Everything old is new again—with a twist. Design Within Reach offers the classic 1944 Wishbone Chair by Hans J. Wegner in a variety of glossy new hues, including orange, violet, and mint (shown). $849 at Design Within Reach, 1200 NW Everett St, 503-220-0200,

ONE BRIGHT SPOT of our current economic doldrums is that designers are looking back to classic values of longevity and craft. So forget all the mass-produced plastic—this year, the focus is on locally made, eco-friendly, and well-considered goods for the home. From terrariums to tiles, fireplaces, and light fixtures, we offer a cornucopia of smart products that look good (and are good for you), plus insider tips from four local designers.

This article appeared in the April 2011 issue of Portland Monthly Magazine.

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