07 Nov '11, 12pm

View from the C-Suite

View from the C-Suite

Steelcase Inc. is the world's largest supplier of office furniture. The Grand Rapids, Mich., based company was founded nearly 100 years ago as The Metal Office Furniture Company. At the time, the company specialized in file cabinets and safes. Today, Steelcase generates revenues of $2.4 billion through sales of interior architecture, furniture and technology products and employs about 10,000 people. The company is working to advance sustainable design through innovations in materials chemistry, lifecycle assessments, and reusability. Heather King talks with CEO Jim Hackett about challenges in making non-toxic furniture, end of life options for the "Think Chair," and his vision for increasingly virtual, mobile work places. Heather King: Earlier this month, Joel Makower spoke with your Director of Global Sustainability, Angela Nahikian about Steelcase's broad-based sustainab...

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