Typically, furnishing a new place involves certain trips to a furniture company, (often a Swedish one) a rented truck, pulled muscles, a cost of around $1000, and a blister-inducing relationship with an Allan Key… We don’t know who this Allan is, but we can’t say we’re a huge fan. The idea for our business came while we were undergraduate students experiencing the difficulty of furnishing student housing semester after semester. Our solution is Room in a Box
What it Contains:
The box includes everything a nomadic student requires to furnish their room, (yes, even a bed frame) or a temporary space, and it is shipped right to your door (yes, free shipping). It can even be rolled around and carried by one person. Don’t need a bed? The components can be used to build more storage, or re-arranged in infinite combinations.
1 x Chair
1 x Desk
1 x Garbage / Recycling Bin
1 x Bed (8 x Stax with 4 x Connectors, Mattress not included)
1 x Dresser (4 x Stax that can re-configured in an infinite amount of ways)
1 x Room in a Box…Box (with wheels and handles for ease of transport)
We call it the 30 Minute Move. As you would guess, that is how long it takes to completely furnish your space, or even less if you’re especially dexterous.
Every piece of furniture can be assembled with no tools or glue by folding and slotting the pieces, and can be taken down and packed back into the box. When you are done with the furniture it can be recycled or reused in its entirety. Because our furniture is so light (the desk weighs less than 7 lbs.), the pieces can be moved and arranged as required by a single person. This makes for versatile furniture which can be used in many different ways and configurations. The design of the furniture also includes sliding drawers for storage (with stoppers) which double as handy moving boxes.
Our time as students were some of the most memorable and formative of our lives. Every hour spent stressing through the traditional moving process is one lost hour that could have been spent socializing and forming friendships for a lifetime.
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