Furniture casters with a modern twist

Posted by jemivel322 on October 11th, 2020

Wheels have been used in furniture for hundreds of years in sofas, beds, chairs, and larger furniture. Traditionally these were made of brass or metal and were attached by a cup on the furniture leg or by a thread screwed into the leg. These traditional wheels are still available today and one of the most popular versions of this furniture is a Shepherd wheel.

Shepherd wheels are also known as ball wheels. These types allow for smooth movement in all directions and are extremely strong for such a small and inconspicuous wheel. There are several sizes with metal or rubber tread. Furniture designers with sensitive floors in mind often prefer furniture casters with rubber tires. Attaching these furniture casters couldn't be easier, with three options of a threaded fitting, a dowel and socket, or a square top plate fitting. Shepherd's standard color tends to be beige, however dark brown and shiny nickel are available by special order. The form and function of these caster wheels has not changed for years and remains popular with furniture manufacturers and Bokwielen.

More recently, however, there has been an explosion of designs for furniture casters and for a more modern twist, a range of designer casters has been developed. These contemporary wheels meet design demands for both form and function. With a range of single or twin wheels, with a mix of chrome and silver bodies housing stylish rubber tires. These designer wheels offer the consumer a more modern and contemporary option. Designer casters have proven to be ideal for modern store and point of sale fixture designs, as well as concept furniture, tables and chairs. With a range of sizes from 65mm diameter wheels to 100mm diameter wheels, and with threaded stem fittings or plate fittings, the designer wheels can not only offer a sleek and modern look, but also practical mounting.

The smallest furniture casters available come with a 40mm diameter caster. Suitable for installation of shops and display equipment, as well as furniture, these miniature wheels are lightweight and incredibly discreet. These small wheels can be attached to furniture and displays using a plug and socket system suitable for metal or wood furniture legs. The FF series miniature wheels are fully swivel, with ease of movement, yet still support up to fifty kilos each.

Design furniture casters must meet the high standards of furniture designers and manufacturers, as well as meet the demanding requirements of the end consumer. Design furniture casters, unlike industrial casters, should be particularly aesthetic and look appropriate in a modern home environment. With this in mind, there is a wide range of furniture casters available with one or two wheels. The range of materials in which furniture casters are made ranges from steel, polypropylene to synthetics and rubber. Sizes range from the smallest 40mm diameter wheels to the 100mm diameter wheels. With all these options, designer furniture casters not only provide mobility within the home environment, but also achieve contemporary styling with a modern design touch.


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