Steelcase opens new WorkLife Centre in Bengaluru
Designed to help businesses create greater workplace experience and propel growth
Steelcase, the leading global brand in innovative workplace solutions, furniture, and technology products, has officially opened its new WorkLife Centre in Indiranagar, Bengaluru. The new home for Steelcase in India is strategically located to allow easy access from the Central Business District and areas with the highest concentration of start-ups, architecture & design firms, and other creative industries, offering customers a world of inspiring ideas and new workplace experiences to help them drive staff engagement and business performance.
Spanning over 12,740 sq-ft of space, the WorkLife Centre occupies a modern, four-storey standalone building featuring a double-height glass façade and an outdoor terrace. The design of the WorkLife Centre celebrates teamwork as the dominant mode of work today, demonstrating regionally relevant applications of Steelcase’s furniture and solutions that empower agile-inspired teams, especially those working in Bengaluru’s thriving technology industry. Users and visitors of the WorkLife Centre will experience human-centred spaces designed for collaboration and individual focus-tasks, as well as high-performance shared spaces – all curated based on Steelcase’s six key ancillary principles: privacy, posture, proximity, personality, productivity and psychological comfort.
As visitors arrive, they will be greeted at a communal oak café table by a concierge, before entering the WorkCafé – a welcoming and informal space, where guests and Steelcase employees can dine, meet, socialise and connect, kickstarting the showcase of an array of workplace settings: focus, collaborate, connect and rejuvenate. The identity of this WorkLife Centre pays homage to the city’s traditional past while celebrating its dynamic, technology-driven present and future. Drawing upon the city’s agricultural heritage and its recognition as India’s garden city, the architecture of the space forms a pristine backdrop of natural materials, textures and colours, allowing the carefully curated collections showcased within to infuse vibrancy and become the focal point.
Praveen Rawal, MD of Steelcase India, SAARC and Design Application APAC, said, “The opening of this new WorkLife Centre in Bengaluru comes at a time when leaders and organisations in India are focused on staying ahead in the disruptive economy. This space will serve as a platform for our customers to experience our innovative workplace solutions surrounding people, place and technology, helping them create a new kind of workspace and culture that will lead to better employee experiences and support their business growth.”