TGM Lounge for MadeHere PDX
MadeHere PDX, 40 NW 10th Ave, Portland
Last month we've teamed up with MadeHere PDX, a showroom presenting design focused, fashionable product entirely designed and manufactured in Portland, to create for them a lounge and play area highlighting our new TGM Studio Line.
With honest materials, straightforward lines, and playful attitude, the TGM Studio Line presents high quality functionality that is fit to match its calling. Our Ping Pong Conference Tables are made of solid hardwood construction on legs that are designed and fabricated in house. Our Plywood Lounges have been developed as flat-packable and versatile pieces, for variable office work (and lounge) scenarios. Solid russian birch construction matched with high-quality upholstery and ergonomic design give these pieces longevity in high-traffic spaces while maintaining their simple elegance.
Stop by MadeHere, play some ping pong on our TGM Ping Pong Conference table in eastern black walnut with copper plated legs and copper inlay, lounge on our upholstered TGM Plywood Lounge Chairs or stretch out on our TGM Plywood Love Seat, and take a moment to contemplate the brains and hands involved in all the things that are MadeHere in this great city.
The Good Mod team members Tom and Mike dialing-in the Ping Pong setup. Ready for play at NW 10th and Couch.
Spencer Scott Staley, The Good Mod's creator getting involved in the MadeHere Ping Pong Lounge.
Visit our showroom at 1313 W Burnside St., 4th floor, to view the complete selection of style options for your own TGM custom pieces.
TGM | AIRBNB
In honor of the new year, we would love to share some information about a project truly defined a lot of 2014 for the TGM team. Earlier in the year we were approached by Aaron Taylor Harvey from Airbnb, and began discussing the possibility of creating custom furnishing for a new call center here in Portland. Those discussions eventually developed into a full collaboration between Aaron, his talented partner Rachael, and our team of designers/fabricators.
This project involved creating an entirely new line of products for their new workspace. The overall scope of the project fluctuated over time to fit their needs, but in the end it provided an exciting challenge for us company-wide. Our process involved a lot of initial research, and learning on-the-fly/pulling from past experiences. We were able to augment our operations + process through necessity + organic growth, which in turn led to us really discovering our production abilities + limitations. It also created a cohesive goal that really seemed to stimulate our internal talents + passions.
Airbnb + it's team of architects/designers had precise standards, which is something that we were incredibly appreciative of. We worked closely with them to ensure those standards were met + exceeded throughout the entire process. We enjoyed thinking about home use vs. busy commercial office use, picking the right density of seat cushion foam, + we absolutely loved all of their fabric choices. We utilized both traditional + modern fabrication techniques, which included everything from custom welded steel brackets to laser cut acrylic panels for integrated charging stations.
It was amazing for our team to be able to grow + learn while creating for a company that definitely thinks differently than most. They were continually supportive of our design choices, and in turn had some incredible input themselves! To see the products from casual sketches to a beautiful + functional piece of design was the best part of our year.
The final implementation of the work was astounding. The office is buzzing with activity, yet it maintained a comfortable atmosphere. Observing our work + the work of other local designers working in concert with it's intended audience was an heart-warming experience that we hope to recreate again.
Please check out some of the recent press about the space:
Photographs of our work + our process will be posted in separate posts!
- spencer Staley
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TGM CRAFTS ARCHITECTURAL MODEL FOR SKYLAB
A recent project to come through our workshop doors came from a nearby neighbor. Skylab Architecture. We were commissioned to fabricate an exact architectural model of a private residence. Utilizing digital design + fabrication techniques, we were able to create a large scale model out of plywood with our CNC. The hand-built house model was then added to the topographical landscape. The dowels are placed to indicate trees on the property.
Photos by Arthur Hitchcock
TGM TABLE FOR NY ARTIST JOSE PARLA
The Good Mod recently designed + built another signature table. This one is headed to NYC to the talented artist Jose Parla.
Custom Ebonized Plywood + Brass Inlay with blue powder coated steel legs.
Here is a brief look at his new table on our rooftop.