The phrase "U.S. craftsmanship" is not exactly on everyone's lips these days, particularly in the design industry, but it is alive and well. It's being reinvented by guys like Jim Lougheed, a Michigan native whose family background in machinery (both grandfathers were machinists) has propelled him into a career in furniture designing and building with an emphasis on the industrial. "I want the stuff to look like it came out of a factory even if it's unique—so clean it looks like a robot made it," Lougheed says in an interview with a local Michigan paper.
We could not find a website or even contact information for Lougheed's furniture company, Industry Manufacturing Co., though we did locate some YouTube videos of him discussing his first chair and his creative process:
Lougheed, if you're reading this, drop us a line and let us know where we can see more of your stuff.