Answer Fence 

by Steelcase
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    Create an open and social workspace with Answer fence, an office desk barrier.

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    See how Answer fence 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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    Flexible Solution

    Simply Smart

    Answer Fence expands the possibilities for varied, easy-to-change work settings that feel more open and inviting.

    Smart Design


    With its low profile and open base, Answer fence lends a light, clean aesthetic. It is available in a variety of paint finishes to blend in or stand out.


    Fence blends with the other Answer family products to create a complete open-plan solution. View the animation below to see Answer fence’s valuable position in a blended Answer floorplan.

    Integrated Power

    Answer fence is a freestanding spine that delivers quick, flexible access to power and data throughout a space. Answer fence provides standard-capacity and high-capacity data options as well as an option to omit power altogether. These features allows Answer fence to meet your power and data needs.

    Answer Family

    One Solution. Endless possibilities.

    Answer Fence 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 Beam

    Answer Beam offers a collection of supporting elements that connect and integrate at a lower elevation to complement an open floorplan. This allows for access to daylight, encourages collaboration and offers an updated feel.

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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.

    Learn more about Answer Freestanding

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    Designing for Sustainability

    We’re working toward better futures for the planet by recognizing our role in climate change and reducing our environmental impact, to help build a more sustainable and resilient world. We do this by making, sourcing and delivering products that help reduce our carbon footprint, designing for circularity, and choosing and using materials responsibly.​

    Since its introduction, Answer’s durable frame construction extended its useful life as it was reconfigured and reused. Today, Answer® is even more planet friendly: new engineered bulk packaging fits 100 screens in each pack (versus 48) and eliminates single-use foam, saving over 60,000 lbs. per year. Answer skins shipped in bulk cuts down on plastic packaging, reducing plastic film use by 95%. A new process to apply reclaimed paint to Answer junctions diverted 97,000 pounds of waste powder coat from landfills.​​

    Answer panel systems has a third-party verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for complete lifecycle environmental impact transparency, has achieved BIFMA LEVEL® 3 certification, has a Red List Approved Declare label from the Living Building Challenge and indoor air quality (IAQ) certification through Scientific Certification Systems Indoor Advantage™ Gold.

    Answer Fence Product Environmental Profile


    Dimensions + Components
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    Dimensions + Components

    Dimensions + Components


    Junctions + Connections

    • 24”W, 30”W, 36”W, 42”W, 48”W, 60”W, 72”W Horizontal Packages
    • Steel Covers
    • 27-1/2”H End of Run, Inline, L, T, X, V & Y Junctions
    • Fence Foot


    • Fabric Screen – 13-1/2”H, 19-1/2”H; 24-96”W
    • Glass Screen – 13 ½”H, 19 ½”H; 24-72”W
    • Laminate Boundary Screens – Single-Sided, Spanning; 42”H, 48”H; 27”-75”W
    • Wood Boundary Screens – Single-Sided, Spanning; 42”H, 48”H; 27”W-75”W

    Desks + Tables (Freestanding – Fixed + Mobile)

    • Straight – 18-7/8”, 24”, 30”D; 24”W-96”W
    • Tapered – 18-7/8”/24”, 24”/30”D; 48”-72”W
    • Corner – 24”, 30”D; 36”-48”W
    • Corner 120 – 24”, 30”D; 36”-48”W

    Height Adjustable Desks

    • Migration
      • Rectangular 29”D, 35”D; 46”-70”W
    • Ology
      • Rectangular 23”D, 29”D, 35”D; 34”-76”W
      • Tapered 23”D/29”D; 58”-76”W
      • 90-Degree Corner 23”D; 52”-76”W
      • 120-Degree 23”D; 34”-64”W


    • Mobile Pedestal (BF, FF, BBF)
    • Open Side Tower
    • Full Front Tower
    • Vertical Drawer Tower
    • High Density storage cabinet
    • Personal Console

    Global Availability

    Global Availability

    This product is available in the following regions:

    • North America
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