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August 9, 2017

Artful lounge for Art Fair VIPs was designed so it can all be reused

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The interior was furnished with items borrowed from local stores.

Large windows were designed to make people inside appear to be framed pieces of art.

Perkins+Will said it created a VIP lounge for Seattle Art Fair using only reusable materials and creating no waste.

The fair was last weekend at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Perkins+Will Design Principal Erik Mott led the design, working with interior designer Molly Baker to construct a comfortable, high-class lounge.

Perkins+Will partnered with GLY Construction, and used standard building materials in their original dimensional sizes. The lounge was designed and constructed in a unique way so that it could be assembled and disassembled quickly.

Materials were prefabricated off-site and assembled in one day at the fair. The lounge was disassembled at the close of the fair, and all the building materials can be reused, the design firm said in a press release.

The design concept was for a space where occupants could “see and be seen,” with horizontal wooden slats making up the walls. People outside could peer into the VIP section, and people inside could also enjoy the event. Large windows made the people inside appear to be framed pieces of art.

The interior was furnished with items borrowed from the showrooms of local stores, including Objekts and Inform Interiors.

Local light designer and manufacturer Graypants contributed three light fixtures made of cardboard. Stantec helped with the electrical systems.

Seattle Art Fair is produced by Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Inc. and Art Market Productions. It was part of Seafair weekend events.

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