Made in America 2019: The Makers to Know in Every Region
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Made in America 2019: The Makers to Know in Every Region

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By Dwell / Photos by Benjamin Rasmussen
Take a coast-to-coast tour of objects for your home, and meet some of the people who make them.

What does "American" design look like now? The United States may be too large and too diverse for a sweeping description. Different places have their own styles and sensibilities. Here, we look at objects made in the five major regions of the country, meet some of the people behind the products, and ask a few noteworthy architects to tell us what qualities define design in the areas where they live and work.

The West

Studio Visit: Pigeon Toe Ceramics

Lisa Jones, Founder and CCO of Pigeon Toe Ceramics in Portland, Oregon.

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Made in the West

The Best New Objects for Your Home

Products featured clockwise from top left: Bola Felt Lamp, Pablo Designs, San Francisco; Providence from Primary Objects, Henrybuilt, Seattle; 22L Totem Lantern by Malcolm Leland, Architectural Pottery, Escondido, California; DeMille Dining Chair, LAUN, Los Angeles; Quilt Rug, Grain Design, Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Joe Limpert, Cofounder of Hennepin Made in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Made in the Midwest

The Best New Objects for Your Home

Products featured clockwise from top left: Nisswa Collection Outdoor Couch, Loll Designs, Duluth, Minnesota; NeedWant Shelving, Blu Dot, Minneapolis; 100 Variation Table, Jonathan Nesci, Columbus, Indiana; Celeste Pendant Lamp, Hennepin Made, Minneapolis.

Natalie Davis, Founder of Canoe Goods in Austin, Texas.

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Made in the Southwest

The Best New Objects for Your Home

Products featured clockwise from top: Rocking Chair, Boyd and Allister, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Sol Pouf, Canoe Goods, Austin, Texas; Wave Bowls and assorted dinner plates, Era Ceramics, Austin, Texas; Stainless Clad 52100 Knife, Shi.han Fine Knives, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Mike Tibbetts, Senior Upholsterer at Geiger in Hildebran, North Carolina.

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Made in the South

The Best New Objects for Your Home

Products featured clockwise from center: Wyandotte Guest Chair, Skram Furniture, Burlington, North Carolina; Crosshatch Settee, Geiger, Atlanta; Waverly Table, Alabama Sawyer, Birmingham, Alabama; Balloon Bottles, Nate Cotterman, Penland, North Carolina; Chevron Leaf Wallpaper, Assemblage, Witter, Arkansas.

Rob D'Amico, Lead Fabricator at Amuneal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Made in the Northeast

The Best New Objects for Your Home

Products featured clockwise from top left: Treble Standing Lamp, David Weeks, Brooklyn, New York; Risom Barstool, Knoll, East Greenville, Pennsylvania; Wave Table 1, Kin and Company, Brooklyn, New York; Rubber CYL Side Table, Slash Objects, Brooklyn, New York; Chamber Sconce, Workstead, Brooklyn, New York.

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