[1] Puzz
From Arzu Studio Hope
For nine years, Chicago-based Arzu has employed Afghan women to weave hand-knotted rugs, training hundreds of craftspeople along the way. Now Arzu is shifting away from traditional patterns: The new Masters collection sourced designs from the likes of Michael Graves, Zaha Hadid, and Frank Gehry (whose design is shown here). ($12,000, arzustudiohope.org)

[2] Drawstring Lamp
From Design Stories
After a fruitless search for small-scale manufacturers in their native Goeteborg, Sweden, Kerstin Sylwan and Jenny Stefansdotter found a match: a job-training organization run by the government that specializes in artisan workshops for unemployed Swedes. Plus, the lampshades are made from material donated by a nearby textile company. ($450, merry-go-round.se)

[3] Ikono Chair
From Bernhardt
The American furniture company Bernhardt has become a champion of El Salvador's nascent design community. It began six years ago by sponsoring a design competition there; now it's also teaming up with a collective of local craftspeople and producers called Carrot Concept, which helped make this chair. ($1,000, bernhardtdesign.com)

[3] Ikono Chair
From Bernhardt
The American furniture company Bernhardt has become a champion of El Salvador's nascent design community. It began six years ago by sponsoring a design competition there; now it's also teaming up with a collective of local craftspeople and producers called Carrot Concept, which helped make this chair. ($1,000, bernhardtdesign.com)