Italian Accents

Pedini Pearl Portland Bar Condo

One of the city’s most admired kitchen and bath specialists blends Euro-chic with an eco-conscious sensibility.

From the architectural design of its sleek contemporary high-rises to its galleries and public, art–filled parks—a nod to the magnificent scenery of the Pacific Northwest—the Pearl District celebrates all forms of beauty. So it’s only fitting that the neighborhood is home to Pedini PDX (1019 NW 11th Ave, 971-254-9856,, the esteemed maker of gorgeous Italian cabinetry.

“No one does design—and fashion—better than Italy,” says Victoria Jones, the owner of Pedini’s Portland location. A graduate of the Art Institute of Portland’s interior design program, Jones points out some of the more inventive Pedini design features: a bathroom sink completely integrated into the vanity, flat-panel doors with touch latches rather than handles or knobs, drawers inside of drawers to create a clean look, appliances—even including refrigerators—integrated into the cabinetry for a contemporary, uncluttered environment.

As the only European cabinetry showroom in the city, Pedini thrives mostly on residential remodels but does also take on occasional commercial projects. One of the company’s most celebrated clients is the lux Cosmopolitan condo tower, for which Pedini supplied all of the stylish bathroom and kitchen cabinetry.

“What really sets us apart is our service package,” says Jones. “We’re very hands-on from the beginning to the end of the project. I’m on-site brainstorming the design, and I’m there working with the contractors during the installation.”

Beyond beautiful products, Pedini also has a strong record of sustainability. Their marine-grade cabinet box constructions are made of 100 percent post-consumption recycled wood, and their wood comes from sustainably farmed trees, not old-growth forests. Also, since July 2010, Pedini has been powered by solar. It’s just another Pedini fundamental that makes it such a perfect fit with the Pearl. –Ellee Thalheimer | Photos by Derek Segismundo