Who We Are

Our History

Founded in 2014, Forward Space was formed though the merger of Chicagoland’s two leading Steelcase dealerships—Office Concepts and OEC Business Interiors. Both of our former companies shared rich histories in the marketplace dating back more than 50 years. Over that time, we have built a strong foundation with three full service facilities serving the needs of companies in the Chicagoland area, as well as a network of Steelcase dealers to meet the nationwide requirements of our customers.
Our Expertise

At Forward Space we not only focus on the physical workspace, we explore how it relates to employee productivity, creativity and collaboration. Through the integration of architecture, office furniture and technology solutions, we create environments that are tailored to the way you do business. We understand the kind of furniture you will need to integrate with the technology appliances of today, and how those needs may change in the future. Forward Space provides scalable solutions that will help you adapt to the ever-evolving technology landscape, as well as changes in business processes and the workforce.
Our Team

At Forward Space we understand the complex and demanding requirements of developing a highly functional, and flexible, work environment. We have spent the last 75 years perfecting our ability to adapt and grow with an organization and its varying physical space needs. Our associates are experts in the industry, bringing insights and experience to every project. When you choose to work with Forward Space, you are choosing a partner who will work with you to transform the stress of moving or growing your organization into an exciting collaborative process. We have mastered the art of change ourselves by evolving with our clients as we add new services and expertise to meet their needs.