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Tronk: Modern Design, Made in America

As the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) Opens in New York, we continue to highlight exhibitors whose products are Made-in-USA.Tronk Design is a relatively new company, founded in 2013 by a couple of friends from Ohio. Based in Cincinnati, the company combines minimalism with quality materials and good craftsmanship.According to owner/designer Brad Musuraca, “The beauty of the material speaks for itself. We try to keep our pieces as slim and elegant as possible without sacrificing functionality. The style is minimalist, but each item has subtle details that add a little pop to catch the eye.”These clever Franklin shelves can be installed on the inside or the outside of corners.

Check out the Tronk website to see more.


Sun Valley Bronze: Beautiful Hardware and Fixtures Made in USA

I noticed that the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) was coming up in New York and I was curious whether there would be many American-Made products on view. I started browsing the exhibitor list and found quite a few impressive American companies that were totally new to me. For the next few posts, I’ll be introducing these firms.
First up is Sun Valley Bronze, a family-owned company that has been around for 25 years. They offer an incredibly varied collection of solid bronze architectural products, ranging from drawer pulls to lighting fixtures.The styles include modern, old world, rustic, you name it.
The company has an enormous catalog of styles, but 40% of their sales still come from custom designs.Sun Valley Bronze products are proudly made in Idaho.
See more of their designs here.

Regards, Kathy


The Amazing Creations of Michael Graham: Made in USA

Why should a tabletop be a simple slab of wood or glass and not a means of showing-off things that are important to you?

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!Michael Graham has the answer with dining tables and coffee tables that can be used to display keepsakes, store wine and more!
He designs and creates his furniture in the Los Angeles Arts District with the help of his faithful companion, Dr. Watson. The pieces are made with wood from 1920’s factories, 90-year-old grape crates and other repurposed materials.I especially love this Shadowbox Table, where I could show off some of my  WWII aviation items. My Dad’s service in the Army Air Corps inspired my collection and it would be great to see the aviator goggles, leather fighter pilot’s cap, and colorful post cards on view every day. Michael Graham says he uses the table he built for himself to display books and hide the TV remote from Dr. watson.

His most stunning design may be this industrial floor lamp made out of wine barrel rings , a vintage surveyor’s tripod and an Edison style LED bulb. Enjoy browsing.




Big Sale on La-Z-Boy Furniture: Made in America

Do you have a chair that can rival Martin Crane’s battered recliner on “Frazier?” If you’re ready to trade up, now is a great time.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!

La-Z-Boy has a sale going on, where you can pick-up an awesomely comfortable, American-made recliner at a reduced price. Even better, the company now offers many other furniture items also included in the sale. (The link takes you to the La-Z-Boy front page. Scroll down and click on the ad for the coupon event.)Set up your media room with multi-seat recliners.

Refresh your den furniture with some cozy new pieces. And lots more. Check it out!

Regards, Kathy

Colorful Handcrafted Planters: Made in USA

Sure, you can go to a big-box store and buy a mass-produced planter for a song. We think there’s a lot more satisfaction in buying an artisan-made, all-American item.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!This limited edition collection of colorful modern planters was created by the husband and wife team of Kat Hutter and Roger Lee. He’s a ceramic artist who creates the shapes; she’s a painter who creates the colorful designs.

The colors, in this case, were inspired by the landscape of the West Coast. Each planter is slip-cast in durable stoneware.

Regards, Paul