Annual Sponsor Spotlight: Absolute Resource

Company Name:
Absolute Resource PNW

Number of years in business:
We are celebrating 10 years in March 2020, can you believe it? That makes 20 years in the design community in Oregon and Washington. Stay tuned for a huge party to celebrate next spring 🙂

Located in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska we strive to be the Northwest’s experts in commercial and contract furniture, textiles, lighting and acoustical products. We provide a direct link between the culture of the brands we represent and designers. Absolute Resource has had the privilege of partnering with premier brands bringing new and exciting innovations to market. We have pioneered brands and solutions that have grown to become industry leading companies. Absolute Resource provides a unique and fun experience in furniture, lighting, acoustical and textile consideration and specification. 

What is your favorite IIDA event and why?: My favourite is the Design Crawl.

I was IIDA Oregon Chapter chair of Forums and VP of Forums for years prior to having children. The design crawl was always the most fun to plan and attend. I love getting a chance to explore the award winning projects and listening to the designers talk about their challenges and successes. One of the best parts of IIDA is the support we give to the design community in Oregon. We provide a fertile ground to foster growth. In my 20 years in design I’ve had the pleasure of seeing our community grow and thrive. 

What aspect of your company are you most proud of and why?:
I’m proud of our longevity, our friendships and relationships we’ve made in the industry and the ability we have to identify new and valuable partners to bring to our community of designers.

What value do you see in being an IIDA Oregon Chapter Annual Sponsor?:
Any chance I have to help the our community of Interior Designers grow is great for me personally and wonderful for my business. Being an annual sponsor shows my commitment to the industry of Interior Design, my support of elevating the practice of Interior Design in Oregon and providing resources to help support the wonderful people of our community. 

What impact do you see the IIDA Oregon Chapter having on the A&D community in Oregon?: We are simply single biggest contributor of any association for the Interior Design Community in Oregon. The impact we have is HUGE, from simple networking to working for legislating the profession of Interior Design. 

What gets you excited about design?: I love to see designers come up with new and unique ways to solve problems and innovate within their projects. The juice for me is seeing designers grow and thrive within their practice and their life.

Most inspiration project?: in 2018 we worked with a local firm on a large lighting project in San Jose, CA. Getting a chance to provide lighting to this company was amazing and the project came out looking fabulous. More inspirational than the final project was the chance to see our community interact and influence this leading tech company’s direction and design and having an impact globally. Our community also had a major impact on this Brooklyn based lighting firm by specifying the largest order in their history.