Monday, November 14, 2011

Made In...

Have you ever paid attention to where the things you buy are made? I didn't used to but as a designer I started to do it. There are some great designers doing things in their own countries and cities... Which in turn helps out local economies!

Heath Ceramics is a mid-century American ceramics company that has been making tableware and tiles for more that 50 years. They make everything in their facilities in Sausalito CA and their products can be seen at restaurants like Chez Panisse and the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena as well as being part of the permanent collection at the MOMA.

The Stella Rug by Michelle Mason is made 100% in England and it's made with 100% Merino wool which is also one of the most sustainable materials in the world. The rug design is inspired in traditional lace making where cotton yarns were woven to create decorative elements for clothes and linens.

I love this Duck Brush made in Sweden and designed by Iris Hantverk. This is the perfect adaptation to a grown ups rubber ducky and the perfect companion in the shower. The brush is made from oiled beech and horse hair... but the most amazing thing about it is that it's mainly made by visually impaired workers.
Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend and a great Monday!