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September 10, 2012

From sea to shining sea, the United States holds a wide stratum of makers. Here we’ve collected the newest products from our favorite welders, weavers, and woodworkers, to name just a few.

Buendia Pillow by Inigo Elizalde

Buendia, Libertad, and Roxas Pillows

Inigo Elizalde’s woven dhurries are hand-knotted in Nepal, but he’s deconstructed a few of his boldest patterns into a collection of pillows, all printed in North Carolina and sewn in New York City.

Array Pendant by Bend

Array Pendant

A new silhouette in Bend’s Los Angeles–made, spot-welded oeuvre is an iron lighting fixture whose name alludes to the mathematical term meaning “an orderly arrangement of slanted lines.”

Ada Quilt by Meg Callahan for MatterMade

Ada Quilt

Inspired by vernacular traditions, Providence-based Meg Callahan used a very contemporary production technique, digital printing, to make this seemingly quilted blanket for Matter’s in-house line.

Modern Record Console by Symbol Audio

Modern Record Console

Reviving the hi-fi console typology so popular in the 1950s, this brand-new company of off-duty architects makes stereo furniture to order in its Hudson Valley, New York, studio. Symbol also offers a smaller tabletop hi-fi.

Clip Tree by Matthew Plumstead

Clip Tree

Cranbrook Academy of Art graduate Matthew Plumstead made his debut at ICFF with his configurable wood valet, kitted out with clip-on rubber hooks, shelves, and widgets for holding domestic detritus.

Wrapped Light by Matt Gagnon Studio

Wrapped Light

This overhead lamp stems from Los Angeles designer Matt Gagnon’s fascination with open-truss roof structures and the intimate interior space they create. Here, wool yarn wrapped around the inside of a poplar frame contrasts with the crisp cotton rope on the exterior.

Poet Stool by Misewell

Poet Stool

Made in Milwaukee from locally harvested walnut and assembled with old-school mortise and tenon joints, Misewell’s Poet Stool keeps it current with powder-coated recycled steel footrests.

Stromborg Table by Daniel Stromborg for Knoll

Stromborg Table

Daniel Stromborg, who connected with the venerable American manufacturer while working in Don Chadwick’s L.A. studio on Knoll’s Spark Series, designed this collection of outdoor tables with powder-coated steel legs connected to a floating top.

Aspect Pendants by Schmitt Design

Aspect Pendants

Sacramento-based Schmitt Design slip-cast two pendant light silhouettes—slender and squat—in translucent porcelain that, when turned on, emit a warm glow. Fabric-wrapped cords come in three colors.

Block Chair by Sitskie Design Studio

Block Chair

Riffing on the concept behind a pin-impression toy, the Los Angeles designer Adam Friedman came up with a seat whose solid walnut blocks conform to the sitter’s body thanks to the foam padding underneath them.

Rack of Coats by Plywood Office

Rack of Coats

Assembled in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago using a steam bending technique, this combo coat rack–side table is a smart, space-saving solution for an entryway.

Algedi Table by Iacoli & McAllister

Algedi Table

What began as one-offs morphed into the Seattle studio’s first in-house collection, which debuted this spring at ICFF. Pieces like this marble-topped table with copper legs exude a relaxed West Coast vibe.

Here and There by Christopher Roy

Here and There

Christopher Roy’s layered “Why Not Bespoke” furniture combines a European dose of industrial design whimsy—he is British—with traditional American forms, all made to order in Sarasota, Florida.

Bound Mirror by Grain

Bound Mirror

Two RISD-trained designers based on a small island outside Seattle hand-wrap their precision-cut mirrors with hemp twine around a border of FSC-certified Baltic birch plywood.

High 'n Dry Cargo Net by Best Made Company

High 'n Dry Cargo Net

Developed in Rhode Island by a rope expert, the cargo net is sturdy yet lightweight, ideal for use in a kitchen or a canoe and weighing in at only five ounces.

After Chinterwink Wallpaper by Juju Papers

After Chinterwink Wallpaper

Oregon-based Juju Papers prints all of its wallpaper with water-based inks on sustainably harvested paper. The patterns are folk art–inspired, but the colors are strictly au courant, like the neon orange (Pantone 805U) shown here in the “Sunset” combination.

Rift Office System by David Allan Pesso for Darran

Rift Office System

A slim addition to its range of case goods, this open-plan office system is made of wood veneer, steel, aluminum, and glass and assembled in Darran’s High Point, North Carolina, warehouse.

Plugged Stool by Jack Craig for Mondo Collection

Plugged Stool

PVC water mains from Detroit are transformed once Jack Craig heats and manipulates the raw material, converting it into seating—a departure from the pipes’ “highly machined geometry.”

StickBulb by Rux Design

Stickbulb

Wood scraps—including some Coney Island boardwalk—left over from another project inspired the Brooklyn designers to create a new product from the waste: Meet StickBulb, an adjustable LED lamp.

Feast in the House of Simon Dining Table by Fiftytwothousand

Feast in the House of Simon Dining Table

Contemporary Ohio-based designer Mark Moskovitz channels the Late Middle Ages by basing his newest collection on a table spotted in a 15th-century Dutch painting by Dieric Bouts.

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