Lew Epstein – General Manager, Coalesse
As general manager, Lew Epstein leads Coalesse, working closely with his experienced leadership team, diverse product and brand development teams and portfolio partners located around the world. Led by intuition, backed by research, and driven by design, Coalesse creates furnishings for the modern workplace that bring new life to work.
Previously, Lew started and led the Advanced Marketing + Applications group and the Integrated Technologies group for Steelcase, responsible for commercializing new work concepts by bringing them from research and design development to the marketplace. Prior to holding these positions, Lew was vice president and creative director at Metro, a Steelcase brand now part of Coalesse, where he was responsible for guiding design, marketing and environmental strategy.
Lew lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and studied at the California Institute of the Arts (CALARTS) before earning a bachelor of fine arts degree in furniture design from the University of the Arts (UARTS) in Philadelphia, PA.