Editor’s Picks: 10 All-American Furniture Designs
What makes furniture that’s made in USA stand out? There’s pride in workmanship, and solid, sustainable materials. There’s the time-honored tradition of furniture passed down from one generation to the next, meeting the latest material and technological innovations.
Matthew Eastvold of Eastvold Furniture Company explains to us what he loves about designing and building finely crafted furniture in his Minnesota studio:
Eastvold is, of course, not alone. There are many furniture designers and manufacturers that call America home. Through the use of sustainable, strong, and locally sourced materials, these are just a few designs that showcase the best characteristics of furniture made in the USA:
Elko Credenza Small – Linear by Eastvold
The Elko Credenza is the epitome of mid-century American design. With the version shown here, fine craftsmanship is visually present in Elko’s solid wood frame, woven engineered bamboo doors, powder coated laser cut steel base, and reinforced mitered joinery.
Lucy Chair by Bend Goods
The fluid wireframe design of the Lucy Chair tells the story of hand-welded furniture. Another piece made in Los Angeles by Bend Goods, you can see Lucy’s intricate pattern showcased in each curve and weld of the steel wireframe.
Eden Round Maple Dining Table from Saloom Furniture
From the hardwood forests of central Massachusetts, family-owned Saloom Furniture bridges classic quality with modern design and nuanced luxury. The Eden Round Dining Table is a twist on the mid-century style, with gently angled legs in an array of wood finishes that pay tribute to the artistry and craftsmanship of its creation.
ARS Counter Stool by ARTLESS
An extraordinary stool made with strong industrial elements like solid walnut and steel. The ARS Counter Stool is produced in Los Angeles, California by ARTLESS. Our love for this design comes from the abstract bent steel bands that cross paths under the chunky geometric seat and footrest.
Palms Loveseat by Vioski
So simple, yet so profound. The Palms Loveseat is well-proportioned with a timeless, mid-century modern inspired form. It is handcrafted by dedicated artisans at Vioski in Monrovia, California.
Rapson Rocker, High Back by Loll
The Rapson Rocker is a modern take on the iconic 1939 design by Ralph Rapson. Rather than the original wood and webbing, this version is made entirely out of colorful recycled milk jugs (360 of them, to be exact) at Loll’s factory in Minnesota.
PCHSeries Canopy Bed by MASHstudios
The perfectly rugged, solid teak wood of the PCHseries Canopy Bed helps one to appreciate the structural elements of the design. From the sunny state of California, MASHstudios delivers more than just simple, organic design; they also provide us with furniture of unparalleled longevity and sustainability.
Alfi Chair, High Back by Emeco
The shadow of the Navy Chair looms large, but Emeco has proven that not every piece of their furniture needs to be made out of recycled aluminum to be durable and modern. A case in point is their Alfi collection, designed in collaboration with Jasper Morrison and made out of reclaimed wood polypropylene with a solid wood base.
Hudson Side Table with Inlay by Tronk Design
Tronk Design uses the finest American walnut, cherry, and maple woods, hand-picked and locally harvested in Ohio to craft vintage-inspired and modern furniture like the Hudson Side Table. Our favorite touch on the Hudson is the unique contrasting wood inlay on the top.
Estelle Side Chair by Copeland Furniture
American-made furniture with Asian-inspired flair. Copeland Furniture’s Estelle Side Chair is one of their most popular designs as, with its slender curves and tapered legs, it adds a subtly sexy look around any dining table. Plus, it’s made using FSC-certified woods near Copeland’s Vermont factory, which only adds to the appeal.
The beauty of furniture that’s made in USA lies in its history, craftsmanship, and continually creative designs. Preserving the tradition of American-made furniture is as easy as supporting your local craftsman or woodworker. When in need of a solid piece of furniture, start with Made in America.
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