We took a family outing to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum recently, taking in newer exhibits and revisiting some continuing favorites. With 3-year old Kaden in tow, we found ourselves spending less time than we wanted in each exhibit because their was so much to see and experience in the world’s largest children’s museum. It occurred to me that the museum does more than just entertain and hold a visitor’s interest; it makes a difference in the lives of young people by making learning fun. Likewise, University Loft makes a difference to college students by making student housing environments more conducive to learning.
Take the University Loft Graduate Series solid wood student desk, for example. Looks simple enough, right? A desk is a desk. But what you might not appreciate on first sight are the strength and durability of the solid wood environmentally-farmed timber called Hevea Brasiliensis, or HB. You see, HB has a similar grain and appearance as Northern Red Oak, but is even stronger than this perennial favorite. Strength is beauty, and over time, strength makes a difference in the student housing learning environment.
Another part of the hidden beauty in the University Loft student desk is in its drawer glide construction. The ULoft desk uses full-extension drawer glides. That means the student can “stuff their stuff” all the to the back of the drawer. Keeping items tucked away but within easy reach when needed makes it easier to keep the student living space clutter-free. Fewer visual distractions in the student dorm room can also enhance the learning environment by helping the student maintain focus. (And by the way, these full-extension University Loft student desk drawer glides are strong, too, rated to hold up to 100 lbs.)
The strength, durability and functionality of University Loft student desks might not be as non-stop fun as the learning spaces at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, but there’s no denying that University Loft student furniture makes on-campus living easier and better suited to learning.
The ULoft Blog Team
About University Loft Company and our solid wood modular residence life furniture:
Since 1984, when James Jannetides built a loft configuration for his own dorm room at Southern Illinois University, hundreds of thousands of college students have enjoyed better campus living thanks to University Loft furniture. Today, University Loft serves more than 1,200 colleges, universities and related student housing partners. As Jannetides’ says: “We are always learning, always innovating, and always improving … our environment, our products, and our service. We are University Loft Company.”