At NeoCon 2018, we announced an exciting development: We’re joining Steelcase’s network of innovative partners. Steelcase will become the exclusive distributor of SnapCab® Pods. Working together will make us more accessible to forward-thinking organizations than ever.
What Is Steelcase?
Founded in 1912, Steelcase has provided inspiring space solutions for over a century. They host a family of brands featuring a wide variety of architecture, furniture and technology that help leading organizations get the job done. Their innovative approach and hard work clearly pay off — during the 2018 fiscal year, they earned $3.1 billion. Steelcase empowers offices, schools and healthcare organizations to create an ecosystem of spaces that promote focus, collaboration and learning.
Steelcase makes every kind of furniture and architecture involved in organizational spaces. Their seating and tables appear in rooms meant for both work and play. Storage solutions such as shelves and file cabinets lead to efficient work. Architecture and space dividers like our Pods let customers make the most out of their areas. Specialty furniture like school desks and patient chairs open up more opportunities for the healthcare and education industries.
Why Did We Decide to Partner?
When we work together with you to make the Pod you envision, we want you to have as many options as possible. The power of choice lets you create a space that fits your needs and taste. A Pod that aligns with your work philosophy encourages better thinking, collaborating and doing. Teaming up with Steelcase allows us to provide even more solutions for you. Steelcase has a similar approach that focuses on their clients. Selling Pods to their customers helps them achieve their goal of creating adaptive spaces for everyone. With Steelcase’s portfolio of creative options and our customizable Pods, the possibilities are just about endless.
This collaboration will also make Pods available to a larger audience. Steelcase has over 800 dealer locations all over the world. Now that we’ve joined the Steelcase network, we can quickly provide new spaces to people in North America. This means the United States, Canada and Mexico have easy access to solutions that work for them. As a bonus, reducing the distance between customer and product lessens our environmental footprint. Our partner Steelcase can now spread their philosophy of innovation more effectively by offering Pods in so many locations.
How Do SnapCab and Steelcase’s Missions Align?
Working with Steelcase was a no-brainer because we have goals and philosophies that unite perfectly. We both dedicate ourselves to empowering customers with only the best space solutions. Our strategies involve creating a quality experience, not just a quality product. At SnapCab, we design our process to be as simple as possible while offering a catalog full of design choices. Steelcase understands that progress requires all aspects of production and service to have the same vision. Their portfolio fosters social, economic and environmental sustainability.
Does This Partnership Affect SnapCab® Elevators and Portals?
For the time being, we plan to offer only Pods through Steelcase — you can buy our other products using the same methods you did before.
Where Can I Learn More?
If we didn’t answer one of your questions about this collaboration, feel free to contact us for more information.
Hi I’m Caleb Morsen with SnapCab, and I’m here at NeoCon 2018, and I’m going to give you a tour of our booth.
So, I’m going to start with our pod S, it’s the smallest of our three pods.
So, when you open the door, there’s a motion sensor.
That motion sensor is going to activate the lights and the fans.
So, the ventilation occurs, we have slots along the bottom of all of our panels.
And it’s pulling the outside air up and through the pod, exhausting it out.
So, the temperature outside the pod is only going to be a couple degrees different than the temperature inside the pod.
So, once you’re inside on the Pod S, I’m going to show you a couple of things.
One is our standard finish.
So, gloss white laminate is our standard finish.
It’s a whiteboard, so you can write anything you want on here.
It’s great for just being able to write down notes, while you’re on a call.
This is ideal for one, you can put two people in here for a short amount of time.
It’s really for one person to do some heads down time, work, to do Skype calls, any sort of work where you don’t want to be interrupted, personal phone calls, anything you need to do where you don’t want other people to interrupt you or hear what’s going on.
We’ve also got our power right on the table.
So, we’ve got your charging for any device that you would need.
You can also do things like ethernet, and other options for these ports as well.
So that’s our Pod S, and a feature of all of our pods is that they’re movable – they’re all on wheels.
So, this pod, as I’m going to demonstrate here, easily rotate it around, no problem, and wheel it back into place.
So, it’s great for easy relocation of our product.
And that’s true of all sizes of our product.
This is our Pod M, it’s one of our three sizes.
This pod is unique in that is has an integrated screen.
So, this is a custom option that’s available, where the screen is actually integrated into the glass panel, so there’s no seam.
You can whiteboard all over this wall and write over the screen if you want to.
The panel above it is actually a glass speaker, so we’ve turned the panel into our speaker.
So, it gives great sound, which I can demonstrate for you right here, by turning up our volume.
You can actually hear the panel vibrating with the sound, it’s pretty cool.
So that’s our Pod M, we’ve got some extra tall benches here to give you a little better acoustics with the tall bench.
Let’s jump over here to one of our other units.
This is our Pod L.
So, it is the largest of our pods.
So, it is designed for four to six people.
So, you can see right now there’s four people in there checking it out, and they could easily fit a couple more people in there no big deal.
So, this features our gorilla glass panels on the upper wall, which is a premium finish for us.
It’s really a beautiful finish.
Behind the glass we have a gigapixel image.
So, it’s a high-resolution photograph, it’s about 100 images all stitched together.
Amazing depth and detail in that picture.
So, when you get up close and look at it, you can see all it’s fine details.
And so that’s our Pod L.
And, over here we have one of our Pod M’s.
So, we’ve got a couple of additional upgrades in here.
So, on the sidewalls we got our acoustical panels, to really cut down on the sound transmission inside the pod and to prevent echo.
And, then on the back wall you’ve got gorilla glass whiteboard which is fantastic.
There’s also a touch control on the wall, those two little grey lines there actually control the lights – on, off and a dimmer as well which is a pretty cool feature.
This model features a black anodizing for the entire frame, so that’s another upgrade you can do.
The standard is our anodized finish, clear anodized, and this pod also features a framed door.
So, the other pods had a solid glass front door, this is a framed door.