Market Tools

Ideas, Inspiration & Information

The role of the A&D firm brings immense value to the client experience.  At NBS, we work to partner and collaborate with architectural and design firms to reinforce their design intent and deepen the value of the client experience.   We do this through creating functional, innovative and inspiring worksetting and product applications.

NBS Industry Tools

Our goal is to support the needs of an architectural and design firm by:

  • Referring architectural and design firms to NBS clients where service needs could add value
  • Supporting design services to architectural only firms
  • Supporting design firms with furniture selections and specifications
  • Educating clients on the benefits of workplace design

Our industry resource page houses  valuable content and is a convenient starting point for those who need planning and design ideas; COM, performance, sustainability and LEED calculators; reference libraries for finishes, metals, fabrics; computer symbols for furniture, and much more.

Check back often as we continue to build this resource center.


Thought Starters

A dream. A memorable quote. A cool photo. A sketch on a cocktail napkin -- The best projects all start with inspiration. Find your inspiration in our collection of IdeaBooks, apps and websites.

  • Inspiring Spaces Lookbook

    The Inspiring Spaces Lookbook is designed to showcase how the Steelcase family of brands can respond to this cultural movement with spaces that blend design, materiality and performance.

  • Inspiring Spaces

    A site showcasing workplaces that are designed to support the emotional, cognitive and physical needs of people.

  • Steelcase Workplace Solutions Digital Tool

    The Workplace Solutions Digital Tool provides examples of spaces that are designed to adapt and evolve over time and optimize real estate while fostering higher levels of employee engagement.

  • Steelcase Marketplace

  • Steelcase WorkCafe IdeaBook

  • Steelcase Pinterest Page

    Steelcase helps leading organizations – in business, healthcare and education – create the places that can unlock the promise of their people.

  • Coalesse Pinterest Page

    See what the Coalesse Applications Team has discovered on Pinterest, the world’s biggest collection of everybody’s favorite things.


Planning Ideas

With its growing collection of versatile workspaces, Planning Ideas is your resource to help inspire, envision, and plan Steelcase solutions. Access worksetting application layouts in 2D and 3D AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit, and more. All the information you need to start designing a smarter and harder working space is at your fingertips; simply start by choosing a category: product, application, square foot or price.


Surface Materials

Looking for a blue seating upholstery? Find it here. Looking for our smooth metallic paints? Find them here. Looking for our wood veneer options? Find them here.


Spec Guides

Specification guides provide complete information to help you better understand and specify products.


Checklists & Budget Tools

Use these checklists and tools to help keep every aspect of your project running smoothly.