Six items of furniture that add to America’s history of furniture making

Dezeen Showroom: from sleek office chairs to characterful wooden stools, we’ve spotlighted six furniture pieces by designers and craftspeople in the US.

This selection includes various forms of seating such as sofas, stools and task chairs.

These items have been created and distributed by design brands based throughout North America, including in New York, Chicago, Michigan, Texas and North Carolina – continuing the country’s active furniture manufacturing heritage.

Read on to see our picks for products designed in the US that feature on Dezeen Showroom.


Arc stool by JuntosArc stool by Juntos

Arc stool by Juntos

New York-based design studio Juntos has created a stool with a sculptural base.

The Arc stool is crafted by artisans in Maine using locally-sourced maple. It comes in three earthy colours – dark blue Tide, deep purple Tinto and hazy green Lichen.

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Summa x Maribo executive chair by HumanscaleSumma x Maribo executive chair by Humanscale

Summa x Maribo executive chair by Humanscale

Workplace furniture brand Humanscale, which is headquartered in New York, has created an office chair that combines leather, timber and chrome.

The Summa x Maribo executive chair comes in a range of leather finishes and back options, all of which share a streamlined composition that conceals its ergonomic functionalities.

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Mt Curve Big chair by BNF StudioMt Curve Big chair by BNF Studio

Mt Curve Big chair by BNF Studio

BNF Studio drew on both the maximalism of 80s design as well as the Memphis design movement for its first seating collection, designed in Chicago.

Mt Curve Big chair has tubular elements made from a combination of timber and tactile upholstery materials including mohair velvet.

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Black Zeph Chair with red upholstered seat at a home deskBlack Zeph Chair with red upholstered seat at a home desk

Zeph Chair by Herman Miller with Studio 7.5

Office furniture brand Herman Miller worked with design group Studio 7.5 on an office chair that has a plethora of customisation options.

The Zeph Chair is designed to be used in both workplace and home office environments and can provide physical support for all body types, according to the brand.

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Raquette seating collection by Cristina Celestino for Billiani x StyleNationsRaquette seating collection by Cristina Celestino for Billiani x StyleNations

Raquette seating collection by Cristina Celestino for Billiani and StyleNations

Designer Cristina Celestino has created a range of seating informed by tennis rackets for Italian brand Billiani, which is available in the US thanks to Texas-based distributor StyleNations.

The Raquette seating collection is defined by its side panels that are made up of latticed wooden strips. Each piece is available in a range of finishes.

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Bao Collection poufs by Alda Ly Architecture for HBFBao Collection poufs by Alda Ly Architecture for HBF

Bao Collection poufs by Alda Ly Architecture for HBF

Interior design studio Alda Ly Architecture, which is situated in New York City, collaborated with North Carolina-based furniture brand HBF on a series of stools with playfully rounded components.

The Bao Collection contains stools with high and low backs as well as semicircular seats, all of which can be upholstered in a selection of fabrics.

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