The Carpet Has Arrived! June 15, 2015 22:26
Hello Portlanders! We have an exciting update for you.
The PDX carpet is in our hands and is keeping our whole team very busy! You'll be happy to know that as soon as the carpet arrived we began the cleaning process (goodbye airport germs). Once the carpet was clean we began cutting, sealing and preparing your orders!
We expect all orders to be shipped in 1-2 weeks. Thanks for all of you patience and support.
Our story in the Portland Tribune April 4, 2015 10:48
We were featured in the Portland Tribune! A snippet of the article is below. You can read the full version here.
Everyone wanted a piece of this action, a piece of the bright blue carpet with a graphic ‘80s design from Portland International Airport.
And last week, the Port of Portland announced where they could get it.
Four vendors out of 32 were chosen to repurpose and distribute remnants of the iconic PDX carpet, including Nagl Floor Covering in Aurora. The other successful bidders were City Liquidators, Carpet Mill Outlet and Two Dogs in a Boat.
“We were very fortunate,” said Randy Schultze, co-owner of Nagl Flooring. “We were working with a couple of designers who are relatives of mine, my son, Nathan, and his wife, Becka.”
“They encouraged me to bid this,” Schultze said. “We sort of followed it online and after the pre-bid meeting I thought we had a good shot at it.”
He knew last week an announcement was pending, he said.
“I didn’t know we got it for sure until someone called (Wednesday) and asked if they could purchase some,” Schultze said.
He felt Nagl was selected for the professionalism of its proposals, and what it offered as a floor covering company as far as distribution, facilities and knowledge of the carpet industry.
Gizmodo: How the PDX Carpet Became a Hipster Icon March 8, 2015 10:09
Our lovely teal carpet has spread throughout the nation! We love reading articles that try to explain the PDX carpet phenomenon. Below is an excerpt from an article on Gizmodo written by Adam Clark Estes. You can read the full article here.
"I've never been to Portland, but I've seen the airport's carpet a million times. If you asked me to draw a picture of the delightfully geometric 80s design, I could probably do it with my eyes closed. How, you wonder? Hipsters. That's how.
Hipsters just love that blue-green carpet at the Portland International Airport (PDX). The 25-year-old design has been spun off into so many clothing lines and social media accounts, you could call the PDX carpet a hipster icon. Not for long, though. Last month, airport officials began ripping up the 14 acres of stained, fraying fabric that cover the terminal floors and replacing it with a curvier new design. And the hipsters are pissed."