part of the Designtex 1 + 1 brand, which maintains the philosophy of doing well by doing good through promoting collaborations with outside sources, and in turn supporting local artistic communities. The Techniques collection includes five wallcoverings, in a color palette of sophisticated neutrals with fashion forward bright hues and accents of metallics.

Verb, a first-of-its-kind table-based collection of classroom furniture from Steelcase Education Solutions, won a Silver award. Verb creates an integrated, table-based learning space with personal-sized, one-of-a-kind whiteboards throughout the classroom for instantaneous collaboration. The three other components of Verb include an instructor station, student tables, and a board display.

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 650 dealers. Steelcase is a global, industry-leading and publicly traded company with fiscal 2012 revenue of $2.75 billion.

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