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Sterling SMD

Sterling SMD

CXD STERLING ‘SMD’ plan drawer range.

Smart Metal Design, proven designs custom made to order.

The Sterling SMD range of drawers features a variety of tried and tested designs that have been developed and supplied to archives and libraries throughout the United Kingdom. The latest CNC technology allows custom-made variations of size to be produced at very competitive prices.

All cabinets are manufactured from heavy-duty, powder-coated steel and colours can be specified using the BS or RAL colour systems and feature a choice of roller bearings or telescopic drawer-slides.

They come with angled or flat fronts with recessed, full-width handles or can be fitted with conventional 'U' type handles. Unless otherwise requested, the drawers are fitted with hinged flaps and rear cover-plates to prevent curl of maps and drawings.

Drawer depths can be specified as required, however the classic angled-front design with shallow 33mm drawers has proven very popular with the larger map libraries.

In addition to the fixed front drawers a drop-front design has been developed to ease the removal of files. This is especially helpful for higher-level drawers in stacked cabinets.

Penny Hughes, National Portrait Gallery:

"We chose to work with CXD because they offered the Gallery the best value both technically and commercially. The furniture solutions provided will bring our on-site storage facilities up to the highest standards for long-term preservation and access as well as relieving current pressure points and creating sufficient space for the growth of the collection held on-site for the foreseeable future."

CXD STERLING ‘SMD’ Museum Cabinets

Smart Metal Design, proven designs custom made to order.

The Sterling ‘SMD’ Museum Cabinet range is precision engineered using the latest CNC and Robotic technology to produce short run, mass customized metal. Many of the designs have been developed to meet the specifications of leading UK National Museums.

Museum Herbarium & Entomology Cabinets

Cabinets are made from fully welded heavy duty powder coated steel and colours can be specified using the BS or RAL colour systems, however if required they can be fabricated from stainless steel. All fixing holes are sealed against the ingress of museum beetle and doors are fitted with inert Plastazote® gaskets. They can be supplied with single or double doors, and fitted with shelves or trays.




Recent Installation









National Portrait Gallery
National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

Installed 2012

The furniture system, which was designed to offer secure yet robust storage for framed works of art on paper, mounted and un-mounted prints, drawings, loose archives and photographs, comprises a number of bespoke units from CXD's Sterling range. Using Smart Metal Design technology for heavy duty usage, the Sterling plan furniture was custom made to provide improved storage for artwork kept in specialist behind-the-scenes areas at the Gallery, but that were regularly drawn upon for viewing and research by members of the public.

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