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Reasons to Love Design Made in America

From Alabama to Wyoming, every state has design worth celebrating. In our complete Dwell guide to American-made design, we've gathered our favorite creators, destinations, and landmarks in every state of the union. Pick up our May 2015 issue, on newsstands on April 14, for many more reasons to celebrate the good old U.S.A. Tell us what we missed in the comments!

Alabama. Handmade in Birmingham, Felix Glenn makes wooden kitchen tools, including charming sugar scoops, tasting spoons, and more.
Alabama. Handmade in Birmingham, Felix Glenn makes wooden kitchen tools, including charming sugar scoops, tasting spoons, and more.
Alaska. This condominium building brings a modern energy to Anchorage. Each unit, designed by Mayer Sattler-Smith, is oriented to maximize natural light.
Alaska. This condominium building brings a modern energy to Anchorage. Each unit, designed by Mayer Sattler-Smith, is oriented to maximize natural light.
Arizona. ModFire produces midcentury-inspired outdoor fireplaces at its studio in Phoenix. The steel designs can burn wood, propane, ethanol, or natural gas. The extra-large Urban Bonfire model is seven feet tall.
Arizona. ModFire produces midcentury-inspired outdoor fireplaces at its studio in Phoenix. The steel designs can burn wood, propane, ethanol, or natural gas. The extra-large Urban Bonfire model is seven feet tall.
Arkansas. Built in 1962 by Warren Segraves, the Fulbright Building in Fayetteville was the former home of the Fayetteville Public Library. Marlon Blackwell Architects renovated the structure in 2007, adding light to the upper level via new skylights and inserting staircases to better connect the levels. It now serves as a commerical office space.
Arkansas. Built in 1962 by Warren Segraves, the Fulbright Building in Fayetteville was the former home of the Fayetteville Public Library. Marlon Blackwell Architects renovated the structure in 2007, adding light to the upper level via new skylights and inserting staircases to better connect the levels. It now serves as a commerical office space.
California. San Francisco designer Tina Frey makes modern, food-safe resin products for the home, from tabletop items to wall hooks and ice buckets.
California. San Francisco designer Tina Frey makes modern, food-safe resin products for the home, from tabletop items to wall hooks and ice buckets.
Colorado. David Larabee and Dexter Thornton are the forces behind DoubleButter, a furniture manufacturer based in Denver. Available in forming plywood or walnut with steel legs, the Sheep End Table is a playful storage piece.
Colorado. David Larabee and Dexter Thornton are the forces behind DoubleButter, a furniture manufacturer based in Denver. Available in forming plywood or walnut with steel legs, the Sheep End Table is a playful storage piece.
Connecticut. Benjamin Cherner reproduces the iconic designs of his father, Norman, for the Cherner Chair Company, based in Ridgefield, Connecticut. The furniture, like this lounge arm chair, sports organic shapes made in molded plywood with a natural walnut finish.
Connecticut. Benjamin Cherner reproduces the iconic designs of his father, Norman, for the Cherner Chair Company, based in Ridgefield, Connecticut. The furniture, like this lounge arm chair, sports organic shapes made in molded plywood with a natural walnut finish.
Delaware. Celebrated local brewery Dogfish Head enlisted the help of Brooklyn-based firm Studio Tack to design their 16-room Dogfish Inn in Lewes. Along with a handful of beer-related accessories, such as custom bottle openers, each room features original art by local artist Steve Rogers, unique blankets by Woolrich, and a medley of modern furnishings.
Delaware. Celebrated local brewery Dogfish Head enlisted the help of Brooklyn-based firm Studio Tack to design their 16-room Dogfish Inn in Lewes. Along with a handful of beer-related accessories, such as custom bottle openers, each room features original art by local artist Steve Rogers, unique blankets by Woolrich, and a medley of modern furnishings.
Florida. Husband-and-wife team Damm Design create sculptural lighting designs that beam with personality. Their Hombre pendants are composed of recovered lighting parts, refinished in an ombre fade by a local motorcycle painter.
Florida. Husband-and-wife team Damm Design create sculptural lighting designs that beam with personality. Their Hombre pendants are composed of recovered lighting parts, refinished in an ombre fade by a local motorcycle painter.
Georgia. ME Speak Design produce raw furniture and objects inspired by Japanese minimalism. Replacing rice paper with steel, wood, and brass, this table tamp from their Oleole Collection is a distinctly Southern take on Japanese design.
Georgia. ME Speak Design produce raw furniture and objects inspired by Japanese minimalism. Replacing rice paper with steel, wood, and brass, this table tamp from their Oleole Collection is a distinctly Southern take on Japanese design.
Honolulu IBM BuildingVladimir Ossipoff’s iconic IBM Building, with its graphic concrete sunshade cladding, is sited in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Honolulu IBM BuildingVladimir Ossipoff’s iconic IBM Building, with its graphic concrete sunshade cladding, is sited in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Idaho. Boise's Neckar Coffee is an adorable pitstop for design enthusiasts to recharge over a cup of pour-over coffee. Founded in 2009, the craft café roasts its single-origin beans in a 2.5 kg drum roaster manufactured by Diedrich.
Idaho. Boise's Neckar Coffee is an adorable pitstop for design enthusiasts to recharge over a cup of pour-over coffee. Founded in 2009, the craft café roasts its single-origin beans in a 2.5 kg drum roaster manufactured by Diedrich.
Illinois. Chicago-based designer Steven Haulenbeek crafts furniture, lighting, and objects with a sculptor's touch. When hung as a pendant, his handmade Ramus lamps recall delicate iciles.
Illinois. Chicago-based designer Steven Haulenbeek crafts furniture, lighting, and objects with a sculptor's touch. When hung as a pendant, his handmade Ramus lamps recall delicate iciles.
Indiana. Michigan City-based company Jacob Bromwell has been manufacturing American classics from kitchenware to leather goods for over 150 years. The manufacturer's frontier aesthetic is epitomized by these handcrafted polished copper flasks.
Indiana. Michigan City-based company Jacob Bromwell has been manufacturing American classics from kitchenware to leather goods for over 150 years. The manufacturer's frontier aesthetic is epitomized by these handcrafted polished copper flasks.
Iowa. The School of Art & Art History at the University of Iowa was designed by Steven Holl in 2006. Cantilevered over a pond, the structure nicely marries contemporary architecture and natural landscape.
Iowa. The School of Art & Art History at the University of Iowa was designed by Steven Holl in 2006. Cantilevered over a pond, the structure nicely marries contemporary architecture and natural landscape.
Kansas. Nicole and Robert Boles of Same Tree draw upon their backgrounds in fashion design and engineering to create appealing, multifunctional furniture such as the Angle, a Douglas fir coffee table that contains storage space and can be used as a bench.
Kansas. Nicole and Robert Boles of Same Tree draw upon their backgrounds in fashion design and engineering to create appealing, multifunctional furniture such as the Angle, a Douglas fir coffee table that contains storage space and can be used as a bench.
Wild Turkey Bourbon Visitor Center by De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop
Wild Turkey Bourbon Visitor Center by De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop
Louisiana. Based in New Orleans, Loomed NOLA produces hand-woven, organic Turkish textiles, from tea towels to blankets.
Louisiana. Based in New Orleans, Loomed NOLA produces hand-woven, organic Turkish textiles, from tea towels to blankets.
Maine. Ariela Kuh of ANK Ceramics forges lovely, long-lasting ceramic wares that beg to be admired. Each of her unique pieces are microwave- and dishwasher-safe.
Maine. Ariela Kuh of ANK Ceramics forges lovely, long-lasting ceramic wares that beg to be admired. Each of her unique pieces are microwave- and dishwasher-safe.
Maryland. Goodwood Design's Garrett Brooks crafts simple, wooden furniture from his studio in Baltimore. The Two Edge dining table combines Douglas fir and Douglas fir plywood.
Maryland. Goodwood Design's Garrett Brooks crafts simple, wooden furniture from his studio in Baltimore. The Two Edge dining table combines Douglas fir and Douglas fir plywood.

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