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Cartwright Design

705 NE Morgan
Portland, Oregon 97211
(503) 680 5189
info@cartwrightdesign.com

 
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Lotus Bench

The Lotus Bench is fabricated from stainless steel. Gleaming petals create a domed nook on the edge of a pond in a Broomfield, Colorado open space park.

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Bike Salad awaits

Kind of like a bike corral yet more visible and covered. This fixture is inspired by a banana, oranges, a pineapple and whatever else might be at Laurelhurst Whole Foods . Just add bicycles.

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Toothbrush bike rack

B & G Builders, Inc. commissioned the latest Tooth Brush Bike Rack. Powder coated steel and stainless steel accents keep your bike safe while your mouth is in for an annual inspection.

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Bubble Gate

Effervescence is captured in a moment of time to keep some dogs behind a polished aluminum gate and screen.

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Organica Rail

This rail in a split-level living area is inspired by vines, grass, fiddleheads and intertwined growth. Designed to be "grandchild-safe" with no protruding sharp points or openings larger than 4" diameter.

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Sabin Garden Gate

Sabin Elementary PTA created a teaching garden and realized the need far a gate near the garden. This gate is made of roll formed tubing, various surplus scrap pieces. A full size, reclaimed pick-axe is mounted to the inside of the gate, and is the latch when closed. The powder-coated steel gates span a 14 foot opening, are 9 ft high with a 13 ft high arch.

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Speedometer Building

Slimline canopy and arching facade caps designed for store front improvement.

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Library/Loft Ladder

How hot would you look climbing up this library ladder? Stainless steel handrails and track/trolley system designed for existing ladder and bookcase/Loft divider give this ladder 16 feet of travel. It can also be stowed away to make room on the floor at K4 Court.

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Greiser Tardis

Aluminum and acrylic form a twisting cover for a front porch column.

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Plaza Bench

Re-claimed steel tube and composite deck material are fabricated for Wholefoods outdoor lunch area.

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Bike Panel

A 4 foot x 3 foot bike panel can be a bike rack, a gate or just a scuptural element.

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Hand Trellis

A Gaia pet for your garden, a sign of palm reading, or maybe a truss for a table top. 1/2" rod traces a 72" x 34" hand outline. Any custom outline can be fabricated, even a swoosh

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Unicorn from Carved Concrete

This unicorn is carved from a very unique post footing. The blank cylinder was removed from the ground with this crazy 5" protrusion that could only be but one thing.

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Educational Sculpture

The brain in the box is an interactive display of a life sized brain presented in a cut-away skull. The head rises slowly out of the box.... Cerebrum, cerebellum and brain stem light up independently with push of a button.

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Sign Hanger

Here is a hanger inspired by signs past. Forged steel flourishes made to support any shingle.

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Fedje Cypress table

Here is an example of a client designing their own furniture. The client purchased a cypress section from eco pdx and came to me with an idea to float the wood on a pattern of stainless pins.

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Fahrner Gate

A custom gate, hinges and all, re-use bicycle technology.built for the owner of Clever Cycles. Bamboo fence by Bamboo craftsman

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Trellis Leaf

The leaf retains organic flame-cut edge through forging process. The leaf is welded to a coiled stem.

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Young Fence

This is a set of steel panels that weave a pattern within the garden. It is made with heavy gauge steel that will assume a natural rust finish.

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Leftover shed fence

This 6 foot privacy fence is assembled from an old steel shed that needed removing from the property. An old 12x 8 shed yields about 40 feet of fence.

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Spinner post card rack

This rack is made of 100% local used bike frames. It spins on a headset and holds 100+ post cards(4 x 6). Designed and fabricated for Jonathan Maus to market his wares.

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clarklewis rotisserie and grill

This rotissere was designed and fabricated for clarklewis to process multiple roasts or larger cuts over an open wood fire.

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clarklewis bay rails

Stainless rails span the twelve foot shipping bays. Forged steel banisters and stainless cables keep them in place. The rails float a foot outside the bldg to create visual effect. Vertigo?.

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Spinning Cube

This apparatus was fabricated for a performance choregraphed by Daniel Addy. The spinning cube structure is a collaboration, built for Daniel's specific requirments. The performance was part of ten tiny dances at PICA's TBA '04.

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Curtain fixture

A stainless steel arc keeps this shower curtain under control.

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Floyd's Coffee

Coffee shop POP! These steel letters stand 3" off the wall. They help mark the drive-thru at Floyd's.

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spool bench

This is a spool bench made of a reclaimed cable spool. An optional canopy has been attached to the bench. The canopy is made of steel and water-proof canvas. this bench is at N. Sumner and Albina St., Portland, Oregon.

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steel dome

This is a view from beneath the dome at 33rd and Yamhill. The steel dome design is patterned from the growth pattern of seeds in a sunflower.

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Food Front Community Bulletin board

This is a kiosk structure that uses both reclaimed wood and sustainable cedar posts from southern Oregon. The Kiosk can provide 128 sq. ft. of covered display surface in an 11''X 5''garden area.

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artful infrastructure

An adjustable solar panel support and a prayer wheel designed and fabricated for the "Matthew Sheckel Lifehouse Memorial" at 37th and Taylor. This project is part of the Village building convergence.

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River City canopy

River City Bicycles has an outdoor annex. The area is fenced in by a bicycle panel fence. It is protected from the sun and rain by a canopy that stretches from the building to the fence top. The canopy is supported by custom cable tension system.

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horse panel

This is part of a set 5 of low window screens. Each panel has its own motif particular to its room. The horse is a favorite animal of the family.

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Small World Cafe

A bike rack that uses an old bicycle welded into a rectangular frame and powder coated. The rack is bolted to a sidewalk near N. Sumner and Albina. The globe sculpture in the background is to draw attention to the Small World Cafe.

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New Belgium Stools

These stools are part of a set on 12 stools designed and fabricated for New Belgium brewery in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Stool tops made from sustainable pine by woodworker James Thompson

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CD towers

This CD tower is built out of recycled bicycle rims. Designed for production at Resource Revival.

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Trillium Flower Bench

This is another experiment in free-form organic geometry. Powder coated steel creates the base and stem of the flower. Aluminum is the bloom. Lake Oswego's Gallery Without Walls purchased the flower in 2009.

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Malabar Bombax

Tubing, pipe and strips of steel are cold formed to create an experiment inspired by interference patterns, bright colors and chaotic organic geometry to maximize visual LOUDNESS!!!

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Spiral Stair Rail

Fabricated steel baluster panels support a steel hand rail and a logging-chain-grape vine.

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Godel Orca Gates

A custom gate set commissioned by an admirer of Bill Reid's Orca and other inuit influenced art.

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Organica Rail Detail

Forged mild steel is stained and lacquered to approach a bronze finish.

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Sunburst Gate

A powdercoated steel gate to keep chickens and a dog in the yard at separate times, the cat can come or as she pleases. This one-way-swing gate also has a flipping bird latch, really.

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Speedometer Building

Clear canopy panels provide a spot of out of the rain and reduce the visual mass.

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Bradley Fence

Traditional steel picket fence and gate with forged vine and leaf details. The gate and panel are powder coated to provide a low maintenance, organic form.

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Lunch Counter

The lunch counter is made of reclaimed douglass fir boards, old growth timber. It is supported by two bike frames and other steel framing that span inside the front window.

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Christie Stair

Fabricated steel rail-sides support a landing porch and stairs that span to the adjacent deck. The space below the porch is completly open. The spanning porch design by Prototype.

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Covered Bike Parking

Two bike staples, steel arcs and some corrogated metal roofing help park the bike and trailer out of the rain. This rack was made for employees with bike trailers at People's Food Co-op.

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Bike round up

Rolled pipe leftovers make a parking system for River City Bicycles

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Hand Table Frame

The table has eight adjustable legs. 17" high in coffee table mode, 30" high in party mode. This table was made to help show some of the artwork created through the Children's Healing Arts Project

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Chess Footings

Members of a chess team that are made of fence post footings that were extracted from the ground. The figures are dictated by the nooks and crannies created by shovels and sticks used to make the footing hole. Additional features are carved into the concrete with chisels and grinders. Figures range from 24 to 16" tall X 12 to 8" in diameter

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Fry Guy

Are you down with Bacon Boy? Meet his arch nemisis, Fry Guy. He is an iron skillet rendered into a skateboard-flying character created by Austin Winters.

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Archus Branches

A grand arch between two trees emerges from woods. Created with fallen tree branches, the sculpture explores the use of organic material and shapes to create an architectural structure. This piece is part of the Natural Cycles installation at Tryon Creek State Park.

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Mt Hood Cabin

Here is a steel relief mural depicting the scene of a family cabin at the foot of Mt. Hood. A stainless river supports the mild steel landscape. The cabin adds copper to the mix. Trees are forged. Constructed on an aluminum frame that mounts to a normal wall. (9 ft wide x 5 ft tall x 7" deep).

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Whimsical Gothic trellis

The whimsi-goth vine trellis is constructed of forged steel. Dampened trellis vibration is supported by an arbor built by Tom Hambilton.

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Double Helix

This aluminum double helix structure can be a trellis indoors or out. Or the dna can just hang in the air.

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Toro Bravo

Find the brave bull icon hanging out, over the edge on Russel street. Grab your forks and cheer for this Comedor This powder coated, aluminum silhouette helps mark the spot.

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Toro Bravo bar

The interior was inspired by imagining the paths of bulls and matadors. Straight lines with sudden radii soften hard fixtures, and provide high speed, near miss excitement.

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Science Function

A privacy screen with nerves of aluminum is based on the abstraction of a dendrite and an axion. Acrylic amber pieces help define the biological elements.

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clarklewis railings and fixtures

Original fixtures and railings for this revolutionary restaurant are designed to pay homage to the previously industrial space. Wall mounted wine racks made from railroad spikes allow the wine inventory to be checked at a glance. Forged steel banisters support stainless steel rails and cables.

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clarklewis railing detail

Heavy forged steel banisters support stainless rails. Cables at 3.75 inch centers create in-fill. Heirloom quality that ought to last forever.

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Landscaping Tools

This grader attachment was built for landscaper/excavator Adrian Kavesh (503)-720-2743.

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custom signage

Millennium Building Services, Inc. commissioned this logo made of stainless steel and aluminum. The three dimensional emblem floats on the lobby wall of the corprate office.

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DNA trellis structure

This is a weather proof garden trellis made of used aluminum bike rims and reclaimed coaxial cable. Single strands can also be replicated. This trellis is 11 ft tall and 4 feet wide at the base.

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Sunnyside dome

A 14' tall X 13' diameter steel dome on fir log posts. 1 of 4 trellis/arbors constructed for phase III of an Intersection Repair. Located at SE 33rd and Yamhill.

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fence gate at Big City Produce

This is a gate in the bike panel fence located at Albina Green at the corner of North Albina and Sumner.

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produce display cart

This is a produce display cart built for Food Front Co-op. The fabricated steel frame measures 72" by 58" by 30" high. Bicycle rims create the display wings. Reclaimed door panels conceal cabinet space below.

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exterior lamp shade

A hammered copper and steel lampshade for an apartment courtyard on NW Thurman and 26th.

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bird bath

A birdbath made of a hammered copper dish fits to a 22" diameter bike rim. The base is made of found stainless steel pieces.

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Small World globe

This is an experiment in visual kinetics. The spiraling elements appear to make this globe spin to passing traffic.

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steel dome

14' tall X 13' diameter steel dome on fir log posts. One of four trellis/arbors constructed for phase III of an Intersection Repair, located at SE 33rd and Yamhill.

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log trellis

14' tall X 13' wide X 6' deep; naturally curved douglas fir sections and posts. 1 of 4 trellis/arbors constructed for phase III of an Intersection Repair, located at SE 33rd and Yamhill.

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sculptural signage

This sign I made this for Resource Revival to help mark the building for deliveries and customers. The cursive font is formed from chrome plated bicycle rims.