Bora is a long-time supporter of Literary Arts. In fact, at one time the not-for-profit group was housed within the Bora office. Then, they acquired a new space in the heart of downtown Portland. Not far from our own offices, we at Bora were more than willing to continue that support in the form of pro-bono interior design.
Books take center stage in the cozy space Literary Arts space. They line a library wall that divides the office into two distinct rooms, the office area and a conference room. Rolling ladders on both sides provide access to the upper shelves.
In the conference room, reclaimed wood flooring is a tactile element. There are also tables made from reclaimed school bleachers. This unique feature can be organized as a conference table or into more informal arrangements.
Bora completed a larger meeting room after the first two spaces. The space carries the wood flooring up into a wall treatment. There’s also high ceilings with a dropped floor to create a statelier atmosphere.
Now, the space hosts poetry readings, book launches, public radio interviews, and workshops. It’s a space with built-in elegance and flexibility to serve Literary Arts’ mission of bringing literature to everyone. We’re happy to see this organization flourish, and glad to play a part in their success.