Tell us about your business.I am a furniture designer and craftsman working in New Orleans Louisiana. My work is inspired by and built from material that I salvage from 120+ year old shotgun style homes and creole cottages. The material I gather is so steeped in history that it drives me to not only make objects, but to honor the material by creating heirlooms for people to fill with their own family and personal histories. I also design and build interiors for restaurants, bars, retail spaces, and homes with reclaimed materials, hopefully keeping these pieces of the city's history alive during it's continued renewal, and taking part in New Orleans' past having a presence in it's future.
What's the best business advice you've received?Go with your gut.
Mark Your Calendar
NominationsJune 3–Aug. 29, 2014
Nominate yourself or other aspiring makers.Nominate yourself
JudgingJune 23–Sept. 8, 2014
Judges will select finalists throughout this period.Meet the judges
Online VotingSept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014
Vote for your favorite American makers.See the finalists
Winners AnnouncedOct. 17, 2014
2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.See past Award Winners
American Made EventNov. 7–8, 2014
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