It was the grand finale of the 2010 Olympic games; the last competition before the closing ceremony and in a nail-biting display of skill and true grit, our fate was sealed in sudden death overtime. Team USA was defeated by Canada and in a heart wrenching second, all dreams of US hockey gold were squashed.
As disappointing as it might be for the team, its fans and our country, we must not dwell on our loss. We must embrace our success and remember the drive and determination that made us the great nation that we are today. This is particularly true in manufacturing and production.
Many of the industries that helped make our nation a manufacturing giant are shadows of their former glory and many more have moved manufacturing, production and customer support to the other side of the globe in an attempt to sustain profits. While many have abandoned the “Made in America” maxim, there are still many companies manufacturing quality products right here in the good old US of A; reinventing themselves as well as the way they do business in order to flourish in the 21st Century. These companies understand that while prices may be difficult to compete with, quality and service are certainly not. We are proud members of this “Made in America” winning team.
We understand that, ”With simple, clean, comfort in mind, the “Greatest Generation” drew upon their ingenuity and determination, to produce timeless, elegant, modern decor.“ We are committed to lovingly restoring these fine examples of Mid-Century craftsmanship so that they remain testaments to renewable design for the 21st Century.” [ The Legacy of the Greatest Generation: It All began With a Sofa March 20, 2009 ]
By “re-making” these American beauties, we are not only perpetuating the fine work of the “Greatest Generation”, but we are reducing our carbon footprint and promoting greener, eco- friendly, renewable design. In addition, many of our “remade in America” pieces are exported globally, contributing to the U.S. export market as well.
Here’s specifically what we do:
- We deconstruct almost every piece that we acquire
- We refinish and repair the wood
- We polish the metal
- We reupholster and repair and/ or replace the foundation of the piece [ Inner Beauty Feb 1,2010 ]
- We rewire all lighting
And, in addition, we offer exclusivity. What do we mean by that?
Well, when Irwin painstakingly combines elements from different Mid Century Modern pieces and adds his own design twist, he not only builds iconic “re-made in America” pieces germane to today’s lifestyle needs, but by doing so, offers our clients the added luxury of exclusivity. Our clients appreciate the inimitability of these designs, which are much akin to “Furniture Couture”, and facilitate the creation of personalized spaces.
Here are several examples of "Furniture Couture":
A one of a kind Mid Century Pleated Mirror created by layering three different pieces together:
We've gone for the gold with this giant starburst mirror
A coffee table that has been "re-made" as an amazing bench:
While we know that we are not an industry giant and are truly a unique niche business, we also understand that contributions both large and small are instrumental in changing the way things are done.
Other "Re-Made in America" Favorites:
And while almost all of the furnishings, lighting and accessories in the gallery are made and “remade in America”, occasionally, we grant citizenship to a select group of foreigners who have pledged allegiance to being “Re-Made in America”.