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Celebrating American design on the 4th of July

Independence Day

Celebrating American design on the 4th of July

Courtesy Lindsey Adelman

The fourth of July is a day to commemorate our independence and history of independent thinking, our American spirit if you will. Though it’s not common knowledge, design is actually a major part of this American history. Dating back to the nation’s founding, innovation and skill in furniture making helped create an American identity. Carpenters such as Benjamin Randolph and John Townsend pioneered the craft and created distinct American styles. In fact, Thomas Jefferson himself designed a swivel chair. It goes without saying that American design continues to thrive some 200 years later. So let’s take this time to once again appreciate America’s innovate craftsmanship and spirit. Featured are 13 great American manufactures that continue this American tradition.

Lindsey Adelman
BB.09.36 in brushed brass with grey globes

Courtesy Room and Board
Courtesy Room and Board

Room and Board
Hutton Sofa, Tulum Rug, Slim Bookcase

 

Courtesy Robert Sukrachard
Courtesy Robert Sukrachard

Robert Sukrachand
Gibbous Table

 

Courtesy Shock Seat
Courtesy Sam Keene

Sam Keene
Give Seat

 

 

Courtesy Dunn Studio
Courtesy Dunn Studio

Dunn Studio
Kingstown Stool

 

Courtesy Rich Brilliant Willing
Courtesy Rich Brilliant Willing

Rich Brilliant Willing
Cinema Chandelier

 

Courtesy HenryBuilt
Courtesy HenryBuilt

HenryBuilt
Handcrafted kitchen systems and solid wood furniture.

 

Courtesy Box Furniture Co
Courtesy Box Furniture Co

Box Furniture Co
Audio Rack and Devore Fidelity Speakers

 

Courtesy CBR Studio
Courtesy CBR Studio

CBR Studio
Lofbelli Table

 

Courtesy Mark Jupiter
Courtesy Mark Jupiter

Mark Jupiter
Xref Desk

 

Courtesy Ample
Courtesy Ample

Ample
Modern Floorlamp

 

Courtesy Bend
Courtesy Bend

Bend
Switch Table Stool

 

Courtesy Humanscale
Courtesy Humanscale

Humanscale
Quick Stand