Thoughts on Pottery Barn's American Classics?

Thoughts on Pottery Barn's American Classics?

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Heather Blaha
Feb 2, 2009

The latest Pottery Barn catalog promotes "the new American Classics"...with the idea that you'll buy a piece now, based on what's already considered classic, and keep it for decades. For example, the Benchwright Table "is built on the principles of early 19th-century craftsmanship, when industrial design still carried with it the mark of human hands."

Above: Benchwright Table, $1,699

Pushing the new classics as "All American Style," we're wondering if that really deserves to be equated with New American Classics. We think that new American classics are continually being born of non-American influences as well as American traditions in craftsmanship.

What are some classics you currently live with? What do you think might be the real NEW American classics to come into your home?

Click here for more of what's new among Pottery Barn's American style.

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