Navigating Nowhere.


Located in the heart of downtown Portland, Departure Restaurant sits atop the Nines Hotel. From initial design concepts to final execution, Skylab Architecture was looking for permanent environmental graphics to enhance the space while tying back to the under lying themes in the architectural lines and finishes.


Working closely with Architects, Interior designers and engineers, we helped design dimensional murals that features a map of the intellect with cleverly re-named locations, blurring the lines of your current location. Made from digitally printed wallpaper and latex tubing, this display spans the back of the restaurant wall and continues into private dinning areas. Use of sail clothe creates intimate dining areas that relate back to the modern nautical theme of the restaurant. 



  • Concept Design
  • Environmental Graphic Design
  • Art Direction of map content and materials
  • Interior Design