Form And Function

By Savannah Duncan
Originally posted October 3, 2011 in Student Housing Business

Student housing furniture design has gone from boxy and strictly functional to contemporary and, more often than not, luxurious. Today’s students want modern, environmentally friendly furniture that makes their apartment or dorm feel like their parents’ house. Furniture today is lighter, customizable and practical, yet stylish. Manufacturers have moved toward building with sustainable materials and responding to today’s styles with finishes like leather, metal, wood and sustainable fabrics.

Off-campus owners and operators have been faster to adopt contemporary styles, but on-campus housing is not far behind. As room sizes continue to change, manufacturers are finding new ways to create additional space and maintain durability at the same time.

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