Top Ten: Stylish Office Storage Solutions

Although offices can look as cool as the interior design of your modern house these days, many spaces continue onward with understated gray hues adorning clunky file cabinets that don't fit the scene. Sometimes the best way to feel confident and prosperous in the work place - whether it's at home in your office or in a large corporate setting - is to make people feel special by using beautiful design. In our Top Ten this week, we take a second glance at the storage solutions for the office that are often overlooked.

Include Colorful File Cabinets or Office Storage Systems To Maximize Authenticity in Your Workplace

1. 360° Container

DESIGNER: Konstantin Grcic
PRICE: $742- 1,316
Dimensions: 19.3" W x 16.5"D x 33.3" or 54.5"H

A storage system that complements the 360° chair and stool by Konstantin Grcic for Magis, the 360° Container and its swiveling drawers spread out from a vertical axis. Made from singular units that sit atop easy to maneuver castor wheels, this modular file cabinet system is done in ABS. Choose which glossy color out of the five offered - black, white, orange, olive green, red, or light grey - suits your fancy to update your home or commercial office setting.

Top Ten: Stylish Office Storage Solutions

2. Meridian Storage Tower
PRICE: Available upon request
Dimensions: 24"W x 24"D x 75"H

The Meridian Storage Tower stands tall and firm, holding all of your items safely while giving you the file storage you need with the added wardrobe space for a coat or hat, and lateral, locking drawers for supplies. Flexibility in this Meridian Storage Tower is the key word. Considering its side-facing bookcase that can be used to store tools and books alike, it also has more than 75 color options on textured or smooth steel available. Go for a modern look with perforated patterns that coordinate with other Herman Miller systems or keep it gym locker-simple and go for solid shades of whatever color matches your space.

Top Ten: Stylish Office Storage Solutions

3. e_serie
MANUFACTURER: Team by Wellis
PRICE: Available upon request
Dimensions: 46"-71"H x 21.25"- 42.5"W

Use this storage system by Kurt Eml for Team By Wellis as a showcase, an office container of sorts, or a combination visible/invisible unit. Modular, it's single or double-width versions, or the triple high version, come in varied sizes and with material options galore. Team by Wellis states, "Various drawer heights as well as an option without doors for frequent using make the e_serie a true all-rounder."

Top Ten: Stylish Office Storage Solutions

4. Storage
PRICE: $1,030- 2,130
Dimensions: 35-1/2"W x 17-3/8"D x 28-5/8"H sideboard, 39-3/8"W x 17-3/8"D x 75-1/2"H storage cabinet, many other configurations in widths of 31.5"-47.2
In a huge range of sizes, colors, and suggesting various purposes, Vitra Storage is a complete line of casegoods in standard widths and heights. This line of Storage products uses cabinets and shelving, pull-out drawers, hinged doors, and rolling shutters to create many different options for your entire office space. Their surfaces are finished the same - in soft light, maple, or dark brown beech - that help to link them together vertically, horizontally, or back-to-back, if necessary. Storage is pre-assembled for transport so that on-site assembly is reduced to linking individual units together and adding accessories.

Top Ten: Stylish Office Storage Solutions

5. Self Shelving System

DESIGNER: Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec
PRICE: Available upon request
Dimensions: varies

A modular shelving unit called Self, this brightly colored, open filing station uses both horizontal and vertical walls to divide up the space to conquer your organization. It is available in a wide variety of sizes and colors and in so many configurations it's hardly worth limiting. Self can be left open or kept closed and is accessible from each side. Made from polypropylene with dividing walls of polycarbonate and pull rods of galvanized steel it projects the idea that limitless opportunities with books, displaying items or dividing rooms are possible.

Top Ten: Stylish Office Storage Solutions

6. X Series Storage
PRICE: $600- 2800
Dimensions: varies

If you need options in your office design, the X Series system proudly presents thousands. Choose from more than 25 laminate colors, 14 paint shades, 7 translucents, and 13 woods that can truly stand the test of time in busy office settings. The safe, patented box-in-box construction with full drawer extensions and superior rack-and-pinion locking mechanism comes with one of the most comprehensive warranties in the market of office systems.

Top Ten: Stylish Office Storage Solutions

7. Eclipse Powered Mobile Storage
MANUFACTURER: Spacesaver Corporation
PRICE: Available upon request
Dimensions: 3'- 81' in length

Super flexible in sizing, the Eclipse is offered in many different configurations to fit your space, making powered high-density mobile storage more affordable than ever. Created by Spacesaver, the 3' - 81' system allows your office storage a customizable approach by allowing you to build a powered storage system with only what you need, saving you money on features you may not use. Since it is modular, its design allows for easy upgrades in the future too, without breaking the bank.

Top Ten: Stylish Office Storage Solutions

8. Turnstone Storage
PRICE: $250-1,050
Dimensions: varies

Keep your office space organized and tidy with the Turnstone Storage by Steelcase. It complements other products in their line up and has a minimal footprint. An entire family of products coordinate together with matching pulls and platform architecture, all backed by the Steelcase Limited Lifetime Warranty. In addition to their simple, solid aesthetic, the Turnstone line meets all ANSI/BIFMA standards.

Top Ten: Stylish Office Storage Solutions

9. Bedford Open File Cabinet
PRICE: $199 and up
Dimensions: 21" W x 17" D x 28.5" H

For the home office, the Espresso, Antique White, or Black cabinet of this Bedford Open File Cabinet helps keep your desk organized. All finishes are sanded byhand along the edges, then hand-rubbed to perfection. The versatility of the Bedford Open File Cabinet lends itself to everything from neatly filed paperwork to school homework and can be paired with other pieces in the collection to create an entire room design.

Top Ten: Stylish Office Storage Solutions

10. Cork Filing Cabinets
MANUFACTURER: Iannone Design
PRICE: $995- 1,450
Dimensions: 15.75"L x 21"D x 23"H pedestal, 33"L x 21"D x 25"H lateral

The greenest file cabinets for your work area are the Cork Filing Cabinets by Iannone Design out of Philadelphia. They have laser cut cork graphics on the fronts of their FSC certified bamboo plywood structures and are finished in a low-VOC waterbased lacquer. The cork is renewable, harvested from the bark of the cork tree with no harm to the tree itself. The Cork Filing Cabinets are new for 2010 and their drawer fronts use a finger groove routed in the edge for easy use.

Top Ten: Stylish Office Storage Solutions

Hope you enjoyed our roundup of the Top Ten of Stylish Office Storage Solutions!

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Posted January 4, 2011 by Sonja Hall

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