I recently attended the Indianapolis Auto Show and checked out dozens upon dozens of new car designs. One of the cars that stood out for me was the Honda Fit. Why was this inexpensive small car such a standout in the midst of supercars from Porsche, Audi, Cadillac and BMW? Simply because it is a marvel of space utilization. And that, naturally, made me think of the space-saving and innovative furniture from University Loft Company.
The superior space utilization of the Honda Fit lies mainly with its Magic Seat®. Thanks to the Magic Seat, the Honda Fit’s seating can transform from normal passenger car mode to any of four other alternatives: Utility Mode for extra flat-floor cargo space, Tall Mode that creates space for extra rear passenger area hauling, Long Mode for extended lengthwise hauling, and Refresh Mode for easy chair-style comfort.
It almost seems that Honda took a cue from the University Loft playbook on space utilization. You see, since the mid-1980s, University Loft has been an innovator and leader in space-saving college student housing and dorm room furniture design. University Loft’s solid wood student furniture is modular, so it can be transformed into dozens of space-maximizing configurations, with beds bunked or lofted to create space for our other student furniture beneath.
When you think about it, creating space is something that both the Honda Fit and University Loft Company seem to have mastered. I think the comparison is rather, well, fitting. Don’t you?
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 with superior college furniture. As Jannetides’ says: “We are always learning, always innovating, and always improving … our environment, our products, and our service. We are University Loft Company.”