Hollywood moviemakers love to break things. They love to crash cars, destroy buildings, detonate bridges, set off earthquakes, and on and on. From the earliest days of film, stunt directors have been finding ways to tear things up. To do this safely, however, they need props that look sturdy but break easily. Case in point: when the cowboy in white confronts an outlaw in the saloon and a fight ensues, tables and chairs must provide little resistance to flying bodies. That’s why it’s a good thing for Hollywood stunt performers that University Loft Company doesn’t provide furniture for such scenes.
ULoft student furniture is built to withstand the rigors and abuse dished out by college and university students in the sometimes rough and tumble world of residence hall living. And because student residence furniture must survive several years in dormitory and student housing environments, residential housing buyers worldwide know that they can depend on University Loft student furniture year after year.
What makes University Loft student furniture so strong? It starts with our choice in solid wood, Hevea Brasiliensis, a hard wood that has been proven stronger than Northern Red Oak. It’s so strong that it can withstand 4 tons of pressure! But no matter how strong our wood is, if University Loft student furniture weren’t also well-constructed – with English dovetail joints in desk and dresser drawers, and mortise and tenon construction in our Two-Position Chair – it might break away like so much Hollywood furniture.
So the next time you see furniture destroyed in an on-screen action sequence, rest assured that no pieces of University Loft solid wood student furniture were harmed in the making of the film. After all, stunt directors won’t let University Loft furniture anywhere near the set!
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.”