Orgafile- an eco friendly modular filing cabinet designed by JDi Design has won the SABS Design Excellence Chairperson’s Award . The South African Bureau of Standards. Award Celebrates Design Excellence of benefit to all South Africans.
The SABS Award recognises that JDi have succeeded in creating a contemporary, user-focused, and environmentally responsible paper management system.
The Orgafile design challenge was to create a high quality, low cost, easy-to-use filing system. The foundation of Orgafile is a modular, easily expandable, 2-drawer cabinet. Customers buy the storage they need and then add more drawers as their filing needs grow. By choosing a modular approach to the problem the consumers’ initial investment is minimized allowing them to “grow as they go”.
The patented “LinkFit” tool-free stack and click system allows drawers to be added and secured simply by sliding them into position. 2 drawers becomes 3, 4 or more. Equally a 5 drawer cabinet can be split into separate 2 and 3 drawer units. Orgafile’s strong yet lightweight construction makes it easy to move or relocate and the cabinet disassembles in seconds.
Another innovate feature which is a first for modular cabinets is the patented TouchFit anti-tilt locking system. TouchFit ensures that only one drawer can be opened at a time preventing the cabinet from tilting or toppling.
Design for the environment was considered at every stage of the Orgafile development process and Orgafile is proud to be a market leader in sustainable office furniture.
Drawer fronts and side panels are made from extruded wood, a product that requires no post-finishing like painting or varnishing and is available in variety of colors. It is made from 90% recycled post consumer wood fiber and 10% polyolefin and can be easily recycled. The product contains no harmful chemicals, VOC’s or urea formaldehyde. The internal containers use less material than competitor products and are 100% recyclable and Steel components have been minimised. All of these features help contribute to the product’s low environmental impact.