Steelcase’s Innovative Product Range
Steelcase have targeted a number of the factors known to have an impact upon office workers, including ergonomics, user comfort and hygiene. Steelcase’s exhaustive research in these areas has resulted in a range of products specially designed to help address these issues.
Steelcase looked at the fact that around 40% of the workforce is mobile between office spaces or within their workplace which is something that can present health challenges in large or open-plan and shared offices. Steelcase’s Ology system of desks has been developed to offer customers the opportunity to include antimicrobial elements, specifically for those areas frequently touched by users. This includes desk pads, height adjustment controls and power access points amongst others.
Using a fact-based approach, rather than responding to hype or assumptions when it comes to hygiene, Steelcase have developed solutions in the design of their products and the materials they use. Working closely with Cleanwell and Sharklet Technologies, specialists in the fields of hygiene and surfaces, Steelcase aim to add to their knowledge of this problem within office life and continue in their efforts to innovate and develop solutions.
The Steelcase range of products also features ways to tackle the issues of comfort and health in offices, where sitting for long periods of time can be an issue which affects increasing numbers of office workers. A focus upon ergonomics is reflected in their products which feature a number of adjustable solutions, designed to encourage users to change position and posture throughout the day; something which is vital to the well-being of those who sit at desks for long periods.
Once again a studied and factually informed approach has led to Steelcase developing a line of products which responds to the issue and offers chairs designed to improve the way that people work and sit.
Along side their continual investigation and innovation into improving their products, Steelcase also looks carefully at its environmental impact, in terms of its use of resources and recycling. This includes a focus on the chemistry of the materials which go into creating Steelcase’s products- all 1,600 in total which are used across the company’s range of products, phasing out and replacing concern materials with sustainable alternatives.
Steelcase’s end of use strategies are also helping to extend the life of the materials used in their products through a disposal scheme, either through recycling or charitable donations.
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