Betsy & Iya is a Portland staple - offering handmade designed in Portland jewelry, accessories and a multitude of other hand selected wares. Betsy and Will asked us to plan and collaborate on the design with them on the expansion of their brick and mortar in mid 2013. We were inspired by their unstoppable creative energy and along with all of the technical fun of getting a historical brick building up to code with the Building Development Services, we helped them to bust out of their tiny space into a gorgeous new fabrication studio and office. Concrete floors, a reclaimed wood wall, pops of mint, yellow and contrasting black and white graphics complement the shiny brass cut work castoffs that now create artwork both in positive and negative space.
The Scope: full commercial tenant improvement including office space design, planning of jewelry production studio, ADA restroom (check it out) and conference area built-out in raw historic building, as well as furniture and lighting selection.