Human Services

Downtown Emergency Service Center

The Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC), located in Seattle, Washington, was founded in 1979 with a clear mission in mind; to provide shelters of comfort and support services for people living in a state of homelessness. DESC today is a nationally recognized leader as they strive to end homelessness, one comfort-driven space and forward-thinking strategy at a time.

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The Customer Need

DESC is continually meeting the needs of today's people with their individualized support and 'just-like home' transitional and permanent housing facilities. With their mission at the forefront, DESC continues to identify the need for durable, comfortable, and inviting dwellings. Buildings and individualized spaces that remind the people they service that the space is 'home', no matter the season of life they find themselves in. With this user-need identified and this mission in mind, DESC has partnered with RT London to provide furniture for several of their supportive housing projects, totaling over 400 beds; including The North Star, Hobson Place, The Estelle, and Clement Place.

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The RT London Solution

During the process of coming alongside DESC, RT London’s expertise from installation, customer service support, interior design details, etc. were all important contributors to building a strong, continues relationship on all DESC projects. RT London has been honored to partner with DESC and is looking forward to the continued partnership as we both work towards creating spaces with durable, inviting, and forward-thinking furniture solutions to allow residence to feel right at home. Whether that be through our Maxwell beds, Essentials case goods, Jane tables, Hugo Lounge, Rowdy chairs or a new solution all together, we are ready and eager to be a part of the mission of DESC for years to come.

About the Customer

DESC helps people with the complex needs of homelessness, substance use disorders, and serious mental illness achieve their highest potential for health and well-being through comprehensive services, treatment, and housing.


  • Quality products.
  • Dedicated service.
  • Made in the USA.
  • Quality products.
  • Dedicated service.
  • Made in the USA.