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Case Study: UCSD John Muir College

In Blog, Design Resource by Morgan Dix

Summary: In 2018, DCI installed modern locally crafted hardwood furniture at UCSD as part of their initiative to refurbish the storied John Muir College, a live learn community dedicated to nurturing and implementing green values and practices. A few years ago we collaborated with UCSD on their Mesa Nueva Graduate Hall project. We developed three unique custom-designed …

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Celebrating Sierra’s #1 and #2 Coolest Schools 2018

In Blog by Morgan Dix

Every year, Sierra, the national magazine of the Sierra Club, publishes a report on the 20 most sustainable schools in North America. The competition to secure a selective spot on the Sierra Coolest Schools Rankings has grown fierce in the 12 years since the magazine started profiling green best practices among colleges and …

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Full Service Furniture Installation: Don’t Lift A Finger

In Blog by Morgan Dix

Have you ever had trouble furnishing your residence hall? Maybe you lacked the budget or had a bad experience with a vendor? Or maybe the quality of the furniture wasn’t what you hoped for or the installation was late and messy? This is especially disappointing when you’ve poured your heart …

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DCI Is A Quintessential American Business Success Story

In Blog by Morgan Dix

Furniture and philosophy might seem like strange bedfellows. But in the case of DCI founder Henry Kober, these two great traditions go hand in hand. A true American business success story, DCI had an extremely humble beginning. Back in 1970, Henry had just finished up his doctoral coursework at NYU, …

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Your Housing Staff Will Love This Unique Service: The One Year Walkthrough

In Blog by Amos Kober

We’ve written about sustainability extensively on this blog. And more recently, we’ve focused on one time-tested hallmark of sustainability. Namely, durability. How can you ensure that you’re getting the most for your money? Our answer to this is pretty straightforward and shapes our values. Choose furniture made from the highest quality materials with …

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Here’s the Real Secret Behind DCI’s Long Lasting Furniture

In Blog by Morgan Dix

What’s the secret behind our long lasting furniture? One time-honored principle of sustainability gives us a simple way to understand the answer to that question. When people think about sustainability, they often think about the obvious things like reusing and recycling parts, powering your operation with renewable energy, creating zero waste, and making nontoxic products. Of course, those …