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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.


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


  • 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

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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