Salvations to Participate in the All American House

The countdown is on for The All American House, a design house in Baltimore’s Carroll Mansion where interior design students will make use of American-made furniture and decor to decorate its rooms in a display of American beauty and craftsmanship.

Our group of manufacturers gathered with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (center) to celebrate.

Our group of manufacturers gathered with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (center) this month to celebrate.

Appropriately, we were gathered for the kickoff ceremony in the new Baltimore Foundery, Under Armour founder Kevin Plank’s new venture, which provides work space for artists and “makers,” just like us!

Salvations will be donating several tables to the design students as they put together their rooms. We can’t wait to see how they place them.

The All American House is the brainchild of designer James DeLorbe, who hatched the idea several years ago to promote the use of American-made goods in the design industry. The showhouse is under the umbrella of his MADE: In American organization. Here is a great story about this year’s efforts.

Jim DeLorbe poses in front of this fabulous banner at last week's event.

Jim DeLorbe poses in front of this fabulous banner at the Foundery event.

Meanwhile, we are thrilled to be receiving the 2016 William Thornton Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship this year. We will wear it with pride for our 35-plus years of making hand-forged and finished iron furniture.

Salvations founder Barry Remley (r) stands with her son Max, who helps manage the business.

Salvations founder Barry Remley (r) stands with her son Max, who helps manage the business.

I hope you will make it out to the show house starting at the end of this month. Here are the details:

Dates:
April 28 – July 10

Location:
Carroll Mansion
800 E. Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Student Design Teams:
George Washington University/Corcoran College of Art + Design
Johns Hopkins University/Maryland Institute College of Art
Stevenson University
Morgan State University
Community College of Baltimore County at Catonsville

Design Advisory Chair:
Alexa Hampton

Partners in Design:
Michael Hampton (who has a line with Salvations)
Rayner Wharton
Chip Young
Steven Sutor

Fee free to call us or email if you have any questions. We hope to see you in Baltimore this spring and summer!