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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.

 

Types

 

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

 

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:

  • Couches
  • Chairs
  • Benches
  • Stools
  • Other

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
  • Other

Construction materials for seating furniture include:

  • Wood
  • Aluminum
  • Stainless steel
  • Leather
  • Fabric
  • Mesh
  • Microfiber

 

Tables

 

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.

 

Tables are furniture made from wood, aluminum, and stainless steel. Despite the base material, the top may be covered in composite wood, a laminate, steel, or a rounded-edge maple top.

 

Cabinets

 

Office and industrial cabinets are furniture that comes in a variety of shapes and sizes to meet specific purposes. Examples include:

  • Filing cabinets
  • Pedestals
  • Bookcases
  • 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.

 

Standards

BS 3044 - GUIDE TO ERGONOMICS PRINCIPLES IN THE DESIGN AND SELECTION OF OFFICE FURNITURE

A-A-3173 - OFFICE FURNITURE, WOOD, UNITIZED

AA-O-235 - OFFICE FURNITURE,STEEL,SECTIONAL