• Have it Your Way: Custom and Customized Products, Part 2

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  • Have it Your Way: Custom and Customized Products, Part 1

    A roundup of bespoke projects from Bay Area Made members.

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  • Bay Area Made: The Locally Crafted Home

    Images from our installation for San Francisco Design Week.

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  • PROWL’s Approach to Regenerative Design

    The industrial designers on creating new solutions for people and the planet by employing materials, processes, and technology more responsibly.

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  • Automatic Arts are Cutting the Parts of a Greater Manufacturing Whole

    An interview with Josh Jakus of Automatic Arts.

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Maker Spotlight

UMÉ Studio

UMÉ Studio


Founded by designer/architects Victor Lefebvre and Mei-Lan Tan, UMÉ Studio is a design practice where traditional craft meets contemporary tastes in delicate, yet purposeful objects tailored for everyday living.

They believe an object’s shape and use is derived from its making and is deeply committed to allowing an object’s function and the process behind it to inspire its form, yielding elegant solutions for daily life.

Are you looking to have something custom made?

Our Bay Area Made community includes skilled makers and artisans who can create made-to-order goods such as furniture, lighting, decor, kitchen & tabletop, clothing, jewelry, bags, accessories, food, beverages, and body products.



Bay Area Made Mix v.10: Filmusic

We love films, we love music, and we really love films with great music.

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Good Business, Inspiration

Earth Day: Ten Innovative Makers Creating Earth-Friendly Products

Making a More Sustainable Future.

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Good Business

Etalon Sets the Record Straight on the Benefits of Wearing a Posture Bra

Improves posture and well-being.

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Gift Guide, Good Business

Served Up on a Platter: A Kitchen & Tabletop Gift Guide

Quality, functional, and stylish gift ideas for the holidays, and beyond.

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Inside Stories: Products, Works and Custom Designs in Spaces, Part 4

A roundup of spaces showcasing Bay Area Made members’ works.

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Good Business, Recipe

Daniela Kratz of Farmhouse Lab Shares Ideas for Fall Dishes using Her Real Food Dressings

Healthy, delicious, and easy to prepare dishes perfect for home meals or holiday entertaining.

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Bay Area Made: The Locally Crafted Home

Bay Area Made: The Locally Crafted Home

“Bay Area Made: The Locally Crafted Home” was a curated loft-like open plan living space installation with a bedroom, dining room, lounge, studio, and patio showcasing products from 36 of the Bay Area’s finest makers including furniture, lighting, ceramics, art, accessories, and body products – illustrating how they can work together, and how you can live with them.

The installation was hosted by member company Gantri in their awesome San Francisco SOMA studio for San Francisco Design Week.

The Mix

Carried Away

  • Mafia Bags LLC
    Mafia Bags LLC
  • Oxgut Hose Co
    Oxgut Hose Co
  • Ian James
    Ian James

What We Make Makes Us