Laboratory Furniture and Design for Productivity

From laboratory design and layout to furniture selection, delivery, and installation, Avantor™ can help you get the efficient, safe, and productive lab you need to do your best work.

Avantor™ delivered by VWR™ can help you plan, design, and configure a custom laboratory environment that meets all your needs. 

Avantor™ delivered by VWR™ can help you make your perfect lab a reality. Whether you have a scientific laboratory, a research lab, or a medical lab, we can help you identify your laboratory design requirements, then develop a lab layout, configuration, and workflow that will make you safe, efficient, and productive.

We’ll help you choose from our comprehensive collection of laboratory furniture—including workbenches, desks, modular workstations, chairs, and more. We’ll quickly deliver, install, and configure your lab furniture, so you can stop thinking about building your lab and get back to your important work of innovation and research.


We stock the most requested biosafety containment hoods, casework, and pre-configured labs in our US warehouses.

Visualize your lab in 3D

Our 3D planning tool lets you walk through your planned space without ever leaving your office.

Get inspired

Our gallery of projects can be a great source of inspiration and ideas to get you started planning your new lab.

Talk with our specialists

We have teams of dedicated specialists who have the knowledge and experience to help you get the lab you want.

Laboratory furniture products

Whether you are looking to renovate an existing lab or build a new one, Avantor™ delivered by VWR™ has what you need.


Take advantage of our resource library of product information, guidelines, checklists, reference sources, and more.

Guidelines for designing your lab space

Whether you are building a new lab or renovating an existing one, start with our “Guidelines for Designing Lab Space.”

What are the key features of laboratory design?

Good laboratory design offers users several key features that help promote efficiency, productivity, safety, and health for everyone.

Lab design teams start by determining how researchers will use the lab, including what materials and processes they will use, as well as how many people will be working in the lab and what their roles will be. The design team will work to ensure that everyone has the workspace, storage, equipment, and materials they need to do their work as efficiently and productively as possible.

A well-designed lab layout also helps ensure that provides users with a workspace that is safe and healthy. Furniture and equipment, for example, should not impede traffic flow or ventilation. Workflows are arranged so each step can be done in sequence without forcing researchers to travel back and forth. Ventilation systems provide a controlled environment with optimal temperatures, as well as contain fumes and capture contaminants in the air. Every workspace should be comfortable for users so they can focus on their research and not worry about their health and safety.

What is laboratory furniture?

Laboratory furniture may look like ordinary office or business furniture, but it has been designed and engineered to meet the specific needs and regulatory requirements of scientific, research, or medical labs.

Different types of labs have different requirements, so it is important to choose the furniture and equipment that meet your needs. For example, chemical labs require workbenches, desktops, and workstations that can withstand exposure to corrosive or toxic chemicals. Furniture best suited for chemical labs may be designed to help prevent spills or contain them for easy cleanup.

Laboratory furniture is available in a variety of materials—including wood, plastic laminates, phenolic resin, and stainless steel—and configurations. Lab furniture may feature integrated electrical outlets for safety and convenience, as well as built-in fume hoods and filter systems for additional safety.