Our annual look at the latest U.S.-made objects for your home features everything from dinner plates to windows—and the people who make them.

Paulette Jones checks the quality of the sewing and fabric for an Anthony chair at the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams factory in Taylorsville, North Carolina.

American designers and artists have shown remarkable resiliency in the face of this year’s challenges. We celebrate some of our favorite brands—and the people behind them—with our annual “Made in America” series. Check out the interviews below, and don’t miss our roundup of products spanning dinnerware, furniture, office accessories, window treatments, and more.

Jason Bauer of Fort Makers

Location: New York, New York | @fortmakers

Jason Bauer of the New York-based studio Fort Makers creates hand-blown glass objects, including bowls and cups in <span style="font-family: Theinhardt, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, "Segoe UI", Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, "Helvetica Neue", sans-serif;">ombre colors.</span>‘></a></noindex></noindex><figcaption>
<p>Jason Bauer of the New York-based studio Fort Makers creates hand-blown glass objects, including bowls and cups in ombre colors.</p>
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<p>“We’ve been making our glasswork at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn since it opened its new studios in 2013,” says Bauer. “Right now, we’re making a Sunrise Sunset cup. It’s a 12-ounce drinking glass that features a fade from an intense color density to near transparency. Well, it’s actually a reverse fade, so you have to make the gradient first and then make a separate cup that you stuff the colored glass into—you can’t really replicate that with a machine. Then we add a solid orb on the side that creates a subtle indentation in the cup and also acts as a grip, or holder.”</p>
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<figure><noindex><noindex><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.dwell.com/article/made-in-america-products-makers-2020-67b65175/6733306648369573888" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" ><img loading="lazy" src="https://images.dwell.com/photos-6063391372700811264/6733306648369573888-medium/jason-bauer-and-colleague-romina-gonzales-at-work-in-the-studio.jpg" height="400" width="600" alt="Jason Bauer and colleague Romina Gonzales at work in the studio."></a></noindex></noindex><figcaption>
<p>Jason Bauer and colleague Romina Gonzales at work in the studio.</p>
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<p>“We designed them to be kind of Surrealist cups. So the orb on the side has this nice optic quality that creates a kind of lens. They were meant to evoke a point where the water and sky meet and there is not much visual distinction between them. That’s why we called them Sunrise Sunset—because they could be both or either, simultaneously or independently.”</p>
<h4><b><noindex><noindex><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.dwell.com/article/best-tableware-dinnerware-made-in-america-7836c261" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" >The Table’s All Set</a></noindex></noindex></b></h4>
<p>Your dinner parties may be limited these days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress them up with design-forward tableware.</p>
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See the full story on Dwell.com: Made in America 2020: The Most Innovative Products and Makers Across the Country
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