When the auction gavel fell and the original 1960’s era George Barris-designed Batmobile was sold at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, it brought a whopping $4.62 million. Fair price, I think, for one of the most iconic vehicles in the history of entertainment. Personally, I think the Barris Batmobile is way cooler, even today, than the Batmobiles in recent Batman movies. With its dual-cowl cockpit, red-orange striping, bat-fins and rear-mounted parachutes, the Batmobile is both cool and timeless – kind of like University Loft’s student furnishings. (After all, University Loft IS the “maker of cool college furniture”.)
From a design perspective, the Batmobile was an innovative marvel. Same for University Loft’s dorm room furniture. As conceived by University Loft’s founder and CEO James Jannetides, University Loft furniture was – and continues to be – super-customizable so students can arrange their dorm rooms the way they want.
The Batmobile was practically indestructible, too. Again, Same for ULoft’s residence life furniture for college. University Loft furniture is made from the strongest solid wood, too – environmentally farmed hardwood that’s been proven stronger than Northern Red Oak!
And like the Batmobile, University Loft furniture is made in the USA! In fact, after more than a quarter century of leading-edge cool, University Loft dorm room furniture is practically an American icon!
Yep, the Barris Batmobile is a timeless and ultra-cool American treasure. Too bad it’s off the market now; but lucky for you, you can still get University Loft student furniture for college dorm rooms or even for your home. Holy good fortune, Batman!
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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.”