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Why Specify Steel Furniture?

01 . 08 . 2017

Planex’s personal storage solutions support flexible, agile, activity based working (ABW) environments or end-of-journey storage for commuters and mobile workers. From the head office to the studio or the storage room, Planex’s extensive product range provides flexible steel storage solutions across a range of applications.

Steel has many advantages as a furniture material. Steel furniture is attractive, safe to manufacture and environmentally friendly. Steel is one of the least reactive metals used in furniture design as it does not corrode and reacts with very few chemicals. Steel resists dents better than aluminium or chrome, next to wood, steel has become the structural material of choice.

Planex storage won’t end up as landfill. Unlike joinery and conventional laminate storage, Planex’s range of steel lockers and storage reduce the number of resources needed for manufacture and have been designed PVC and VOC free. Planex uses BlueScope steel which can be fully recycled replacing the use of unrecyclable laminate and MDF used in joinery fit-outs and lockers. Steel is one of the most recycled materials worldwide.

Steel furniture is modern and contemporary. Available in over 150+ powder coats designers can create products from the building blocks in our range to suit a wide range of interiors, whilst reflecting the aesthetic of the client environment. Powder Coating is an environmentally friendly coating material which provides a uniform, durable, high-quality environmentally safe and attractive finish.  

Steel storage is fabricated with spot welding. All parts are tightly connected with each other and become an inseparable whole part. This makes the steel furniture much more stable and durable than joinery. Steel furniture has a strong weight bearing capacity. Steel drawers and steel lockers are made with optimized strength integration within the design. This optimization and innovation make the loading capacity of our steel storage extremely high.

Steel storage is healthy for end-users and manufacturers. During the production of steel storage, the main materials used are sheet metal and powder coats which don’t need to be processed by glue or other chemicals. This means steel storage doesn’t give off any harmful VOC’s once places within the office.

Steel furniture can be customized to offer multi-functionally to suit different uses. Units can be reused, reconfigured, repurposed or relocated which extends the longevity of the fit-out. Additionally, we have a range of accessories to fit across our range.