SOTO II Mobile Caddy
Designed to keep your personal items off the floor and close at hand, the SOTO II Mobile Caddy is a simple and elegant workday solution. As part of the SOTO worktools collection, the mobile caddy helps meet users’ organizational needs with the ability to store personal and professional items ranging from work bags to laptop cases. Inline casters make it easy to pull out and push under worksurfaces. Designed to seamlessly integrate with existing workspace settings, SOTO provides a breadth of multi-functional and hard working tools that optimize existing real estate while meeting the needs of residential and mobile workers in open plan environments.
- Mobile caddy provides a place to stow personal items and work bag off the floor for quick and easy packing/unpacking
- Upper shelf houses a fabric pad to hold mobile devices in a soft open environment allowing users not to leave items behind
- Casters provide ease of use when pulling out or stowing under the worksurface
- Provides a sense of boundary when at a shared bench
At the turn of the 20th century, steel construction was making building exteriors less flammable, but office interiors were still crowded with wooden furniture, and still heated and lighted by open flame appliances. Smoking presented another fire hazard because ashes were often dumped in wicker wastepaper baskets. Beginning in 1912 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, The Metal Office Furniture Company (renamed Steelcase in 1954) had just 15 employees and a single product — a fireproof, metal wastepaper basket named the Victor!
Co-founder Peter M. Wege, a designer who had received several patents for sheet metal structures, was well aware of the fireproof benefits of metal office products. Wege and Chris Stone designed a metal office desk which won a bid for a federal contract, and thus the company began manufacturing office desks.
During the 1930s, Metal Office collaborated with world-famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright to produce furniture for the S.C. Johnson & Sons in Racine building, which Life magazine called “the most inspirational office building of the 20th century.”
During World War II, the company designed steel shipboard furniture for the U.S. Navy. A piece of Steelcase naval furniture was used for the historic signing of the surrender documents ending World War II.
Beginning in 1975, Steelcase launched a series of advanced office chairs, including the Sensor chair that adapted to the body's movements; the Leap® chair (1999), which addressed the correlation between back pain and worker productivity; and the Think™ chair (2004), an intuitive, mid-priced and environmentally sustainable product. Still newer ergonomic task chairs include Amia® and Cobi®, both offering the comfort and support of higher-priced chairs. Today, Steelcase, Inc. supplies thousands of products worldwide, including metal and wood office furniture, systems furniture, seating, computer support furniture, desks, tables, credenzas, filing cabinets, and office lighting.