These festive-looking light strands are part of an inaugural collection designed by Bainbridge Island–based Grain for Standard Socket, an organization that pairs talented designers with a local manufacturing team. Strung’s design was inspired by paper pendants and café lighting, and is crafted from ceramic and brass. Available at Inform Interiors, $800–$1,500 (South Lake Union, 300 Dexter Ave. N; 206.622.1608; informseattle.com).
Industrial Design in Seattle
Additional reporting by Caitlin King and Marianne Hale
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