Wood, CONCRETE & posters
Parliament is a studio located in Portland, Oregon, A TOWN WHICH has a strong culture of design and innovation. Lincoln Barbour invite us to take a look around!
When I go meet Chris Erickson at his top notch design firm’s office in the OM CC Building, my jaw just drops. Parliament is an amazing space and I was just blown away by how cool it was.
Back in my early web design days, I worked in this tiny 800 square foot office with five other guys whose ages ranged from 21 to 60. Our wood laminate desks were back to back in rows, so you felt isolated even though you were two feet away. We had a white drop ceiling with fluorescent lighting and two windows that didn’t open. It was also in a loud industrial park for a phone company. Needless to say, it was a miserable place to workand be inspired, but it was my first “real” job, so what did I know?
Everything from the slat walls to the pizza oven work table was crafted with amazing amount
of care and effort.
Here the space is the reflection of Parliament’s aesthetics of quality, clean design, and superb execution. A lot of thought went behind every detail in the spaces all spearheaded by Chris’ great design sense and collaboration with master carpenter Kyle Sharp. Everything from the slat walls to the pizza oven work table was crafted with amazing amount of care and effort. All the posters are original screen prints. Chris has a huge collection. This isn’t even a quarter of them.”