Grain’s Snake Screen Draws Inspiration From Oregon’s Meandering Waterways
Chelsea and James Minola were students at the Rhode Island School of Design when they met. After graduation, they partnered personally and professionally, settling in a 100-year-old farmhouse on Washington’s Bainbridge Island. That’s where they launched Grain, now on the cusp of its first decade. One of their latest collections references the landscapes and natural elements of northeastern Oregon. Meandering waterways are among the inspirations that shaped the Snake screen, composed of five bronze sheets colored blue through a proprietary patination process and supported by solid-ash posts. Standard dimensions are 5 feet high by 10 feet wide when fully extended. Since everything is built to order, though, custom dimensions and finishes are possible.