John Ross South Waterfront

The John Ross building is a modern high-rise condo tower located in Portland's South Waterfront district. It is a LEED-certified Green efficient building with unobstructed views of Portland. 

John Ross building, Portland

The condo committee approached Lapchi to work on a custom concept for the two 5’ x 25’ entry and elevator lobby carpets.  The space has a very prominent art collection, and in order to create a shared language between art and rugs, we pulled the color tones of the artwork into the rug design.  

Design Featured: Ossidare with a modified orientation and additional colors added to compliment the prominent art collection.

Lapchi custom Ossidare rug
Lapchi custom Ossidare rug

Ossidare (Italian for “oxidize”) is woven with raw and smooth silk and linen mixed with wool. The outer-most motif is a low pile smooth silk texture, with raw silks for the inner textures. The pattern was inspired by a photograph of rust formations on a concrete wall.


Lapchi Project Manager/Designer:  Sasha Goldstein, Lapchi Rug Design Studio Portland.