Higher Education

Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) approached RT London to replace existing furniture that was custom designed for the State Street Village apartments on campus. The existing furniture was deemed impractical once in place and IIT was also experiencing durability and construction issues.


The Customer Need

IIT was in search of durable furniture with a strong aesthetic that was backed by a significant warranty. RT London was the perfect fit. During the search, IIT visited the RT London plant with a group of students and staff. They were able to review manufacturing processes, furniture construction, custom capabilities and complete product offerings.

Essentials Wardrobe

The RT London Solution

IIT evaluated multiple vendors and “after reviewing sample furniture with students and staff, the vast majority selected RT London’s offerings.” Joshua O. Marjenka, Operations Manager, Illinois Institute of Technology. The furniture in IIT’s State Street Village was completely furnished with Essix and Essentials Room Solutions in a custom gray finish within three phases over three years. Over 500 beds were provided as well as desks, organizers, mobile pedestals and wardrobes. IIT chose a custom finish to keep the furniture to the tone and feel of the building's characteristics.

About the Customer

Illinois Institute of Technology is a private, technology-focused, research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology and law.


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