Kelsey Keith is Dwell's Senior Editor, based in New York. She's written about design, art, and architecture online and off and is obsessed with textile design, modern gables, and architectural follies.
In the following pages, we toast American ingenuity by highlighting furniture and accessories designed and fabricated across four regions of the continental United States. Check out products from the Midwest here.
For the first time since 1975, designer Milton Glaser's graphic, Pop-colored mural encircling the base of the Minton-Capehart Federal Building in Indianapolis has been restored. Documentary filmmaker Mark Williams, along with the U.S. General Services Administration, put together this 14-minute documentary on Color Fuses, which makes its debut right here on Dwell.com. Glaser tells us, "It's an interesting project, 40 years in the making. I was commissioned to design a mural—one of the largest murals in the United States—which couldn't be achieved according to my vision when I started it. But in 2012, under a government grant* as part of Obama's stimulus plan, its restoration was completed and the work was realized for the first time."