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Brett Kincaid

Director of Design



As Director of Design for Steelcase Inc.’s North American Studio, Brett Kincaid leads a team of designers in Grand Rapids, Michigan focused on improving the experiences of people at work and our relationship with the built environment. Starting from observation and user insights the Steelcase team creates objects and spaces that address the changing nature of work, technology and culture. Since joining Steelcase in May of 2001 as a Principal Designer, Brett has lead a wide range of projects in both Grand Rapids and Strasbourg, France.


Born in 1970, Brett Kincaid grew up in places as diverse as New South Wales Australia, Zurich Switzerland and the tiny town of Freedom, Wisconsin. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) he spent much of his early career working with sculptors, craftsmen and “hands on” designers. These experiences formed his fundamental belief that thinking with our hands and making is at the core of creative exploration.