Hardware[Store]

Over the next two weeks if you find yourself down in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood for lunch, you might like to stop into the temporary Hardware[Store] on Occidental Avenue – it is not a store in the traditional sense, but is instead an art installation to highlight tools both rare and common.

Run by Olson Kundig Architects, [storefront] has been holding different projects since its opening last December as a record store (and previous to the current installation, it was a mushroom farm).

















Part of an artwork display near the front window – the videos were all tool related.


My favorite item was a giant chainsaw displayed as a center piece on a long dining table made from reclaimed wood.


For the interior design and architecture nerds, the back wall area has displays for Tom Kundig’s new accessories line made by the local modern day blacksmiths at 12th Avenue Iron.







Related post: Tom Kundig – Houses

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