PDX Carpet | Sling-Back Chair

Artist Ivan Salcido works on his PDX Carpet Sling Back chair

Artist Ivan Salcido works on his PDX Carpet Sling Back chair

We recently had the opportunity to visit artist Ivan Salcido as he worked on the PDX Carpet Sling-Back chair for The PDX Project. Being fans of Salcido's work creating sculptures out of steel and mixed-media we commissioned him to design and produce a sling-back chair out of the beloved PDX Airport carpet.  Ivan's design is inspired by the triangular steel trusses at the Portland International Airport that hold up the roof of the terminals and entrance to "America's Best Airport".  When asked about his inspiration for the design of the chair, Salcido mentioned "The main point overall was to showcase the carpet. The thinking is that by powder coating the frame in white, it would contrast and highlight the carpet's turquoise color and criss-cross pattern."

We met up with Salcido at ADX Portland, a membership-based makers studio, where the artist was using ADX's welding studio to construct the chair frame.  The chair frame will be painted white to match the truss structure at PDX.  The back of the carpet sling will be lined with leather to finish off this classy piece of PDX history. "The frame will support and present the carpet while inviting the sitter to relax and lean back, no seat belts necessary." said Salcido. Functional and beautiful. We are very excited to show you the finished chair in the next couple of weeks. 

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