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Flat File from AM Radio via Etsy

Blast from the Past: 10 Flat-File Cabinets

There’s nothing particularly remarkable about a standard file cabinet — in fact, one might argue that the piece has no place inside a home, but rather, should be relegated to the confines of a proper office.  But perhaps exceptions could be made for the flat-file version of the storage classic, which have traditionally been used to house art and architectural drafts (and, way back in the day, metal imprint blocks for letterpress machines in old-school print houses).  There’s just something visually satisfying about the long, lean drawers stacked atop one another in perfect order, only tall enough to hold the most important of documents and supplies.  So today, we’ve rounded up ten examples of the retro-modern piece, from vintage finds to modern takes on the mid-century original.  Feast your eyes on these flat-file cabinets and let your inner geek smile.

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Flat File from AM Radio via Etsy



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Hamilton Oak Flat File Cabinets from Metro Retro Furniture



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Martha Stewart Living Craft Space Eight-Drawer Flat-File Cabinet



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Professor’s Flat File by Poul Kjaerholm via 1st Dibs


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Red Flat File Storage Cabinet from Metro Retro Furniture



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Safco Facil Flat Files



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SMI Unfinished Birch Flat Files



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Glasstop Flat File Cabinet via Design Sponge



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Vintage Green Flat-File Cabinet via Apartment Therapy



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Hamilton Unit Series Flat Files Detail




Retro wood flat-file cabinet found at AM Radio via Etsy.

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