"Dedicated to reviving Chromcraft airport benches and Mid Century Modern Furniture"
We’re a group of friends who share a love for Portland, Oregon, and a deep-seated fascination for all the historical and cultural iconography that makes this amazing city unique. When the (now replaced) Portland International Airport Benches went up for auction, we recognized these artifacts as integral pieces of PDX history. Everyone has a story about these seats. Memories of a night spent on standby, eagerly waiting to hear your name, finding yourself splayed across four of these surprisingly comfortable vinyl seats for hours after missing your flight, or even entertaining countless numbers of impatient child travelers as a makeshift jungle-gym. Iconic and landmark objects illicit feelings--from fondness to frustration--these seats, that carpet, this city, they all speak to us.
As the untapped potential of this limited collection of history became clear to us, we looked for a way to retain the cultural relevance of these benches for as many Portlanders as possible, and PDXoriginals was born. Our goal is to breathe new life into these relics, by creating functional and sustainable pieces of art that last a lifetime.