Space saving and innovative dorm room furniture might seem like a new thing, but University Loft furniture for the college dorm room has been an innovative design leader since the 1980s, thanks to the creative genius of company founder James Jannetides.
It was in 1986 that Jannetides turned a crazy notion into reality and built the first loft bed for his college dorm room at Southern Illinois University. Maybe it wasn’t so crazy after all, I guess, because soon James was asked to build hundreds of similar units for students in Southern Illinois residence halls. And so began the tradition of innovation and design leadership that continues today.
Jannetides holds numerous patents for innovative dorm room furniture solutions. One of those patents is for the Tool-less System. The Tool-less System makes it easy to loft your student dorm room bed so you can create space for other dormitory furniture beneath.
Other cool and innovative dorm room furniture ideas you’ll find in a University Loft-equipped residence hall include the Two-Position Chair, replaceable Velcro® fabrics on student lounge furniture, the Rev-Loc cushion lock system and more.
Innovative dorm room furniture design is in the lifeblood of University Loft furniture. And we can’t wait to see what James Jannetides dreams up next!
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.”