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Save A Sample!


Posted on: March 11, 2019

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Every year, Save A Sample! creates a second life for unused brochures, fabrics and finish cards. Over the years, thousands of pounds of materials have been donated by some of the country’s busiest design firms. Materials are delivered to local design schools with the help of local furniture dealers. As a result, talented students have richer resources to choose from during the year.

“Save A Sample! offers students access to the newest architectural materials and finish products available,” says Linda Oshea, Design Chair at Kean University in New York.  “I have seen great improvement in terms of creativity, innovation, and imagination on student material and finish boards since being involved in this wonderful program.  It is like Christmas morning in the design studios when Save A Sample! boxes arrive at our school!” ​

Save A Sample! has helped students in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Wilmington!

Save A Sample! was started in 1999 by SpecSimple. A natural outgrowth of Spec Simple, Inc. a resource company which manages libraries and Virtual Libraries for design firms and furniture professionals across the country, Spec Simple brings together design firms, furniture dealers and manufacturers each year to benefit design schools and their students.

​To learn more about SpecSimple, Inc. or Virtual Library please contact VLTours@specsimple.com to set up a Virtual Tour. ​

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