Manufacturing in the United States is thriving and in our July/August issue we highlighted the American designers and makers producing modern wares. Here, we've gathered a few stories for a closer look at what's happening across the 50 states.
In her essay "Homeland Ingeneuity," contributor Caroline Tiger asks the question: "How do American companies maintain handcrafted detail while producing fast enough—and in large enough quantities—to satisfy profit margins and consumers accustomed to instant gratification?" View the full article on manufacturing here.
Located in America's favorite underdog city, bicycle and watch brand Shinola aims to bring cottage industry back to the factory spaces of Detroit. Find out how here.
“We think of Dust as not only a design-build firm,” says designer Cade Hayes, “but also as a multidisciplinary studio: architecture, construction, furniture, jewelry, interiors. Our ethos is rooted in the ideas of the old master builder, the architect-craftsman.” Find out more about his Tuscon, Arizona, firm here. Photo by: Nathaniel Wood
Architect Tom Kundig's hardware line is rooted in Seattle’s tradition of metalworking. The area’s logging, mining, fishing, and airplane-manufacturing industries “required a highly skilled workforce who appreciated the crafting of things,” he says. His smaller-scale pieces are, accordingly, “practitioner-rooted—they’re about reconnecting to the craft of architecture.” See more of the steel products here.