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Contemporary American design has a big act to follow, considering the array of iconic designers of the early and mid-20th century that have left a lasting imprint on the world of design. Established and young, up and coming American designers have (more than) risen to the challenge with poise and artistry, showing that the golden age of design is now. Here you can discover some of the most fascinating projects completed throughout the country by talented designers. These projects are incredibly varied and represent various parts of contemporary design as well as different styles, crafting techniques, and innovative technology.

If you want to know more about contemporary American design, this curated page is a great way to start, whether you love furniture design or want to see the latest in sustainable design. Angular, organic, or clean and minimalist, these furniture projects are as creative as they are stylish. Think sculptural dining chairs that look like works of art or flowing lounge chairs that invite you to relax and slow down with a good book. Here you can also discover a series of mirrors that seem to “drip” and move in a fluid motion on a wall, or creative wall clocks that double as decorative pieces.

Craftsmanship has been at the heart of American design for ages, and this is also the case for contemporary design. On this page you can see floating saunas handmade from cedar wood; beautiful furniture crafted using both solid wood and traditional Chinese woodworking techniques; sustainable tableware made with a blend of porcelain and plywood; and handcrafted metal pens designed to develop a gorgeous patina and to last a lifetime.

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    A sculptural steel side table with a distinctive design. New York-based design studio and experimental…

  • The Flex Perch Stool

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  • The Slide Family

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  • The Toneoptic Rpm

    An ingenious twist on the classic vinyl record storage system. For the vast majority of…

  • Sea Sauna

    A floating cedar sauna in the Maine harbor. Floating saunas are the epitome of relaxation,…

  • Craighill’s Kepler Pen

    A stylish pen inspired by the golden ratio and the beauty of handwriting. Believing that…

  • Introducing Sun at Six

    A California-based furniture brand that celebrates traditional Chinese woodworking techniques. Born in Santa Cruz, California,…

  • The Emeco Truss Collection

    A multifunctional collection of modular tables, benches, and sofas designed for virtually any space. Designed…

  • The Rugosa Furniture Collection

    An elegantly minimalist furniture collection inspired by modernist design. Designed and manufactured by Los Angeles-based…

  • The Port Dining Chair

    A sculptural dining chair that draws inspiration from sailing ships. When creating the Port dining…

  • Behind the Design: CW&T

    CW&T is the Brooklyn-based art and design practice of Che-Wei Wang & Taylor Levy. Partners…

  • Melt Mirrors by Bower Studios

    A collection of “flowing” mirrors that droop around wooden dowels. New York City–based Bower Studios…

  • The Departo Folding Chair

    A compact and versatile chair inspired by 19th-century campaign furniture. Co-founded by multi-disciplinary design studio…

  • The Half Moon Table

    A minimalist table that resembles a geometric sculpture. California-based designer Mark Kelley has been creating…

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