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Case Study: Whittier College

In Bedroom, Blog, case study, Design Resource, Recycle by Morgan Dix

Summary: DCI and Whittier worked together to generate and design a completely new bedroom set and created a 5-year plan to refurbish their entire campus and fully upgrade their design standard. In the process, we recycled of huge amount of furniture from the Whittier College dorms. Project Name: Whittier College Dorms Location: Whittier, CA Size: 450 Sets Building Type: Multi-use Residence Hall Project Team: Whittier College, DCI Product List: Custom Bed with 6-drawer Underbed Storage, Desk, Mobile Pedestal …

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What Is Contemporary Furniture Design?

In Blog, Design Resource by Amos Kober

What is contemporary furniture design and how does it relate to its predecessor, modern design? At DCI, we build many styles of furniture, and contemporary is a popular one. But what actually defines contemporary furniture design? These are the questions we explore in this third part of our series on residence hall furniture design. A lot of folks use the words contemporary and modern interchangeably when referring to furniture design, but that’s …

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Why Modern Design Is Perfect For Residence Halls

In Blog, Design Resource by Amos Kober

Furniture design is a big inspiration for our work here at DCI. In this second part in our series on furniture design, we hone in on how the principles of modern design shape some of our collections here at DCI. By the way, if you haven’t read the lead article in this series, I recommend you quickly catch up here. Part one features a brief history of modern furniture design. You can find a lot of modern design …

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The Evolution of Modern Furniture Design

In Blog, Design Resource by Amos Kober

I love good design. Especially modern furniture design. For me, it’s one of the most interesting and compelling parts of building residence hall furniture. Design inspiration is so central to our creative process here at DCI that we want to share a series of articles exploring the various styles and influences that inform our furniture. Our furniture is built to last generations, so we are naturally drawn to the timeless elements of classic design.  …

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Case Study: Plymouth State University

In Blog, case study, Design Resource, Green Manufacturing, GreenCertification, Local Sourcing, solid wood, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

Langdon Woods Residence Hall – The First LEED Gold Dorm in NH Summary: To compliment PSU’s state of the art sustainable Langdon Woods residence hall, DCI developed a locally-manufactured green residence hall furniture solution which featured FSC-certified solid hardwood and became the design standard across campus. Name: Plymouth State University’s Langdon Woods Residence Hall Location: Plymouth, NH Size: Approximately 500 sets of furniture Building Type: Multi-use Residence Hall Project Team: Plymouth State & DCI Product List: Beds, Chests, Desks, Wardrobes, Dining tables, & Chairs. Backstory …

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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 …

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Case Study: Boston College – Lean, Green, And Local Construction

In Blog, case study, Design Resource, Local Sourcing, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

Summary: Boston College and DCI have worked together for over 25 years. This foundation allowed us to collaborate on a furniture solution that was a paradigm of sustainability to compliment BC’s brand new state-of-the-art sustainable residence hall. Name: Boston College Location: Newton, MA Size: 1000 sets Building Types: 2000 and 2150 Comm Ave. Residence Halls Project Team: BC & DCI Product List: Bed, Dresser, Desk, Wardrobe, Coat Hooks Backstory Boston College (BC) is a private Jesuit Research …

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Case Study: Pepperdine University

In Blog, case study, Design Resource, Occupancy, Repurpose by Morgan Dix

Summary: Pepperdine needed to increase occupancy, upgrade their design standard, and come up with a sustainable solution to deal with their retiring furniture stock. Together, we developed an innovative solution that responded to all three of these requirements. Name: Pepperdine University: Raising Standards in Design & Sustainability Location: Malibu, CA Size: Ongoing Building Type: Residence Halls Project Team: DCI, Pepperdine University Product List: Bed, desk, mobile pedestal, stackable dresser, wardrobe Backstory Pepperdine is a private Christian research …

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Case Study: UC Riverside

In Blog, case study, Design Resource, Occupancy by Morgan Dix

Summary: In collaboration with UCR, we developed a solution that included upgrading the campus design standard, increasing occupancy, and customizing an original lounge set. Name: UC Riverside Location: Riverside, CA Size: 850 Bedroom Sets Building Type: University Residence Halls Project Team: UC Riverside, DCI, SCB Architects Product List: Bed, Bookshelf, 4-Drawer Unit, Wardrobe Backstory The University of California, Riverside is part of the prestigious University of California system. Located in suburban Riverside, CA with a small branch campus in …