Diva Design Diary

By Holly Peterson

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Made in the USA

By Holly Peterson

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, American manufacturing
hit its post war peak in 1951, when it accounted for 27.9 % of the gross domestic
 product. By 2010 that percentage was down to just 11.7%.

I'm all for buying American, but to buy American we need to make American.

In the latest issue of Dwell Magazine, was an article delivering 61
fabulous and functional American made items ranging from an Igloo cooler
to a motorcycle. Somewhere wedged in between the John Deere
Tractor and the Fire Extinguisher I discovered some great furniture pieces.

Below are barstools from Studio Dunn made from sustainably harvested
hardwood sourced from forests in the Midwest and on the East Coast. This small Rhode
Island company was founded just last year but I see longevity in their future.

This crib by Ducduc delivers the utmost in style when it comes to decorating
a nursery. Produced not far outside New York City, Ducduc designs
fantastic children's furniture including changers, chairs, desks and storage.

This gorgeous chair by Plexi-Craft designed by BNO is just one example
of what they can do. Plexi-Craft has been designing and fabricating custom
acrylic furniture in New York City of over 50 years.

Contact Design Diva if you believe in buying American and
would like help finding those rare pieces for your home.

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