Behind the Designs

Made in the USA

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During the past few years, more consumers have wanted to know not just what the furniture and decor they buy is made of but also where it’s made. Buying domestic products helps support American workers, of course, but it also benefits the environment, as the items typically do not have to travel as far as imported goods. One Kings Lane proudly carries a number of brands that make their wares right here in the USA. Below is a sampling of them.

Community is one of several furniture makers that produces all its products in Los Angeles. Photo by Joe Schmelzer.

Community is one of several furniture makers that produces all its products in Los Angeles. Photo by Joe Schmelzer.

Furniture

Much of the top-quality benchmade furniture (furniture that is made to order, often by hand) that is sold in the U.S. is also made in the U.S. CFC, Community, Haute House Home, and Kim Salmela, for instance, craft all their furniture in or around Los Angeles.

On the opposite coast, the furniture lines of Joe Ruggiero, Michael Thomas, and Miles Talbott are benchmade in the home decor hub of High Point, NC. Less than 100 miles away is another North Carolina city, Hickory, that is also known for its craftsmanship (its motto is “Life. Well Crafted”). Among the furniture lines made in Hickory are Hickory White, Lillian August, and Mr. and Mrs. Howard. Southern Komfort’s porch swings and other outdoor furniture are handcrafted in Birmingham, AL, and family-owned and -operated Massoud has been making its furniture in Dallas since 1963, using only wood, fabric, and other materials made in the U.S.

Most of the One Kings Lane Collection of furniture is made domestically as well. That includes our Palette line of custom furniture, in which you can personalize the colors and patterns of the upholstery and finishing touches; each item is produced in Chicago.

All Kim Salmela furniture (including the best-selling Quinn ottoman and the Somerset sofa) is made in a small L.A. factory. Photo courtesy of Kim Salmela.

All Kim Salmela furniture (including the best-selling Quinn ottoman and the Somerset sofa) is made in a small L.A. factory. Photo courtesy of Kim Salmela.

In2green’s eco-friendly products, including this blue ombré throw, are made in Westchester County, just outside New York City.

In2green’s eco-friendly products, including this blue ombré throw, are made in Westchester County, just outside New York City.

Bedding and Other Textiles

Three of our most popular textiles brands sew their sumptuous bedding domestically using fine fabrics imported from Europe. For Hamburg House the embroidery and other stitching is done in Miami; Peacock Alley’s goods are sewn in Dallas. Not only does family-owned Matouk manufacture most of its textiles in its Fall River, MA, facility, but the company was also one of the first to switch production from bedding to masks in response to the spread of COVID-19. Another family-owned business, Eastern Accents, makes all its plush duvets, pillows, throws, and other textiles in Chicago. And In2green’s eco-friendly throws, all of which are made from recycled materials, are created in Westchester County, NY.

Three potters (including co-owner James Zilian, far right) at work in the Farmhouse Pottery studio. Photo courtesy of Farmhouse Pottery.

Three potters (including co-owner James Zilian, far right) at work in the Farmhouse Pottery studio. Photo courtesy of Farmhouse Pottery.

Tabletop and Decor

All Farmhouse Pottery kitchenware, tableware, and accent pieces are handmade by artisans in the company’s Woodstock, VT, studio. The special stoneware clay, developed by owners James and Zoe Zilian, is mined and mixed in the U.S., and the potter’s wheels and kiln were also made domestically.

Another New England company, Caskata, produces its artisanal porcelain and bone-china tableware in its Medfield, MA, studio. And Mosser Glass, still owned and operated by the Mosser family, has been producing its hand-pressed tableware in Columbus, OH, since 1971.

Beyond tabletop, New York-based LAFCO produces all its home fragrances, from candles to diffusers, domestically too. And if you buy one of Creekside Farms’ live or dried wreaths, lavender bunches, or other horticultural decor, you can rest assured that not only was it crafted on the Umbarger family farm in Greenfield, CA, but that the plants used were grown on the farm without pesticides and were harvested by hand.

Harvesting flowering herbs at Creekside Farms in California’s Salinas Valley. Image courtesy of Creekside Farms.

Harvesting flowering herbs at Creekside Farms in California’s Salinas Valley. Image courtesy of Creekside Farms.

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