Getting comfortable

Reading University creates new ‘comfort zone’ for students with Design & Contract Furniture

Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU) has worked with bespoke furniture suppliers, Design & Contract Furniture to modernise the recently-completed expansion of two of the university’s social hotspots.

Located at the Whiteknights campus, the largest of the university’s three sites, the Maluco Lounge has joined the RUSU Mojo’s Bar and Mondial Café to increase capacity by 30% as part of a two-year redevelopment programme for the students’ union.

The expansion of the building has increased the capacity to 1000, which required additional seating and tables from Design & Contracts to accommodate the larger crowds.

Richard Lines, Business Development Manager at RUSU, commented: “Design & Contract Furniture is definitely our preferred supplier when it comes to requiring new furniture. Having used many of their products before, we are confident with the quality and reliability of their furniture which secured our decision to approach them for the expansion of our students’ union.”

Working with the RUSU committee, Design & Contracts supplied a range of colourful furniture to modernise the look of the entire students’ union, including sofas, chairs, barstools and dining tables for a variety of uses across the bar and café. The extension also offers an additional, separate dining area with new dining tables, café chairs and stools.

The wide variety of furniture available at the RUSU new café ensures that students are offered an enjoyable and relaxing experience whether they are there to socialise with friends over a drink or lunch, or catch up on their studies in a more comfortable atmosphere than the university library.

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