MUSCATINE, IA— Allsteel Inc. has earned two 2010 GOOD DESIGN™ Awards from The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Allsteel was honored in the furniture category for Stride Benching, a recent addition to the Stride family that was first honored with a GOOD Design Award in 2009. Also recognized was the Sit-to-Stand Worksurface, which works with any Allsteel systems product.
Allsteel partnered with Mitch Bakker and his firm, IDa Design to develop Stride, and the new Benching series features a sleek horizontal worksurface plane punctuated by vertical units that simultaneously offer space division and provide storage options. The Stride Sit-to-Stand Worksurface allows workers to intuitively adjust their desk surface height with the simple touch of a pneumatic lift that raises and lowers the surface vertically without extending out into the workspace and accommodating any job function at the most ergonomically appropriate height.
About GOOD DESIGN
Founded in 1950, the Chicago Athenaeum’s GOOD DESIGN program is the world's oldest and most renowned awards program recognizing designers and manufacturers who have advanced new and innovative product concepts and stretched the envelope beyond standard product and consumer design. For 2009, the Museum received a record number of entries representing the most important and critical mass of influential corporations worldwide in the design industry. A jury of well-known architects, designers and design authorities judged the entries. Visit www.chi-athenaeum.org for more information.
About Allsteel Inc.
Allsteel Inc., which is headquartered in Muscatine, IA, designs, builds and delivers workplace furniture solutions. The company holds firm to a belief that there’s always a better way to improve efficiency and foster teamwork … another possibility to find solutions that increase the bottom line and deliver long-term value … a new opportunity to help a business be more effective. Allsteel was the first office contract furniture manufacturer to have all products certified either Indoor Advantage or Indoor Advantage Gold, and the majority of the line can contribute to LEED-CI credits. Additionally, every chair, workstation, storage unit and table in the current Allsteel portfolio of products has been awarded BIFMA level™ 2 certification, the second highest ranking accorded by the industry organization. For additional information, visit www.allsteeloffice.com.