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CAST ALUMINIUM SLAB

SERVICES: ART DIRECTION | CUSTOM ART | IMPLEMENTATION | MANAGEMENT

Timbertown, Stumptown, Slabtown. The Portland Timbers and their lumberjack mascot… When asked to capture Portland’s history with an unprecedented, contemporary sculpture that would welcome guests into AC Hotel’s downtown property HM&Co dove in. 

 

We engaged nationally-recognized metal artist and fabricator Mike Suri to partner on the complex project. 

 

The marriage of the artist’s expression and Sage Hospitality’s vision for an artisan coffee kiosk fueled innovation and material exploration that resulted in a 9’-6” cast aluminum ‘slab’ sculpture that also functions as a storefront.

Through collaboration with SERA we reorganized interior walls to accommodate the perfect angle. Our team was also involved structural engineering and construction planning throughout the process of developing custom hinges, functionality and  installation methodology.

 

From artist selection though high-level management of the project including art direction, design development, communication, engineering collaboration and realization, HM&Co shepherded the project to completion. 

Architecture: SERA

Interior Design: SERA