Made With Pride

A new breed of makers is creating elevated home goods rich in tradition and ingenuity

America has a long history of fine craftsmanship—and of placing value on using local materials for thoughtful designs. Now, no matter where you live, it’s easier than ever to find unique “local” home goods that showcase the best of American creativity, like the furnishings and accents we’re highlighting here. Take a closer look and you’ll find inspiring makers from all over this great country, working to put a fresh spin on vernacular styles. A metalworker in Charleston, South Carolina, translates a centuries-old blacksmithing practice for modern use, by substituting lighter carbon steel for classic cast iron; a Phoenix couple brings space-age style to an outdoor fireplace design; generations of the same family have grown the cotton for the minimalist-chic textiles they create today. These craftspeople may hail from different states and cities, they may take different approaches to material and manufacturing, but they all share the same enterprising spirit. And it’s a spirit you can bring to your own home, as you create your own unique American style.