Designed by Jasper Morrison for Cappellini in 1990, the Universal System is a system of storage units in plywood with cast-aluminium feet or wheels. In Morrison's own words, "At the time nobody was designing storage systems; it was an area of very low interest. I came to the idea of this system of storage boxes while using my first Apple Mac computer. I'd never been very organized with paperwork, and the Mac made a big difference, it helped me to be organized and I had less trouble finding documents. I was inspired and wrote a project description called 'Putting things away so we can find them again'. The Universal System was meant to do for small things what the computer did for documents."
With a plywood case and drawer fronts, as well as matching wood veneer covered aluminum sliding doors, the Universal System credenza is a versatile and minimalist storage unit designed to seamlessly blend into any modern workspace or living environment. Crafted with precision and attention to detail, the credenza features a sleek and understated design with a solid frame and elegant finishes, as well as ample space for storing books, files, office supplies, and discreet cable management.
In good vintage condition with wear consistent with age and use.
Credenza 16" x 58" x 28"
Pair of filing cabinets 19" x 22" x 25" each