What is the average run size of the products you sell?
Our focus is on smaller designers and manufacturers. We started WorkOf so independent creators could have a better platform to sell their work. Most of the pieces they produce are smaller runs, but almost everyone we work with has the capacity to do larger runs. Our projects can range from an interior designer or private buyer furnishing a city apartment, to a larger hotel or condo development. Our vendors can scale accordingly. Captain's Chair by Evan Z. Crane, $1,850.
What everyday item would you like to see made domestically?
We would love to see more of the technology we use in our daily lives—everything from laptops to smartphones—produced here, but the manufacturing side of our economy has historically focused on industrial products. Duo Server by Bower, $180.
What do you wish was easier to make and source in the USA?
We’d like to see more upholstered pieces like sofas and loungers coming from the independent design community. Sofas are inherently larger ticket items and harder to store, so not a lot of smaller designers are producing them, particularly in the big cities like New York and San Francisco where studio space is expensive. Floor Lamp by Volk, $975.
What American-made products are you tired of seeing?
We’re starting to see a move away from reclaimed tables. That industrial aesthetic is starting to fade in favor or more refined coppers, brasses, and other metals. Set of Two Spring Tumblers by Studio Joo, $85.
What’s your best seller?
We sell a lot of lighting, particularly from Allied Maker. The Dome pendants ($650) are popular.