Cactus Silk Eames Chair
October 1-October 31
Cactus silk rug meets iconic designer Eames chair, upholstered in a process which supports women owned small businesses.
This installation is a collaboration with Modern Myth LLC (owned by McKenzie Duffy) who has provided the handwoven cactus silk rug used in the upholstery process of the Eames chair. This special material is sourced from and supports the native Berber women in Morocco. All aspects of this project supports women owned businesses from various cultural backgrounds while using only vintage and repurposed materials. The Eames chair is a vintage piece from the 70’s that required extensive restoration and upholstery due to water damage. The vintage Berber cactus silk rug has a unique texture and motif that is being reused on a designer piece of furniture that definitely stands out.
This event is in conjunction with Portland Housing Month.