GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Steelcase announces that Brody® WorkLounge, a microenvironment designed for the brain and the body, has been honored with a Silver award for innovation at the 2016 Edison Awards™.
The Edison Awards celebrate the best in innovation and development of new products and services, and are named for Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, product development methods and achievements garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.
"Our judges recognized Brody WorkLounge as a true innovation out of the many products in its category," said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.
The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering and science.
"Maintaining focus is a costly problem for workers and students today. We designed Brody to create a cocoon-like space that makes it easier to focus your attention, get into flow and get work done," said Markus McKenna, design director for Steelcase. "We are grateful to the Edison Awards committee for this prestigious honor. These awards don't just recognize the finished product, but the extensive research, thoughtful design and hard-working teams that brought it to market."
Since its introduction in April 2015, Brody's groundbreaking design has been recognized by a variety of design and innovation leaders. Other top awards include "Best of Year" by Interior Design magazine, finalist standing in the Spark Awards and the popular vote winner of an Architizer A+ award.
Recognition for Brody WorkLounge
Edison Award,Silver Category: Office and Home
A+ Awards, popular vote winner Architizer magazine
Best of NeoCon, Gold Category: Education Solutions
Spark Awards, finalist Category: Spark:Product
Product Innovations Awards, Grand Prize Buildings magazine
Readers' Choice Award Interiors + Sources magazine Category: Best Workspace
HiP Award, winner Interior Design magazine Category: Education Furniture
Best of Year Awards, winner Interior Design magazine Category: Education Furniture
About Steelcase Inc. For over 100 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®, Coalesse®, Designtex®, PolyVision® and Turnstone®. 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 2016 revenue of $3.1 billion.
About the Edison Awards™ The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.