9 Modern Designs That Were Born in the USA

By Heather Corcoran
From small workshops to home studios, we herald a group of American makers.

In today’s globalized market, it’s easier than ever to digitally shop the world. That’s why it’s important to take the time to look locally and celebrate the craftspeople working hard to ensure that a "Made in the USA" designation is still a sign of quality.

Minneapolis, Minnesota<br><br>Quilt No. 1 from Louise Gray, $425. Quilting gets a modern spin in the studio of Alexandra Gray Bennett and Jocelin Johnson, where each future heirloom passes through the hands of as many as 10 local artisans.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Quilt No. 1 from Louise Gray, $425. Quilting gets a modern spin in the studio of Alexandra Gray Bennett and Jocelin Johnson, where each future heirloom passes through the hands of as many as 10 local artisans.

From the Sun Belt to the Snowbelt, a few of our favorite designers are throwing clay, building furniture, and reviving textile traditions like weaving and quilting. Together, these creatives represent a new wave of homegrown design: one that celebrates our country’s history of handmade objects, honest materials, and hard work. 

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Pittburgh, Pennsylvania<br><br>Vases by Reiko Yamamoto, $85 each. Ceramicist Reiko Yamamoto creates porcelain tabletop objects with simple forms and poetic imperfections by intuitively responding to the clay as she works.

Pittburgh, Pennsylvania

Vases by Reiko Yamamoto, $85 each. Ceramicist Reiko Yamamoto creates porcelain tabletop objects with simple forms and poetic imperfections by intuitively responding to the clay as she works.

St. Augustine, Florida<br><br>2-Tier Coffee Table by Yield Design Co., from $950. Yield Design’s restrained material palette showcases each element of this flat-pack alder table with powder-coated steel hardware.

St. Augustine, Florida

2-Tier Coffee Table by Yield Design Co., from $950. Yield Design’s restrained material palette showcases each element of this flat-pack alder table with powder-coated steel hardware.

Seattle, Washington<br><br>Hex Brass Bottle Opener by Iacoli &amp; McAllister, $68. Heavy metal meets minimalism in this Brancusi-like bottle opener from designers Jamie Iacoli and Brian McAllister.

Seattle, Washington

Hex Brass Bottle Opener by Iacoli & McAllister, $68. Heavy metal meets minimalism in this Brancusi-like bottle opener from designers Jamie Iacoli and Brian McAllister.