Steelcase Receives Five Best NeoCon Awards and Best Overall Showroom for Nurture

- Awards Recognize Outstanding Design Innovation in Casegoods, Seating, Tables and Fabrics -

CHICAGO, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS), a global office environments manufacturer, today announced that the Steelcase family of companies won five Best of NeoCon awards, including two Gold awards, and two showroom awards. Nurture(R), a Steelcase company and a leading manufacturer of furniture for healthcare environments, won the Best Large and Best Overall showroom awards. Products recognized with a Best of NeoCon award include casegoods, seating, tables and a rug collection, all of which are on display at this year’s NeoCon 2009 World’s Trade Fair for Interior Design and Facilities Management in Chicago.

IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom and Design Competition at NeoCon 2009

Sponsored by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and Contract magazine, the 14th annual IIDA/Contract magazine Showroom and Booth Design Competition honors originality of design, visual impact, effective use of materials and the outstanding use of space, color, texture, lighting and graphics in showrooms and booths at NeoCon 2009.

Nurture won Best Large and Best Overall Showroom, picking up two of the five available awards in the showroom design competition. Over 3,000 square feet in size, the Nurture showroom is a testament to the company’s bold vision to shape and improve the future of healthcare delivery by making healthcare environments more comfortable, efficient and conducive to the healing process. Nurture’s showroom was commended for authentically recreating a healthcare environment within The Mart and successfully showcasing the integrity of the product and what it does.

Best of NeoCon 2009

Sponsored by Contract magazine and celebrating its 20th year, the Best of NeoCon awards recognize the top new products introduced at the show. Steelcase Inc. received a total of five Best of NeoCon Awards, taking home two Gold awards, one Silver award, the Innovation Award and Editors’ Choice Award.

The first of two Gold awards went to Denzien by Coalesse, Steelcase’s premium life/work furnishings division, in the Case Goods: Desks & Credenzas category. Denzien is a new collection of casegoods that fit as easily at home as they do in the modern private office. This collection offers a more socially inviting space and bridges the gap of work and life by infusing insightful work process solutions. The elements of the multi-modal Denizen collection — storage units, tables and desking — offer unmatched functionality for seamless transitions and offer smart features that include self-closing doors and drawers and integrated, clutter-free technology access points.

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