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Universal, our most versatile and extensive storage offering, expands what storage can do, while working seamlessly with a broad range of freestanding and panel systems.

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Features

More than Filing
Content for Collaboration
Maximizing Real Estate
Unified Aesthetics
Unlimited Possibilities

More than Filing

More than Filing

Expand What Storage Can Do

Storage should do more than hold files. It should augment your work process: provide easy access to materials, maximize real estate, act as a forum for collaboration, and contribute to a unified workplace aesthetic.

Universal, our most versatile and extensive storage offering, expands what storage can do, while working seamlessly with a broad range of freestanding and panel systems.

Content for Collaboration

Content for Collaboration

Make Collaboration More Spontaneous

Effective storage can make collaboration more spontaneous and productive. Universal lateral files with cushion top welcome guests for impromptu conversations, while also allowing users quick access to their personal possessions. Adjacent Universal lateral files in a team space provide storage for supplies and project artifacts, such as samples and swatches, reducing clutter on the worksurface.

Maximizing Real Estate

Maximizing Real Estate

Maximize Your Work Environment

To save workplace real estate, storage should be integrated in innovative ways and do more than simply hold materials. With its unified design aesthetic, Universal storage elegantly defines the workspace. Lateral files, towers, cabinets, bookcases and bins create boundaries, add visual privacy and effective storage. With a consistent aesthetic and comprehensive storage choices, Universal helps maximize your work environment.

Unified Aesthetics

Unified Aesthetics

Create a Consistent Design Aesthetic

Universal storage integrates seamlessly with other Steelcase systems. A natural fit with our most popular lines, such as c:scape, FrameOne and Answer, Universal works in freestanding and panel applications and on- or off-module configurations.

For a consistent design aesthetic, the clear choice is Universal.

Unlimited Possibilities

Unlimited Possibilities

Our most extensive and versatile storage line, Universal offers an array of sizes, drawer and shelf configurations, choices in steel, laminate and wood veneer, options in pulls, casters and glides, as well as both Steelcase standard and custom surface materials.

Insights

Insight 1: Workers Need Information Quickly

Nearly 100% of workers need quick, relevant information in order to do their job.

Insight 2: Project Teams + Group Work

The need for collaboration gives rise to more project teams and group work that requires ready access to stored materials.

Insight 3: Mobile Workers

Mobile workers need both short-term storage for project materials and personal items, as well as long-term archival storage.

Planning Ideas

MV6YB2HF_ISO

MV6YB2HF

Shared on-module storage provides maximum storage space and seated height privacy for residents in a compressed footprint.

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DA8SR2ZH_ISO

DA8SR2ZH

Shared off-module storage allows for efficient and accessible overhead storage while providing an open and collaborative environment.

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WWWPY7XE_ISO

WWWPY7XE

The private office is still necessary in administrative office spaces. Support the need for focus, along with collaboration.

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YW7H114R_ISO

YW7H114R

Public together; library; study space; help desk; I.T.; circulation desk; reference desk; mentoring; resource desk; librarian space.

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WYRQ1X3X_ISO

WYRQ1X3X

Private together; public together; library; study space; common space; ergonomic seating; workstation; array surface; diadic collaboration; student mentor station; librarian

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R0DZWWN0_ISO

R0DZWWN0

Public alone; library; study space; common space; serpentine; panel walls; computer lab; printing station; multiple displays.

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DNYVWX4W_ISO

DNYVWX4W

Public alone; library; study space; common space; serpentine; panel walls.

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11WDN27D_ISO

11WDN27D

Public alone; public together; library; study space; common space; 120-degree; flexibility.

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D0NWX1R2_ISO

D0NWX1R2

Private alone; library; study space; common space; graduate student space; ergonomic seating; height adjustability.

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WWR4YNV3_ISO

WWR4YNV3

Private alone; library; study space; common space; graduate student space; ergonomic seating.

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Sustainability

Overview
Life Cycle
LEED Contribution
Certifications

Overview

Overview

Designing for Sustainability

We believe the only way to provide the best office furniture solutions is to ensure they’re the best products for the environment. That’s why every step of the way – through design, manufacturing, delivery and product lifecycle – we consider the impact of our work on people and on the environment and uncover opportunities to make things better.

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84 %

Up to

recycled content

99 %

Up to

recyclable

Life Cycle

Life Cycle

Materials

Steel Fronts

Up to 99% recyclable
Made with up to 31% recycled content

Wood Fronts

Up to 88% recyclable
Made with up to 39% recycled content

Worksurfaces

Up to 31% recyclable
Made with up to 84% recycled content

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LEED Contribution

LEED Contribution

Steelcase supports the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification system with products that can contribute to LEED Building Design + Construction (BD&C), LEED Interior Design + Construction (ID&C), or LEED Operations + Maintenance (O&M) certification criteria.

Since the USGBC and its certification partner, GBCI, evaluate each project individually, the role our products play in achieving LEED certification is unique to each project.

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Universal Storage LEED Contribution

Steel Fronts

  • Recycled content
  • Regional materials
  • Low-Emitting materials
  • Sustainable purchasing

Wood Fronts

  • Recycled content
  • Regional materials
  • Rapidly renewable materials
  • Certified wood
  • Low-Emitting materials
  • Sustainable purchasing

Worksurfaces

  • Recycled content
  • Regional materials
  • Low-Emitting materials
  • Sustainable purchasing

Certifications

Certifications

Certifications can help you choose products that are environmentally sustainable and just right for your project. Universal Storage has achieved the following certifications:

Cradle to Cradle

Silver (Steel fronts only)

ANSI/BIFMA level Certified

Level 1 (steel fronts + wood fronts)

SCS Indoor Air Advantage Certified

SCS IAQ (wood fronts + worksurfaces)
SCS IAQ Gold (steel front + worksurfaces)

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Specifications

Standard + Optional Features
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Standard + Optional Features

Standard + Optional Features

Universal Bins + Shelves

  • ITC (In The Case) Door
    • Flat-front steel front
    • Wood front
    • Picture frame with glass front
    • Markerboard insert
    • Acrylic insert
    • Custom insert
  • OTC (Over The Case) Door
    • Flat-front
    • Radius steel front
    • Picture frame with glass front
    • Markerboard insert
    • Acrylic insert
    • Custom insert
  • CF (Curved Front Bin) Door
    • Painted
    • Wood
  • Sliding Door
    • Steel
    • Wood

Universal Lateral Files + Pedestals

Standard

  • 5H standard with fixed shelf and receding door in top opening; 13.5″H opening supports binder storage
  • 1″H steel top
  • Finished back
  • Removable drawer fronts

Optional

  • Front styles
    • Flush
    • Steel
    • Proud steel
    • Proud wood
  • Pull styles
    • Integral (flush only)
    • Contemporary
    • Jazz
    • Bar
    • Handle
    • c:scape (proud only)
  • Tops
    • Security
    • No top
    • Laminate
    • Wood
  • Individual locking drawers

Universal Cabinets + Bookcases

  • Combination Cabinet
  • Storage Cabinet
  • Wardrobe Cabinet

Universal Towers

  • Depth: 24″, 30″ (Open Side, Vertical Drawer, and Workstation Vertical)
  • Width: 15″ (Workstation Vertical), 24″
  • Height: 47-1/2″, 52″, 65-1/2″

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Global Availability

Global Availability

This product is available in the following regions:

  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Central America
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • South America
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