Increase storage capacity while keeping your framed art collection protected and organized with Spacesaver art racks, also called art screens. Spacesaver offers six main types of art rack systems to provide compact storage solutions for fine art.
Spacesaver’s ceiling-suspended, pull-out art rack systems are used to safely store, access, organize and protect framed art and cultural artifacts. A single polyurethane tracking wheel at the leading edge of each rack provides guidance, eliminating the need for rails.
An overhead track, in conjunction with a precision frictionless roller bearing trolley system, work in unison to provide smooth guidance and minimize vibration.
Protection is further enhanced with a unique anti-sway guide wheel mounted at the front base of each panel, as well as a floor-anchored guide mechanism at the rear. They work in tandem to virtually eliminate screen sway and vibration.
Storage panel deceleration is controlled by Spacesaver’s unique deceleration device, which slows panel motion during the last 15″ (385 mm) of movement in either direction. The deceleration device protects materials during panel operation by reducing the likelihood of jarring stops.
Floor-mounted lateral art racks provide convenience and flexibility, helping maximize space while protecting hanging art.
Double-sided wire mesh is flush with the frame on both sides, offering unlimited flexibility regarding how artwork is arranged. Our wheel sections can be nested for maximum density and can be configured for any space.
Systems can be installed on existing floors or planned into new construction.
Roller guide-bearing wheel assemblies provide superior stability, and all wheel sections come equipped with in-rail anti-tip devices. This reduces weight balance concerns.
Art screens can be installed directly onto walls. Because art screens can be combined to create installations of virtually any size, this option is particularly helpful when large works need to be stored or when a large wall presents an opportunity to convert unused space into useful and attractive storage.
This is an excellent option when a facility’s floor can handle the weight of the system and stored artwork. An overhead unistrut provides stability and guidance, while the center-flange rail eliminates the gap between the rails and flooring. The end result is a system that operates smoothly while minimizing build-up of dust and debris in the rails.
Art racks can be mounted on mobile carriages in a variety of ways. This allows clients to integrate framed art storage into new or existing high-density storage systems along with museum cabinets, shelving, and other storage solutions.
Our Free-Standing Pull-Out Art Racks can be installed without permanently affixing them to ceilings, walls, or floors. Posts must be anchored to the floor to prevent frame movement, and the rails are anchored on top of the floor for guidance. When increased storage capacity is required, additional modules can be added to accommodate growing collections.
Info Sheet: Six Diverse Options for Art Racks
Product Brochure: Museum
Tech Data: Ceiling-supported Pullout Storage Panel System
Info Sheet: Ceiling-supported Pullout Storage Panel System
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Saving space and protecting collections.
Spacesaver’s art racks can be fitted with accessories to securely store artwork and make efficient use of space. The following accessories can be manufactured for use on any variety of our punched screen or woven wire art racks.
Hangers are designed to securely hold hanging art. Hangers are available unfinished or with a museum-safe coating to prevent scratching, and they can be used in conjunction with our Art Rack Shelf to provide additional stability and support. Custom hanger designs are available to meet any requirement.
This shelf is typically used to provide additional support for hanging art. The shelf reduces stress on wire attachment hardware and other hanging apparatus, and it also provides an additional layer of protection in case of wire stretching or hardware failure. The bent lip running along the shelf’s outer edge prevents slippage.
These trays affix securely to Spacesaver art racks and were originally designed to support spear bases. Our clients also use them to store spare hangers and other supplies at the point of need. Custom sizes and designs are available; inquire with your local Spacesaver consultant.
Our textile roll holders are available with a non-off-gassing powder-coat paint finish, or they can be coated to protect against scratching and abrasion. The holders attach securely to any Spacesaver art rack screen.