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- Chipotle’s recent approach to restaurant design aims to transform the traditionally tasteless experience of eating fast food into something more refined.
- In the following pages, we toast American ingenuity by highlighting furniture and accessories designed and fabricated across four regions of the continental United States.
Induction technology heats the pot with magnetic energy rather than firing up a cooking surface. It is impressive, but we’re not entirely sure it’s worth the cost. That said, a report from the U.S. Department of Energy Codes and Standards lists a 15 percent reduction in electricity usage, so the argument could be made that they pay for themselves over time. Viking's easy-to-read knob settings come in handy when there’s no flame to look at.
- Not quite at home on the range? No need to boast the most roast? For boiling, frying, searing, and simmering, the drop-in cooktop is king.
Imagine a fly swatter from the 19th century, and you’ll likely picture this Amish-made bug smasher from the Ohio-based “old-fashioned, non-electric merchandise” emporium Lehman’s. The handsome head is made from one-eighth-inch-thick, hand-sewn cowhide, and you can rest assured no machine helped form the 15-inch wire handle.
In our American Modern issue out now, we feature 20 new designs manufactured stateside. Last year, we also rounded up classic and contemporary US-made products ranging from lighting to tableware to furniture to building materials. If you missed that issue, find select stories online here and see the 30 items below.