chris held: persian pallet chris held: persian pallet
jun 22, 2010

chris held: persian pallet

persian pallet by chris held detail

visual artist chris held of portland-based design house von tundra (oregon, USA) has created a piece that mimics the aesthetics of a persian rug–except, in this case, on a dry-erase white board. co-created with american artist andrew vomhof, ‘persian pallet’ makes use of an industrial shipping pallet, transforming it in to an interactive art piece.

persian pallet, 2010 8′ x 4′ x 4.5”, dry erase marker on whiteboard pallet dry-erase whiteboard pallet

  • Very cool. We have been doing that since our kids were little. To make it more accessible – we found that you could simply buy the sidewall for a shower installation at a big box hardware store and it is virtually the same thing as a dry erase board and much cheaper.

    culturemulch says:
  • I am glad to know this extremely creative, talented and most personable artist! Way to go Andrew! I am proud of you and the path you are on!!!!

    char says:
  • I saw this in a show the piece is made by American Artist Chris Held based out of the company Von Tundra, which I caught some pieces of there’s in Atlanta part of Modern Design, Great work from these guys keep it coming

    Kirby says:
  • Payne, 75, is best known for his 1968 discovery and recordings of songs by humpback whales, and for finding that some whale species can communicate with each other over thousands of miles.
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