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Widney Moore Gallery

Portland, OR



Its art may be wearable, but the new Widney Moore Gallery in the Pearl District of Portland, Ore., is first and foremost a gallery. So GGLO Architecture and Interior Design (Seattle) prepared a minimalist white canvas on which the owner could paint her displays of one-of-a-kind and limited-edition clothing, jewelry and textiles.

To reflect the owner's taste and the industrial aesthetic of the building that houses the gallery, GGLO kept the 20-foot-high space spare and clean. Custom casework coordinates with fixturing of beige lacquered wood accented with bent steel and glass. Large south-facing windows and track lighting keep the space light-filled, while concrete floors and modernist furniture reinforce the minimalist look.

But minimalist doesn't have to mean lack of details. Clever touches such as custom, logo-branded garment hangers and matching garment tags are — like the merchandise — pieces of art.

Client: Widney Moore, Portland, Ore.

Design Team: GGLO Architecture and Interior Design, Seattle — Jim Moore, principal-in-charge; Tom Maul, project manager


Outside Consultants: Metropolitan Group, Portland, Ore.

General Contractor: R&H Construction, Portland, Ore.

Suppliers: Reeve Store Equipment Co., Rivera, Calif. (fixturing); Dieter Franck, Portland, Ore. (casework); Full Upright Position, Portland, Ore. (furniture); Jay Gerard, Portland, Ore. (graphics); DK Display Corp., New York (mannequins and forms); Henry Hanger Co. of America, New York (hangers); Aztech Signs & Graphics, Portland, Ore. (signage)

Photographer: Michael Shopenn, Boulder, Colo.



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