Furniture consists of seating, tables, and cabinets that can be used for indoor and outdoor applications. Office furniture and industrial furniture are used in many business and commercial applications. Typically furniture is chosen for its practicality, reliability, and efficiency.
There are several basic types of furniture for office and industrial use. In addition, there are many different styles for each type of furniture.
Seating is a common type of office furniture and industrial furniture. There are different types of seating to serve the numerous purposes. Seating can include various types of the following products:
When selecting an appropriate type of seating, it is necessary to consider the purpose of the furniture. Seating purposes include:
- Conference room seating
- Individual desk chairs
- Reception chairs
Construction materials for seating furniture include:
- Stainless steel
Tables are available with various options, including: shelving or cabinetry, light or heavy-duty, and flat or tilted. Other more specialized furniture options are also available, such as ball transfer stations that assist with packing and production processes. Two ways to efficiently store materials and reduce clutter is to choose a table with a drawer or shelf underneath.
Office and industrial cabinets are furniture that comes in a variety of shapes and sizes to meet specific purposes. Examples include:
- Filing cabinets
- Lockers (group and individual)
- Safety storage
- Modular storage cabinets
This type of furniture may have optional features such as a locking system, fire / hazard resistance, see-thru visibility, mobility, and more. Inner shelving and storage bins are popular additions to the basic cabinet structure.
Most cabinets are produced from industrial steel due to its long-lasting durability; however, another popular option is the woven wire cabinets that allow easy visibility.
BS 3044 - Guide to ergonomics principles in the design and selection of office furniture
A-A-3173 - Office furniture, wood, unitized