GRAND RAPIDS, MI —

Global office environments giant Steelcase Inc. announced that three of its high-performance seating products were honored by the 2010 Spark Awards, an international design competition. node, a mobile, flexible chair that supports the way students learn today, received a Spark! Award – the highest honor in the competition.

Collaborative seating products i2i and cobi earned gold and silver awards, respectively.

"The Spark Competition is a globally prestigious and competitive award," said James Ludwig, Vice President of Global Design for Steelcase. "Steelcase is honored to have not one but three chairs among its recipients. We based all three products on extensive ethnographic research, and truly sought to design products for the classroom and office which addressed the need to connect and collaborate that students and office workers face each day."

The awards for node, i2i and cobi are the first for Steelcase in the Spark Awards.

   
 Steelcase's node seating
 Steelcase's cobi chair
 


 
Steelcase's i2i chair
 

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