Steelcases Silver Makes Connections

June 23, 2003
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KENTWOOD — One highlight of Steelcase Inc.'s silver award exhibit at NeoCon was the flexibility it has added to its Pathways office system by integrating power and data connections in its new wall.

The product also features a wide line of storage products.

Steelcase says its Pathways Technology Wall and Ports provides a new architectural backbone that delivers numerous easily accessible data and power connections to workstations throughout an office.

Present, but not seen, is the Pathways Architectural Power arch that Steelcase introduced a few years ago, as well as the company's other furniture and architectural systems.

Steelcase bills the technology wall as "easily adaptable, quick to install, and uniquely designed to allow advanced features to be specified only where they are needed."

The firm said owners can add or change Technology Wall features over time, enabling the organization to keep pace with the evolution of its needs, whether that means going wireless or meeting new space planning requirements.

Universal Storage, which took gold at NeoCon, is a new freestanding storage system that Steelcase claims "supports greater versatility in planning and applying storage solutions."

It actually is a variety of products that the company said it designed so the buyer can adapt it to a host of uses in any office.

Universal Storage segments include front and side towers, vertical drawer towers, vertical workstation units, lockers, pedestals, lateral files, combination cabinets and bookcases.

Universal Storage also comes in numerous décor options, such as steel or wood and glass doors, shelves and tops.

According to Frank Merlotti, president of Steelcase North America, said Universal Storage is a manifestation of Steelcase's permanent goal.

"We aim to continually support the changing tasks and roles people face each day by developing user-centered solutions that improve the effectiveness, productivity, health and comfort of people at work."

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