Steelcase, the leading insight-led design-driven solutions provider, has been awarded the ‘Best Commercial Product Design’ for its Brody WorkLounge at the INDEX Architecture and Design Awards (IADA) 2017. The high performance and supportive WorkLounge features patented LiveLumbar™ technology, bringing thoughtful ergonomic design to the lounge posture.
Providing privacy screens and an enhanced sense of psychological security for workers, Brody WorkLounge offers the ideal microenvironment for people who need a place to get away without going away. Transforming underutilized, in-between spaces into coveted destinations, its adjustable Personal WorkSurface also holds technology at eye level, reducing neck and shoulder strain while supporting today’s varied working styles and ample device usage.
Commenting on the award, John Small, Director of Design at Steelcase said: “We are delighted to receive this accolade from the IADA, celebrating exceptional creativity, innovation and passion in design. Maintaining focus is a costly problem in today’s fast paced and connected world but the Brody WorkLounge creates a comfortable microenvironment by thoughtfully integrating power, ergonomic comfort, personal storage and lighting—so employees can focus their attention and get work done.”
Adaptive bolstering also enables the WorkLounge’s cushion to adapt to the unique size of each user, while a footrest with nonslip surface provides additional support for legs and feet to maintain exceptional seat comfort.
Held as part of the INDEX Design Series – the region’s largest and most comprehensive commercial interior design event – The INDEX Architecture and Design Awards celebrate the region’s leading architects, designers, projects and products.
For over 105 years, Steelcase Inc. has helped create great experiences for the world’s leading
organizations, across industries. We demonstrate this through our family of brands – including
Steelcase® and Coalesse®. Together, they offer a comprehensive portfolio of architecture, furniture and technology 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 over 800 dealer locations. Steelcase is a global, industry-leading and publicly traded company with fiscal 2017 revenue of $3.0 billion.
About the INDEX Architecture & Design Awards (IADA)
IADA celebrates the region’s leading architecture and design projects, products and professionals from the proceeding year, with awards across 15 distinct categories: Best Commercial Furniture Product Design Best Residential Furniture Product Design, Best Lighting Product Design, Best Objets – Accessories & Décor Furniture Product Design, Best Surface Product Design, Best Textiles Product Design, Best Technology Product Design, Best Hospitality Design Project, Best Commercial Design Project, Best Residential Design Project, Best Café, Bar & Lounge Design Project, Best Restaurant Design Project, Best Retail Design Project, Best Contractor, The INDEX Design Series Lifetime Achievement Award