Designed and Made by:

The Art Institute of Portland

Mid Century Reimagined

 In response to the design challenge hosted by PDXoriginals, our team has decided to contribute a furniture set that will repurpose the intended use of the original airport bench. Inspired by Portland's moral code of sustainability, PDX aesthetic and lifestyle, we're exploring the combination of a loveseat, live-edged wooden table and an executive chair paired with an ottoman. The final design will result with a full suite for an interior retail space, specific to one students use regularly. 

The iconic PDX Airport bench will be sustainably re-designed, with minimal waste, for a new application that breathes Portland originality, life, aesthetic and function. 

Faculty Instructor:  Ellen Cusick

Interior Design:  Riley Dotson | Senior                                     Murtadha Sami | Junior                                 Jenna Hays | Junior

Industrial Design: Ryan Colindres | Senior                                         Tyler Heth | Senior                                                  Julian Santiago | Senior

                                 Mathew Spann | Sophomore                         

 Special Thanks to the Following

Auction Details


Bidding begins on April 22nd at 7am PST, and ends on May 31st at 8PM PST. Proceeds benefit New Avenues for Youth. Winning bidders must arrange for pickup of the collaboration bench within 2 weeks of the auction's close. In some instances, we can accommodate delivery in the Portland-metro area. Pickup is at our SE Portland warehouse location. We can facilitate shipping at our full service warehouse, with shipping arrangements and costs bore by the winning bidder. 



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