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.
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