Thoughts on Storage


Innovative storage design creates learning space AND improves access to the Yale University Art Gallery

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Jul 2016

Innovative storage design creates learning space AND improves access to the Yale University Art Gallery

Before Spacesaver’s recent acquisition of Viking Metal Cabinet Company, the two firms collaborated closely at several prestigious institutions. One of their most innovative collaborations involved the creation of an immersive learning environment at the Wurtele Study Center at Yale University. As the oldest college art museum in the United States, the Yale University Art Gallery has been assembling a diverse collection, both in terms of origin...

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Double your warehouse space without a costly addition

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Jun 2016

Double your warehouse space without a costly addition

Recently, when a local printing company wished to maximize their square footage without worrying about the costly construction of a new addition, they turned to space experts at DSSI. By deciding to use high density mobile storage instead of static shelving the company was able to increase their existing storage from 82 pallet positions to 192 pallet positions, a storage capacity increase of 130% within...

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Announcing Viking Metal Cabinets

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Jun 2016

Announcing Viking Metal Cabinets

We’re excited to announce Spacesaver has expanded our museum storage lines with the acquisition of Viking Metal Cabinets. The acquisition enables us to serve as the one-stop-shop for the design, installation, and maintenance of metal museum cabinets, shelving, and compact storage systems. It unites our in-house engineering and design expertise, with Viking’s strong reputation for the manufacture of high-quality museum cabinets.   For you, this means...

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Natural Light as a Design Factor for Custom Library Shelving

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Jun 2016

Natural Light as a Design Factor for Custom Library Shelving

Seattle’s central library has been the focus of national attention. The 362,987-square-foot, state-of-the-art 11-story facility houses 1.4 million volumes of books.  Library administrators and the design team chose Spacesaver to provide the mobile shelving systems, as well as the unique stationary spiral stacks that wind their way up six floors of the library. The use of light was a critical factor in every aspect of...

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Top Spots for Office Storage

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May 2016

Top Spots for Office Storage

Think office storage is just for closets and basements?  Think again!  Below we have identified our Top 8 Spots for Office Storage, addressing a variety of different spaces, with different needs, and different designs:   1.  Lockers Supporting the recent hoteling design trend for many businesses,lockers are designed for the active office environment offering more features and options than any other cabinet. 2.  Breakrooms Breakrooms are an...

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From Posters to Paintings: Art Storage Racks Safely Store Your Pieces.

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May 2016

From Posters to Paintings: Art Storage Racks Safely Store Your Pieces.

Before smart phones, digital cameras, and other various forms of artistic technology, art was (and still is) a way of physically preserving a snapshot of history.  Maintaining, categorizing, and preserving cultural pieces is an art form in itself, and with collections growing by the thousands every year, how can museums keep these precious pieces in their most ideal condition for years to come?  Once more, according...

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Modern Library Creates Space with Compact Storage

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Apr 2016

Modern Library Creates Space with Compact Storage

  As the rise of the internet has changed the way library visitors digest information, Madison Central Library has adapted to the evolution of the library space as we know it.  With many collections and references now available online, they have taken the opportunity to revamp their space and keep the library more relevant than ever before. “In addition to traditional library purposes, people really...

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Create Space and Experience Life

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Apr 2016

Create Space and Experience Life

Who is Spacesaver, and why do we do what we do?  We work hard to give people and businesses the tools they need to do their jobs in a way that makes them safer, more productive, and more efficient. Spacesaver is entrusted with storing and protecting some of the world’s most important collections of artwork, scientific specimens, and historic documents — as well as safely and...

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Museum Safely Stores 2 Million+ Specimens and Artifacts

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Apr 2016

Museum Safely Stores 2 Million+ Specimens and Artifacts

The Burke Museum in Seattle, WA houses a collection of natural history and cultural objects, estimated at approximately 2 million specimens including fossil vertebrates, fossil invertebrates, and plant fossils.  Viewing each individual fossil as data, their goal is to maintain artifacts and specimens for future use and preserve specimens in the best shape possible. Before, 4 separate rooms that were long and narrow divided the specimens and kept them segregated...

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Compact Storage Created for College Campus Warehouse

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Apr 2016

Compact Storage Created for College Campus Warehouse

University warehouses need to store materials and many other items in a way that allows for safe and convenient access.   Bellevue College was looking for a more efficient way to store furniture, products for the custodial group, materials for the maintenance group, all in order to facilitate, maintain, and keep the campus safe for students. The previous system was stationary and was unable to move,...

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