Vertically fit.

What was the most important thing we needed to tell the viewer about Spacesaver? That these mobile storage systems can be customized to hold any type of material, from books to butterflies to industrial parts. 

The title of the brochure: “From Facts to Artifacts, High Density Mobile Storage Systems”, appears next to visuals of a stack of books and a Grecian urn.

Spacesaver manufacturers and sells highdensity mobile storage systems. By mounting storage units on wheeled carriages that run on tracks in the floor, Spacesaver eliminates the need for multiple aisles.

The sales force needed one comprehensive piece of literature to speak to a wide variety of the vertical markets they sell to. A case study approach was used to focus on six very diverse vertical markets to tell this complex story. 


The building blocks for successful storage solutions

A primer to the architectural market on some of the basic features and benefits of high-density mobile storage.


Brochure took a structural engineer, an architect an illustrator and an art director to produce.

A sales brochure that’s light on fluff and heavy on substance.

Floor loading considerations is a subject not for the faint of heart. But for Spacesaver, the nations leader in high-density mobile storage systems, it was a very necessary topic to discuss with architects in designing new high rises.

Two good examples are The Harold Washington Library in Chicago, and The Univeristy of Illinois LIbrary. In both cases, during the architects design process, mobile high-density book shelves were taken into consideration. Since high-density mobile shelving places almost twice as many book stacks within the same space as traditional bookstacks, the additional weight had to be accounted for. Floor loading is one of the many areas architects deal with in their multi-story projects. But this kind of additional weight, required some assistance from the shelving vendor, Spacesaver.

Stuctural engineers and architects, working with Spacesaver on a number of prior projects, were brought in to provide highly technical input. This input took the form of 2-point perspective skematics graphically simplified and re-rendered to highlight salient points.