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Coalesse

Coalesse

Coalesse is a manufacturer of office furniture and is a subsidiary of Steelcase.

Coalesse is a furniture company launched in 2008 as a division of Steelcase. It was a partnership of the companies Brayton, Metro, and Vecta. Coalesse officially launched during NeoCon 2008 in the Merchandise Mart with Frank Merlotti, Jr. as the head of the company. As of June 2008, Coalesse employed over 600 people. In 2012, Steelcase announced that Coalesse would be expanding their business operations in Europe.

Design Studio

Coalesse’s research and design teams were originally based in San Francisco. In 2016, their design team consisted of 7-8 designers working internally along with design partners around the world. In 2018, the design studio was relocated to Munich, Germany.

Some of Coalesse’s design partnerships include:

  • Scott Wilson, SW_1 collection
  • Cory Grosser, CG-1
  • Toan Nguyen, Lagunitas collection
  • Brian Kane, Bindu chairs
  • Jean-Marie Massaud, Massaud work lounge
  • Michael Young, LessThanFive chair
  • Patricia Urquiola, Hosu lounge chair
  • Emilia Borgthorsdottir, Sebastopol tables
  • Designtex
  • Arzu Studio Hope
  • Sagegreenlife
  • Viccarbe
  • Carl Hansen & Son
  • Emu
Awards

NeoCon Awards for Coalesse

Year
Award
Product

2009

Gold Award

Denzien

2009

Silver Award

Emu Heaven

2010

Enhancements Silver Award

Topo Freestanding Collection

2010

Occasional Innovation Award

SW_1

2011

Gold Award

Sebastopol Table

Other Awards

Year
Award
Product

2009

Bronze IDEA Award

Vecta Akira Tables

2009

Good Design Award

Andoo and Holy Day Collections

2010

Designs for Dignity Sustainability Award

2011

Interiors + Sources Readers' Choice Award: Honorable Mention

Sebastopol Table

2012

Interiors + Sources Readers' Choice Award: Honorable Mention

CG_1 Table

Timeline

2008
Coalesse was founded.

Patents

Further Resources

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

How is Furniture Designed to Help Work? Read This.

March 2016

What Happens after you Coalesse? The metamorphosis of Brayton, Metro & Vecta

Brad Powell

October 20, 2008

References

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