Lise Harwin
Oct 1, 2008

Are you going to the show? Opening this evening, Portland's Show2008 is a curated biennial exhibit of innovative and functional furniture design, featuring local designers.

According to the website, Show 2008 will feature 40 examples of unusual and stimulating furniture design and provide designers/fabricators/makers with a place for peer and public recognition and dialogue. Jury members from the fields of architecture, art, fabrication, and design will recognize the merit of the entries with awards including Best In Show.

Show2008 also provides one of the first opportunities for the public to view Portland State University's remodeled Shattuck Hall. The LEED space, home to the Department of Architecture, features ceiling mounted radiant heating and cooling, enhanced day-lighting and an open plan studio.

Here's a rundown on the schedule:

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 6-9 pm
• Show preview with designers and jury
• Hors d'oeuvres, wine and cocktails served
• Donation of $10 per person at door; all proceeds benefit Show2008

Thursday, Oct. 2
• First Thursday Public Opening

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6:30 pm
• Designer Q&A
• Design Within Reach
• 1200 NW Everett

Show2008 is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-5 pm through Oct. 31.
• Portland State University
• Shattuck Hall, third floor studio gallery
1914 SW Park

Images: Show2006

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