Coalesse

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Coalesse
Formerly called
Brayton, Metro, Vecta
Industry Furniture
Founded 2008
Headquarters Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Areas served
North America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)
Products Office furniture, architectural and technology for office environments and the education, health care and retail industries
Parent Steelcase
Website coalesse.com

Coalesse is a United States-based furniture company founded in 2008.[1] It is a division of Steelcase and creates products with the goal of encouraging collaboration.[2] Coalesse is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan with their design headquarters in San Francisco and their main showroom located in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.[1][3][4]

Company Overview

Coalesse launched in June 2008 at the NeoCon World’s Trade Fair in Chicago.[1] It is a combination of Steelcase’s Brayton, Metro, and Vecta brands, but also includes pieces made by Carl Hansen & Son, Walter Knoll AG & Co., Viccarbe, and PP Mobler.[4] Their original brand focus was on designing office and home furniture that appeals to what the company called “live/work lifestyles, but later shifted their focus away from creating home-oriented pieces toward creating more work-oriented pieces.”[1][5]

In 2012, it was announced that Coalesse was planning to expand their business operations into Europe.[3]

Design Studio & Designer Collaborations

Coalesse has a 4,000 square foot in-house design studio and a team of seven to eight internal designers, with many partners worldwide, such as:[6]

Projects

Coalesse has worked with companies such as Campbell Ewald, Scape, DirecTV, Grand Valley State University, Tolleson, and Quicken Loans to design some of their office spaces.[18]

Awards & Recognition

Some of Coalesse’s products have received awards at the NeoCon World’s Trade Fair:[19][20][21][22][23]

Year Product Award
2009 Denizen Collection Gold Award
2009 Emu Heaven Seating Silver Award
2010 SW_1 Table Innovation
2011 Sebastopol Table Gold Award
2012 Free Stand Technology Support
2012 Free Stand Innovation
2012 Free Stand Editor's Choice
2013 Lagunitas Bench Gold Award
2014 LessThanFive Chair Silver Award

Other Awards & Recognitions

In 2016, Coalesse’s LessThanFive Chair was included in an exhibit at Grand Hornu in Belgium that showcased the work of designer Michael Young.[30]

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References

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  2. ^ "A Preview of 20+ Worth-a-peek Offerings at NeoCon 2016". designapplause.com. Design Applause. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Why Steelcase is placing bet on Europe now despite continent's economic upheaval". www.mlive.com. MLive. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Coalesse: Live/Work Office Furniture". core77.com. Core 77. 18 August 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "New Potrero415 from Coalesse Gives Control to Designers". cfn.news. Contract Furnishings News. 8 May 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Workplaces THE LATEST IDEAS, PRODUCTS AND PLACES". mazdigital.com. MAZ. March 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "The Coalesse Hosu chair Earns Two Prestigious Awards". linstram.cz. Linstram. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "This Carbon Fiber Chair Is Lighter Than a Two-Liter Bottle Of Soda". gizmodo.com. Gizmodo. 15 June 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "Coalesse Launches NYC Pop-Up Showroom". interiordesign.net. Interior Design. 18 November 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "Scott Wilson: Do What You Think Is Right & Apologize Later". 99u.com. 99u. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "Coalesse at NeoCon 2011: Emilia Borgthorsdottir's "Sebastopol" Table Takes Gold". core77.com. Core 77. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "CG_1 for Coalesse". corygrosser.com. Cory Grosser. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  13. ^ "COALESSE BINDU". interiorsthatwork.com. Interiors That Work. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  14. ^ "Evil Office Chairs, Begone! Here's How To Furnish Your Workspace". architizer.com. Architizer. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  15. ^ "bde in Chicago: NeoCon 2014!". www.bdeonline.biz. bde. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  16. ^ "Welcome to the New Home Office". wsj.com. Wall Street Journal. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "Coalesse Denizen Office Furniture". architectmagazine.com. Architect Magazine. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  18. ^ "CASE STUDIES". coalesse.com. Coalesse. Retrieved 29 March 2016. 
  19. ^ "IzzyPlus, Nucraft, Steelcase garner NeoCon awards". mlive.com. MLive. 17 June 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  20. ^ "Best of NeoCon® 2010 Winners Announced". contractdesign.com. Contract Design. 14 June 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  21. ^ "Free Stand Receives Three Best of Neocon Awards". think2build.com. Think2Build. 13 June 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  22. ^ "NeoCon 2013: West Michigan companies rock awards, bringing home lots of gold, 'Best of Show'". mlive.com. MLive. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  23. ^ "NeoCon 2014: West Michigan office furniture companies win top awards for second year in a row". mlive.com. MLive. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  24. ^ "Coalesse Vecta Akira tables". idsa.org. Industrial Designers Society of America. 23 May 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  25. ^ "Coalesse Receives Two Good Design Awards for Andoo and Holy Day Collections". dexigner.com. Dexigner. 19 January 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  26. ^ "Coalesse Wins IDEA Award for Design Excellence". dexigner.com. Dexigner. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  27. ^ "Coalesse Receives Designs for Dignity 2010 Sustainability Award". greenlodgingnews.com. Green Lodging News. 16 February 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  28. ^ "Massaud Work Lounge with Ottoman". Red Dot Award: Product Design. Red Dot Award. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  29. ^ "LessThanFive / Chair". iF World Design Guide. iF World Design Guide. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  30. ^ "michael young exhibition at grand hornu is al(l) about aluminium". designboom.com. designboom. 29 May 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
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