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Higher Education Furniture: Four Custom Furnishing Solutions From The Field

In Blog, Customizing, Design Resource by Morgan Dix

Are you looking for an out-of-the box higher education furniture solution for your residence hall? At DCI, we specialize in engineering solutions to some of the stickiest furniture snags you can imagine. That’s why I’d love to solve your furniture problems with a custom solution. The truth is, we haven’t met a challenge we couldn’t overcome with some creative thinking, savvy engineering, and world-class craftsmanship. You see, a lot of companies …

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Case Study: University of Nevada Las Vegas

In Blog, Customizing, Design Resource by Morgan Dix

Summary: DCI partnered with UNLV to deliver a custom designed chaise and loveseat for their upperclass luxury singles. Case Study: University of Nevada Las Vegas Project Name: Upper Class Complex Project Location: Las Vegas, NV Dates: 2017/2018 Project Size: 120 Sets Building Type: Graduate Studio Apartment Project Team: UNLV, AVS, DCI,Inc. Product List: 120 Love Seats, 120 Chaise Seats UNLV The University of Nevada at Las Vegas was founded in 1957 in Paradise, Nevada less than two miles …

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Designing Informal Learning Spaces: How New Furniture Breathes Fresh Life Into Dead Spaces

In Blog, Customizing, Design Resource, Informal Learning Space by Morgan Dix

Do you struggle with underused space in your residence halls? Do you have common rooms, corridors, and hallways that need new life? You probably need to create some informal learning spaces. And maybe you just have old furniture that’s begging for a design upgrade? If so, than perhaps you’ve heard about what some people are calling The Furniture Effect? That’s the moniker used by administrators and housing officials to describe a strategy employed …

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7 Benefits of Vertical Integration When Buying Sustainable Furniture

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture, Customizing, Green Manufacturing, Purchasing and Value, solid wood, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

I am a big fan of vertical integration. It saves time, money, and it’s great for the environment. But first, you might be wondering, what is vertical integration? You see, DCI is a vertically integrated company. That means that we own every single step in our supply chain. From forest to floor, we manage, own, and control every step in the sourcing, production, and delivery of our sustainable hardwood furniture. …

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4 Criteria For Selecting Your Residence Hall Furniture Supplier

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture, Customizing, Design Resource, Green Manufacturing, GreenCertification, Nontoxic, Purchasing and Value, Recycle, solid wood, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

What are the main things you need to think about when you’re buying sustainable residence hall furniture and choosing your supplier? It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the options. We’ve supplied solid hardwood furniture to college residence halls for over 40 years. And we’ve also observed that some things stand out when you’re choosing your residence hall furniture supplier. Based on our experience, in addition to cost and service, here are …