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Universal Storage 

by Steelcase
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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.


    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.


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    Insight 1: Workers Need Information Quickly

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

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    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.

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    Insight 3: Mobile Workers

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

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    Designing for Sustainability

    We create products that are good for people, and good for the world. Our products and operations are designed around a commitment to reduce climate change, reinforced by sustainable practices across our value chain.
    Our Sustainable Design framework ensures our products are designed with consideration of life cycle thinking and cradle-to-cradle principles:

    • Source materials responsibly
    • Minimize global warming and other life cycle impacts
    • Ensure material health
    • Enable end-of-use strategies

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    Universal Storage Product Environmental Profile


    Standard + Optional Features
    Global Availability

    Standard + Optional Features

    Standard + Optional Features

    Universal Bins + Shelves

    • ITC (In The Case) Door
      • Flat-front steel front
      • Wood front
    • OTC (Over The Case) Door
      • Flat-front
      • Radius steel front
    • CF (Curved Front Bin) Door
      • Painted
      • Wood
    • Sliding Door
      • Steel
      • Wood

    Universal Lateral Files + Pedestals


    • 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


    • 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
    • Integrated Storage
      • 1-High for Extended Range Ology Desks
      • 1.5-High for Basic Range Ology Desks
      • 1-High for Extended Range Migration SE Desks
      • 1.5-High for Basic Range Migration SE Desks

    Universal Cabinets + Bookcases

    • Combination Cabinet
    • Storage Cabinet

    Universal Towers

    • Depth: 24″ (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:

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