laboratory systems


Adaptable Laboratory Systems

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Simplicity and strength at it’s best.

Plug and Play Services

The Forte™ tables work seamlessly with our other product lines such as Basic fixed laboratory casework, providing a great blend of possibilities in your laboratory layout.


Table Frame Options

A.T. Villa was the first to use the square tube design, which provides a modern design element and practicality. The telescoping frame allows the Forte™ system's work surfaces to adjust in 1" height increments. Height adjustability is complimented with performance; work tops accommodate uniform loads of 1000lbs. each and upper shelves accommodate 200lbs. each. 

Single-sided and double-sided configurations are both available - allowing you to select the ideal level of adaptability and value for your specific environment. In addition we offer table styles without the uprights as free-standing, perimeter and end table designs.



Laboratory Casework

Cabinets for the Forte™ system are designed as flexible modular units. They are available in a wide variety of sizes and styles both for casters based mobile cabinets & suspended cabinets.

Details of cabinet styles and sizes can be viewed in our Catalogs.


Shelving is most commonly powder coated steel. A practical solution due to their strength , simplicity and value.  Retaining rails are availabe. Shelves are mechanically fastened to ensure stability and seismic concerns.

  • Depths: 12", 15" & 18"
  • Painted steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Epoxy resin
  • Phenolic resin
  • Wood
  • Laminate
  • Removable front retaining rails

Laboratory Work Surfaces

Adaptable Gas and Power Services

Flexible solutions with flexible hoses, cables and quick connects. This is the concept with an adaptable laboratory furniture system like Forte™. In today's laboratories it has become an accepted practice to bring most services in from the ceiling. This distribution through the ceiling grid provides the ability to later access and relocate services if need, always allowing your lab to adapt to new equipment and technology with minimal down-time and cost. For more information please refer to Fixtures and Fittings

Laboratory Accessories

In addition to casework and shelving the table frame provides a structural support for most any needed accessory. We offer many standard accessory options and custom solutions to finish out your laboratory.

  • Lighting
  • Keyboard Trays & CPU Holders
  • Laptop and Tablet Holders
  • Monitor Arms
  • Pegboard Drying Racks
  • Lattice Rod Assemblies
  • Tack Board Panels
  • Custom Solutions

For more information please refer to Accessories

Product Specifications Overview

Widths 36", 48", 60", 72", 84" & 96"
Depths 30" & 60"
Heights 36", 77" & 84"
Worksurfaces Adjustable 29" - 36": Phenolic Resin, Epoxy Resin, Stainless Steel & Laminate
Pedestals & Overheads Wood Box/Wood Faces, Steel Box/Steel Faces, Steel Box/Wood Faces, & High Density Laminate
Services UL Listed Raceways, UL Listed Power Strips, CSA Certified Inert Gases & CSA Certified Burning Gases


The Scientific Equipment & Furniture Association (SEFA) recommended practices for adaptable laboratory furniture systems is SEFA 10.  The Forte™ system is rated at Class 7,one of the most adaptable within their guidelines.