When Michael Suomi, principal and VP of interior design at Stonehill & Taylor, told the team behind the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
that he wanted to use goods made locally for the majority of the
project, the client added one big caveat. "They had a desire to spend
their dollars in the U.S. and in Canada," says Suomi. "But they made it
clear that they would not spend one penny more than if they were making
it overseas." See how he did it here.