Portland-based interior design firm Weedman Design Partners have recently completed the renovation of an old warehouse space for start up ImpactFlow, who focus on connecting non-profits with businesses and individuals donors.
Located on Oregon Street in Northeast Portland, their new office is housed in the historic Bakery Building; following decades of neglect, the former bread factory was restored and is now home to some of Portland’s most innovative companies. ImpactFlow made the move to the recovered warehouse space to support their growth and future expansion plans for the Pacific Northwest, and further afield.
“ImpactFlow’s previous office was in a co-working space, as our number of employees grew, we were forced to spread out more and more throughout the building. In this new space, we’re all together on one level, communication between teams is better and productivity has gone up” Comments says Armon Moore, Co-founder of ImpactFlow.
The space boasts 4,000 square foot with the interior drawing it’s inspiration from the surrounding area. The office is filled with second hand items sourced from around the city, resulting in a mixture of modern and vintage pieces, giving the room accents of colour while providing a relaxed, lived-in atmosphere.
The long desks and kitchen bar were made using wood from an old paper mill nearby, while pendant lights from an dismantled nuclear power plant hang from the 30 foot high open truss ceilings. Much of the mid-century furniture was sourced from local vintage shops and Craigslist.
“Our goal was to create an environment that is open and easy for ImpactFlow to work, grow and entertain within,” says Arielle Weedman of Weedman Design Partners. “Most of the pieces are movable, with a few discreet places for acoustic privacy and focused work. The colors are fun and fresh, inspired by the company’s energy.”