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When a federal health agency commissioned a new office building in the Washington, DC, area, the architects created a structure combining tinted glass and stone cladding –  an imposing, yet inviting exterior featuring clean lines and smooth surfaces. They wanted the interior space to be as visually pleasing as the exterior, but there was a potential problem. The pristine new hallways and office areas had to house hundreds of filing cabinets filled with paper records, and old-fashioned filing cabinets are notoriously unattractive.

The architects found new storage systems designed by manufacturer Datum featuring elegant and clean-lined designs. Files are still housed in drawers, but the drawers themselves are enclosed by a single cabinet door that slides out of the way when files need to be accessed. When closed, the cabinet doors’ smooth, sleek finish echoes the building’s clean modern lines – a perfect balance of form and function.

Datum file cabinets closed and secured.

Datum file cabinets closed and secured.


Datum cabinets open and accessible

Datum file cabinets open and accessible


Cabinet doors closed and secured

Cabinet doors closed and secured


Accessing high-density storage cabinets

Accessing high-density storage cabinets