The onset of summer—with Memorial Day in the rear view mirror, and Independence Day on the horizon—naturally heightens our awareness of, and pride in, home-grown modern design. While there's an abundance of innovative American-made furniture and lighting to celebrate, on this page, we take note of 12 particularly inspired designs that illustrate American ingenuity.
12 Noteworthy American-Made Designs
Tersus Wall Light
American hardwood takes center stage with the minimalist Tersus Wall Light. The simple form is defined by the slender rectangular face of the solid wood shade, available in a range of handsome finishes.
Modern Farmhouse Tractor Stool
With its blend of old and new, industrial and elegant, 'modern farmhouse' is a distinctively American aesthetic. This imaginative stool borrows the classic lines of an old-fashioned tractor for its solid wood seat.
American Flag Spatula Set
Ideal for demonstrating year-round patriotism is this whimsical set of spatulas from Areaware, an inspired addition to 4th of July celebrations, and beyond. Fashioned from nylon resin, it's all the red, white and blue you need.
Sloane Floating Bed
Handcrafted in Copeland Furniture’s Vermont factory, using time-tested joinery and construction techniques, this exactingly engineered modern bed accurately approximates the notion of “sleeping on air.”
Lenis Linear Pendant
Cerno's deep Southern California roots are exquisitely evident in the beautiful Lenis Linear Pendant, its fluid, wood- and-fabric silhouette a reference to sailboats and the joys of coastal living.
111 Navy Chair
Two great American companies—Emeco and Coca Cola—collaborated on the 111 Navy Chair, which ingeniously recycles 111 discarded Coca Cola bottles to arrive at a fully sustainable contemporary chair.
Feather Flock Wallpaper
Showcasing a beautiful and unexpected pattern, this removable wallpaper imbues your home with bold, oenological style thanks to the repeating pattern of elegant birds in flight, perfect for an easy DIY update.
Exeter Extension Table
An inspired blend of American engineering and design, the Exeter Extension Dining Table by Copeland Furniture features a stunning geometric base, crafted from American black walnut hardwood.
Penna LED Linear Pendant
American designer Nick Sheridan took inspiration from general-purpose shop lights, found in garages across the country, when creating Penna, a linear pendant of angled American hardwood, warm brass and rich leather.
Triple Flower Vase
Three containers comprise this single vase from Fferrone, an artful silhouette of hand painted steel that looks striking even without flowers. Dipped in stark matte black, this modern vase offers a dramatic contrast to most any bloom.