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Student Accommodation Furniture

Student accommodation furniture usually includes bedroom furniture, lounge furniture, desks, desk chairs and dining chairs and tables. As the numbers of university students has risen, so has the number and variety of student accommodation buildings. Well-designed furniture has become correspondingly more important, to attract students. Despite this, the robustness of student accommodation furniture remains vital.

Layouts differ considerably; some student accommodation projects have a large communal area, others have smaller grouping of bedrooms with smaller communal areas; some have no communal areas at all.

Bedroom furniture for student accommodation usually includes a student desk chair, anything from a stool to a swivel chair, as well as at least one occasional chair. Our usual request is for a hard-wearing chair that doesn’t have a large space footprint.

Dining areas can look like the interior of a modern cafe or can have picnic tables; the variety is large; table heights can vary, with some using poseur height tables, with stools. For work areas,  tables may also require plug sockets and internal cabling for laptops. Lounge areas are equally diverse.

As the student accommodation market becomes ever more competitive, designers are also seeking to incorporate fun elements into communal spaces and bespoke table tennis tables are in more demand than ever.



Student Accommodation Communal Area Furniture

Host Lounge Chair

Host Lounge Chair

Loft Modular Lounge Chair

Loft Modular Lounge Chair

215 Tub Chair

215 Tub Chair

Noma Sofa

Noma Sofa

Fluid Sofa

Fluid Sofa

Ping Pong Table

Ping Pong Table

Four Us Wall

Four Us Wall

Eliza Lounge Chair

Eliza Lounge Chair

Glow Sofa

Glow Sofa

Glow Low Back Lounge Chair

Glow Low Back Lounge Chair

Grand Prix Sofa

Grand Prix Sofa

Leonor M927 UW Lounge Chair

Leonor M927 UW Lounge Chair

Diner Modular Seating

Diner Modular Seating

Wrap Wood Lounge Chair

Wrap Wood Lounge Chair

Cadogan Lounge Chair

Cadogan Lounge Chair

Molecule Modular Seating

Molecule Modular Seating

Bloom Modular Seating

Bloom Modular Seating

Dylan Bench

Dylan Bench
Student Accommodation Desk Chairs

Gliss Sled Armchair

Gliss Sled Armchair

Gliss Desk Chair

Gliss Desk Chair

Kuadra Sled Side Chair

Kuadra Sled Side Chair

Kanvas Sled Side Chair

Kanvas Sled Side Chair

More Desk Chair

More Desk Chair

Kanvas TC Side Chair

Kanvas TC Side Chair

Pure Loop Metal Side Chair

Pure Loop Metal Side Chair

New Skool Side Chair

New Skool Side Chair

Pop Visitor Chair

Pop Visitor Chair

Lotus Desk Chair

Lotus Desk Chair

Carlo Desk Chair

Carlo Desk Chair

Bobit Task Chair

Bobit Task Chair

Flux Task Armchair

Flux Task Armchair

Basket Desk Chair

Basket Desk Chair

Shoreditch Desk Chair

Shoreditch Desk Chair

Apollo Desk Chair

Apollo Desk Chair
Student Accommodation Counter Stools

Gliss Barstool

Gliss Barstool

Kuadra Barstool

Kuadra Barstool

Volt Barstool

Volt Barstool

Charles Ghost Barstool

Charles Ghost Barstool

Rioja Barstool

Rioja Barstool

New Skool Swivel Barstool

New Skool Swivel Barstool

Bale Barstool

Bale Barstool

Osaka Barstool

Osaka Barstool

Don Barstool

Don Barstool

Triangle Barstool

Triangle Barstool

Bobit Barstool

Bobit Barstool

Babila Metal Barstool

Babila Metal Barstool

Inga Barstool

Inga Barstool

Lisbon Barstool

Lisbon Barstool

Klejn Barstool

Klejn Barstool

Roller Stool

Roller Stool
Relevant Projects
De Montfort Mews - Leicester
De Montfort Mews - Leicester

​This luxurious development of 91 ultra-modern studio apartments also includes the height of communal & recreation facilities; there is an onsite gym and cinema room and plenty of study pods, with glorious interiors throughout.

Sevenoaks School
Sevenoaks School

Sevenoaks School is a highly selective independent school in Sevenoaks, Kent. The furniture for their new, state of the art science and technology centre needed to be hard-wearing, colourful & contemporary. The Bobit range is perfect for education spaces and student accommodation.

Victoria Point - Manchester
Victoria Point - Manchester

Another clever student spec from Empiric who are great at creating shared spaces where residents come together. An on-site gym for working out, cinema to catch a film, and TV room for that all-important boxset binge.

Provincial House - Sheffield
Provincial House - Sheffield

Provincial House displays the best of the property's original features including fireplaces and bannisters and adds in an eclectic mix of mid-century modern and industrial inspired furniture. Combine with concentric patterned wallpaper and warm pendant lights and this student accommodation is the perfect work, rest and play environment.

College Green - Bristol
College Green - Bristol

Gorgeous student accommodation in Bristol with stunning mid century modern inspired communal areas and industrial workspaces featuring bespoke scaffold board desks, benches and vintage stools.

Willowbank Student Accommodation - Glasgow
Willowbank Student Accommodation - Glasgow

Vintage style school chairs with long oak tables & leather sofas with zinc table tops & trestle bases create a student workspace with an industrial feel.

Brunswick Apartments Student Accommodation - Southampton
Brunswick Apartments Student Accommodation - Southampton

Student accommodation furniture that's smart, practical & durable yet effortlessly stylish.

Independent Student Living - West Hampstead
Independent Student Living - West Hampstead

Contemporary, colourful and practical student accommodation furniture that matches the vibrant modern design of the building.

Relevant Blog Posts
Hospitality Furniture Fire Safety Regulations
Hospitality Furniture Fire Safety Regulations

Legal fire safety requirements for contract furniture can be confusing because it's covered by The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO) and not the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations (FFFSR) which covers domestic use. Here is an important summary for commercial designers.

Standard Table Height Guide
Standard Table Height Guide

A handy list of standard table heights by type including poseur tables, console tables, coffee tables, dining tables and side tables. We also list other things you need to consider before ordering furniture for hospitality spaces such as leg space and space to push the chair underneath the table.

Hospitality Table Size Guide
Hospitality Table Size Guide

The right table size depends on how many covers are required on each table and what the table is used for; fine dining or drinking will differ. Drinking requires less space than quick meals; fine dining requires the most space. To calculate how many covers will fit in a restaurant use this diagram.

What Top? Types of Wooden Table Tops
What Top? Types of Wooden Table Tops

Wooden table tops are robust, last for ages, look better with a bit of wear and can be made to match pretty much any interior design scheme. We detail the pros and cons of different types of wooden table tops including beech, ash, oak & teak as well as the benefits of veneers and engineered wood.

Table Tennis Tables for Offices & Student Accommodation
Table Tennis Tables for Offices & Student Accommodation

Why buy a contract table over a standard ping pong table? Essentially, a contract table will give you a wider choice of size and style and added flexibility of use. We explore the pros, cons and possibilities for table tennis tables in offices and student accommodation.

Seat Heights & Table Heights
Seat Heights & Table Heights

Table base heights are often decided after a seat is selected. If you want the diner's legs to fit under the table you must leave 250-300mm of space between the top of the chair seat and the bottom of the table top. Get the correct measurements for dining, counter & poseur heights with this diagram