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MPF Conservation offers interior design and/or exhibit design for institutional clientele.
An example of our work is the NPS Crater Lake Science and Learning Center. Originally the Superintendent’s living quarters in Building #19, above, it is now is a working museum for scientists and students.
The original furnishings, photographed below on the left in 1987, were a complete set of Imperial Monterey furnishings; MPFC conserved and reupholstered the set as the basis for the design project, augmenting the living quarters with inexpensive accoutrements to make guests comfortable when they visited. Furnishings had to be affordable and in keeping with the period, but other than the Imperial furniture, were not authentic items from the era.
Before and after: Living room, above, and dining room, below.
The dollars budgeted for the dinnerware, draperies, accessories and carpets was modest. MPFC found items to satisfy the design criteria + budget, without stepping outside the financial constraints of the National Park Service’s budget. Items procured and/or created included drapes, iron drapery rods, reproduction donor plaque, rugs, plates, runners, pillows (both for the furniture and floor pillows to sit on), throws, lamps, and accessories.
For more images of the Imperial line, go to NPS Crater Lake Science and Learning Center.
Note: We were brought into this project at the eleventh hour
and were unable to dust the furniture with rottenstone prior to the opening;
that is why the furniture is a bit shiny.
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