Teknion is a leading international designer, manufacturer and marketer of mid- to high-end office systems and related furniture products. Their integrated product portfolio encompasses several lines of systems furniture, mobile furniture, architectural wall systems, seating, storage and filing, freestanding casegoods and accessories.

Teknion embraces change and its inherent possibilities. Their culture is one of innovation. A diverse, yet integrated product line allows companies to adapt to new forms of work as they unfold. Teknion products perform independently and in concert, combining in virtually unlimited configurations that fit new needs as the world’s economies and cultures evolve. Teknion seeks to realize the power of design to enhance our ability to interact with one another and our world. Teknion creates furniture that connects people, technology and spaces; an integrated design with unlimited possibilities for the future of business.


Founded in Canada in 1966, The Global Group is one of the largest manufacturers and marketers of quality business furniture in the world. Their facilities include more than 40 just-in-time manufacturing and product assembly plants, plus offices, showrooms, and distribution facilities. Customer service is the cornerstone of their continued success and the reason why the Global choice is often the first choice for office furniture solutions by clients the world over.

The Global Group was founded with the basic objective of manufacturing well-made office furniture at affordable prices. That mission continues today through a network of vertically integrated suppliers, manufacturers, marketers and distributors. Global offers a very broad range of office products and services designed to meet the needs of today’s changing workplace. Their diverse workforce is made up of employees who come from many countries, and who take pride in making quality products that are sold throughout the world.

Global manufactures an extensive selection of office furniture in the areas of seating, files and storage, casegoods, panels and computer accessories. The people at Global are proud to bring you office furniture manufactured with ergonomic features integrated into every product in order to help build a healthy, comfortable and productive work environment.


DIRTT — Doing It Right This Time — provides custom, modular interiors. DIRTT walls, millwork, power and network solutions are product neutral and designed by and for their clients. Their walls go far beyond any demountable walls before them.

DIRTT is radically and profitably modernizing the multi-billion dollar construction industry. Previously unimagined mass-custom modular solutions offer speed, design, performance and environmental sustainability for the built environment. The result is a powerful investment for their Clients and a potent strategy for DIRTT as a company.

The DIRTT approach is less a modular wall system than it is an adaptive approach to rapid construction. At the core of the solution is a set of simple yet robust interface elements that support reconfiguration, extreme levels of customization, and distributed manufacturing. This approach is key in ensuring the successful installation of a custom solution in a short period of time.

Every level of DIRTT reflects their devotion to the environment. Their solutions mitigate waste, energy and sprawl for their Clients. Their manufacturing methods, marketing tools and people are continually lessening the waste stream, carbon footprint and energy use. Every day they prove environmental sustainability is a profitable enterprise that does not cost their Clients more and in fact can improve their own efficiencies.

Herman Miller

Herman Miller, Inc., works for a better world around you. They do this by designing furnishings and related services that improve the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn, and live. Their curiosity, ingenuity, and design excellence create award-winning products and services. These, along with our innovative business practices and a commitment to responsible leadership, have established them as an admired global company. They became a public company in 1970. Net sales in fiscal year 2010 were $1.319 billion.

Herman Miller is represented through subsidiaries and corporate offices, independent dealers, and licensees in over 40 countries in North America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and Latin America. The company sells its products and services through a substantial, global dealer network of independent and company-owned businesses, including specialized Herman Miller Workplace Resource and Office Pavilion dealerships. Herman Miller also maintains nine showrooms located in major U.S. markets.


Knoll is recognized internationally for creating workplace furnishings that inspire, evolve and endure. Their commitment to innovation and modern design has yielded a comprehensive portfolio of office systems, seating, files and storage, tables and desks, wood casegoods, textiles and accessories.

Since their founding in 1938, design integrity has been their guiding principle as they offer insight into the way business is changing and into what’s possible—now and for the future.

They believe good design is good business. Their commitment to modern design has yielded a comprehensive portfolio of furniture products and textiles designed to provide enduring value and help clients shape their workspaces with imagination and vision. Knoll has been recognized as a design leader worldwide. Their products are exhibited in major art museums, with more than 40 pieces in the permanent Design Collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Knoll watches how the modern office is evolving, and they make furniture that responds and adapts to changing needs. They think about the emergence of a new workplace climate, the meaning of new workplace planning models and how ecological principles inform their product designs. Knoll engages in research activities, including independent field studies; collaborations with customers, universities and industry associations; and ongoing dialogue with experts from the fields of technology, architecture, design, organizational behavior, psychology and business management.


Groupe Lacasse, based in St. Pie, Quebec, Canada, is a North American leader in the design, manufacture and service of a broad range of high-quality office furniture products under the Lacasse®, United Chair®, and Nvision® brands.

Founded in 1956, Groupe Lacasse offers advanced design and value products in laminate office furniture, steel storage and filing, workplace systems and seating. The company has manufacturing facilities throughout North America.

Groupe Lacasse is well known as the industry leader in thermofused laminate office furniture. They have achieved this status through constant innovation and design – core values of their company. The result is fresh and inventive styling, new material choices, advanced features and leading-edge engineering.

Groupe Lacasse now encompasses a full-service program of office furniture, systems, seating, and steel filing and storage. They work hard to instill their core values and pioneering spirit in all of their divisions and product lines.


Artopex has spent 30 years building quality office furniture in their home province of Quebec and building solid relationships all over North America.

Starting in 1980 with a vision, a minimal investment and a small space, Artopex Inc. is now a privately-owned corporation with its headquarters in Granby, Quebec. The company is comprised of four plants (two in Granby, one in Laval, and one in Sherbrooke) totalling over 500,000 square feet of production capacity, three Canadian showrooms (Montreal, Toronto and Calgary) and a North American distribution network.

The foundation for these activities are based on their mission, their vision and their history.


Since 1928, Nightingale has provided the world with innovative seating solutions. While much has changed over the past 80 years in the design and function of seating, their commitment to comfort, quality and innovation has always remained a constant. Many of our current seating products are patented and or design registered, and clearly demonstrate their commitment to the future of office seating.

Nightingale takes great pride in the many awards and testimonials that their products and organization has garnered over the years, including their environmental policies that they have developed and promoted for many years. They believe that their reliable and innovative products backed by their exceptional service and customer satisfaction policies will sustain their growth with the continued support of their valued customer.

Nightingale’s commitment to operational excellence is a reflection of their strongly held values and history of innovation. Their customers’ needs are not confined to the work environment alone, but focus also on the processes that support their design, specification, manufacturing, delivery, installation and ongoing service. Customers are concerned with the reliability of every aspect of their relationship with Nightingale. To address these concerns, Nightingale continually applies, and even pioneer, innovative practices and technologies to their operations network, from the dealer, through their manufacturing, and to their vendors.


By focusing on every customer to create a unique and memorable experience, Allsteel are able to create long term value for their customers: spaces that make a statement, products that address real problems, solutions that are tailored to increase the bottom line and help organizations be more effective. At Allsteel, being responsive means listening to what customers say their needs are, and deliver a complete solution that is specific to their needs today, and in the future. As a result of the way they approach their business, they are rewarded with customer loyalty and trust. How did they do this? If you ask their customers, they will tell you that it is the quality of people at Allsteel that make the difference.

Good design is functionality made beautiful. Elegant lines, beautiful finishes and a wide selection of options are details that are designed into every product to help employees work more comfortably, efficiently, and effectively, in a workspace that inspires.

Advanced Functionality means actually solving real problems. Allsteel believes that their products should be designed to solve the problems faced by customers every day. This is why they seek out customer feedback throughout their entire design process. Solving problems by advancing the functionality of each product is their approach to product development. Durability is engineered and manufactured into our products so they stand up to extended use and multiple reconfigurations, and look great over time. Durable material choices, precise engineering and lean manufacturing practices allow Allsteel to offer products that are intended to have a long life. They pay attention to what materials are used and how they affect the environment. Allsteel stands behind their products with a lifetime warranty.

Human Scale

Since their start in 1983, Humanscale has built a solid reputation—and amassed an impressive trophy collection—as a design and innovation leader. Their mission to develop high-performance ergonomic office tools that solve functional problems as simply and elegantly as possible was notably recognized by the design community in 2004 when they were named by I.D. magazine as one of ten “best companies” worldwide that “help push design forward.”

Humanscale made its first significant mark as an innovation pioneer in the late 1990s with the introduction of high-performance articulating keyboard systems, which offer effortless one-touch adjustability while eliminating the knee-clearance issues associated with competing solutions. Today the company is the runaway leader in that product category. But it was Humanscale’s entry into the task seating market that truly turned heads.

In 1999, Humanscale took the contract furniture industry by storm with the introduction of the Freedom chair, designed by ergonomics pioneer Niels Diffrient. The revolutionary seating solution broke new ground by combining unprecedented functionality with minimal manual controls, utilizing dynamic mechanisms that respond to the requirements of each individual user automatically. In 2009, Humanscale sold its millionth Freedom chair.

Steel Case

Steelcase brands offer a comprehensive portfolio of workplace products, furnishings and services, inspired by nearly 100 years of insight gained serving the world’s leading organizations. Steelcase globally accessible through a network of channels, including over 650 dealers. They design for social, economic and environmental sustainability.

Steelcase is a global, publicly traded company leading their industry with fiscal 2010 revenue of approximately $2.3 billion and nearly 13,000 employees around the world. The leadership team is based at the global headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Steelcase Inc. encompasses three core brands — Steelcase, Turnstone and Coalesse – and several sub-brands, including Nurture, their healthcare division.

Steelcase was founded in 1912 by a few people with a strong commitment to integrity and doing the right thing for their customers, employees, business partners, associates and neighbors. Their principles became the foundation of their company, passed on from decade to decade. Their employees are their greatest asset and living these values is at the core of all that they do, just as it was in the past.


Haworth Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of organic workspaces, including raised floors, movable walls, systems furniture, seating, storage and wood casegoods. Family-owned and privately held, Haworth is headquartered in Holland, Michigan, and serves markets in more than 120 countries through a global network of more than 600 dealers. The company had net sales of US $1.11 billion in 2009.

Haworth’s roots were planted in 1948. In a garage in Holland, Michigan, G.W. Haworth first started his business to help put his kids through college. As the company grew in sales and acquisitions, G.W.’s son Dick assumed the position of CEO and then Chairman of the Board. Under Dick’s leadership, Haworth has become a truly global company. In 2009, Matthew Haworth, Dick’s son was appointed Chairman.

Haworth’s strategic direction begins with its core values: a passion for serving customers, serving members, embracing change, continuous pursuit of greater efficiencies and striving for unmatched excellence in quality.

Building on these principles, Haworth seeks to meet its performance objectives through the leveraging of its global capabilities, a unique adaptable workspaces approach and a designed performance standard for quality and product engineering. This allows Haworth to provide a broad set of solutions anywhere in the world with the highest standard of quality.