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Primary Sources: Salvaged, Found, and Antique Objects in Interior Design

April 19, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | $6
Primary Sources: Salvaged, Found, and Antique Objects in Interior Design

Aurora Mills is a destination for anyone seeking salvaged and antique goods to add character to their homes and businesses. For over 20 years they’ve been salvaging materials from all over the country and the staff regularly works with designers from across the country to facilitate large and small scale design projects. For Design Week Portland, they have reached out to some of their favorite designers to come together for an event that is focused on two topics near and dear to the current scene – sustainability and reuse in interiors.

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The design panel will share valuable insight gained from decades of experience in the field, touching upon aspects of design that pertain to both contemporary and historical settings, and focus on the concept of sustainability within the scope of residential and commercial spaces. Our special guests are: Gary Gibson (Gibson; Los Angeles, CA), Stewart Horner (former Global Design Director at Nike and founder of PennyBlack Interiors; Portland, OR), Max Humphrey (Max Humphrey Interior Design; Portland, OR), Shelly Prael (former Visual Director at Pendleton Woolen Mills and founder of lé Nest Interiors; Portland, OR).

The event will feature lively discussion as well as a Q&A with attendees. Guests will have the opportunity for a mix and mingle after the event with custom cocktails and small bites, all in the antique and salvage filled setting of Aurora Mills Portland location.

This event is also in cooperation with our friends at Restore Oregon, who share our love of the special history of design and architecture.


About Aurora Mills
Since 1999, Aurora Mills has scoured the countryside searching for the best in antique, vintage, and reclaimed architectural items, decor, and garden features. Our warehouse is filled with unique, historic, and vintage architectural materials, such as stained and beveled glass, lighting, marble and oak fireplace mantles, ornamental cast iron, cottage doors, clawfoot tubs, Victorian hardware, stone and terra cotta, arts and crafts tiles, iron gates, rustic timbers as well as old growth flooring, siding and moldings.

Aurora Mills offers a huge variety of items from the spectacular, one-of-a- kind pieces such as bronze elevator doors from New York City to the everyday items such as five panel interior doors. Our inventory also represents many of the popular architectural styles including California Mission, Arts and Crafts, Victorian, Tudor, Spanish Revival, Queen Ann, Italianate, Eastlake, and Colonial.

Aurora Mills is a unique place that helps customers stimulate their creative imaginations’ while exploring our large collection of architectural items and antiques. Whether you are painstakingly restoring a historic home, building a new home with some old world charm, or just looking for that special piece our experienced staff is ready to help.


Cover image courtesy Aurora Mills.