Desk Systems

Answer Beam

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Answer beam builds a robust workspace complete with storage, privacy and power at a low-height and lighter scale. ​

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See how Answer beam and the entire family of Answer solutions support both individuals and groups, with the flexibility to adapt and evolve as the needs of your organization, your people and your culture shift.​

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Lighten Up

Answer Beam’s integrated top cap rail supports mounted storage, screens, worksurfaces and work tools, greatly expanding possibilities for varied work settings that feel more open and inviting.

Customized Solution

Answer beam accommodates tethered, fixed-height desking and can also be combined with height-adjustable desks to encourage healthy movement and posture support, from seated to standing height. Answer beam offers a wide range of low-height applications that define spaces and provide power access. Answer beam utilizes the same junction and horizontal connecting bar construction as Answer panels.

Answer beam settings support a variety of both beam-mounted and freestanding storage solutions, with integrated power and cable access options.

Answer Family

One Solution. Endless possibilities.

Answer Beam is part of a family of products designed to support both individuals and groups, in resident and nomadic settings, with the flexibility to adapt and evolve as the needs of your organization, your people and your culture shift.

Answer fence, beam, panel system and freestanding furniture offer a range of applications, aesthetics, technology integration and privacy, optimizing creativity and performance.​

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Answer Fence offers freestanding, light-scale space division, while providing power and data distribution and access. The fence was designed as a complementary element to plan with height-adjustable and freestanding desks to create a simple and complete solution.

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Answer Panels

Answer Panels are designed to create spaces within the open floorplan that help organizations balance collaboration and privacy, support mobility and optimize real estate, through the broadest range of applications.

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Answer Freestanding

Answer Freestanding features desks, tables, storage units that create individual workstations, private offices and team spaces, all with a consistent aesthetic.

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Life Cycle
LEED Contribution




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.

70 %

Up to


44 %

Up to

recycled content

Life Cycle

Life Cycle


Up to 71% recyclable
Made up of up to 44% recycled content
PVC-free edge banding available
PVC-free power available


Manufactured using Clarity™ wood finish process

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.

answer BEAM LEED Contribution

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



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

Cradle to Cradle Certified™


ANSI/BIFMA level Certified

Level 1

System SCS IAQ Gold



Dimensions + Components
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Dimensions + Components

Dimensions + Components

Answer Beam Components

Junctions + Connections

  • Horizontal frame packages: 24″–72″W
  • End-of-Run, In-line, L, T, X, V and Y Junctions: 28.5″H
  • Beam to Panel Connections: L, T, X: 42″–66″H
  • Beam Top Cap Rail: 24″–96″W
  • Panel and Beam Foot


  • Fabric (Standard Height, To the Floor, Big Open Base): 24″–72″W
  • Steel (Standard Height, To the Floor, Big Open Base): 24″–72″W
  • Laminate and Wood (Standard Height, To the Floor): 24″–48″W


  • Universal Beam Screen: 24″–96″W; 13.5″, 19.5″H
  • Beam End-of-Run Boundary Screens (Single-Sided, Spanning, Split, L): 27″–72″W; 28.5″, 42″, 48″H
  • Beam On-Module In-line Boundary Screens, (T and X Configurations): 27″–72″W; 42″, 48″H
  • Beam Centered In-line Boundary Screens (Single Sided): 24″–72″W; 28.5″, 42″, 48″H

Height-Adjustable Desks

  • Migration: 23″–35″D; 46″–70″W
  • Ology: 23″–36″D; 34″–76″W

System Worksurfaces

  • Straight: 18″–30″D; 24″–96″W
  • Straight 120°: 24″, 30″D; 48″–72″W
  • Tapered: 18/24″, 24/30″D; 48″–72″W
  • Taper-Flat: 18/24″, 18/30″, 24/30″D; 60″, 72″W
  • 120° Corner: 24″, 30″D; 36″–48″W

Worksurface Supports

  • FrameOne Legs for Answer Beam (Closed Loop, Open Loop, Half Loop): 24″, 30″D
  • Beam Cantilever
  • Post Leg
  • Tether Bracket
  • Beam Intermediate Support; 1H, 1.5H

Low Storage

  • 1H, 1.5H, 2H Universal Laminate Enhanced Laterals
  • 1.5H Universal Laminate Enhanced Credenzas
  • 1H Ology Integrated Universal Laminate Enhanced Lateral
  • Universal Laminate Enhanced Mobile Pedestal
  • High Density Storage: 42″, 48″H

Mid Storage

  • Universal Laminate Enhanced Overheads: 15″D, 15″H, 36″–72″W
  • Universal Laminate Enhanced Organizers: 15″D, 8 27/32″H, 36″–72″W
  • Single-Sided Stanchion
  • Double-Sided/Centered Stanchion
  • Mid-Storage Support; 1.5H, 2H

Global Availability

Global Availability

This product is available in the following regions:

  • North America
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