PG&H Brings Locally Made Home Goods to Downtown
The yearlong pop-up shop on Smithfield Street features everything from wall coverings to furniture, all crafted by local makers.
photos courtesy the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift for the Pittsburgh lover in your life, the new PG&H store Downtown has got you covered.
A partnership between the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Bridgeway Capital and the Richard King Mellon Foundation, the yearlong pop-up shop opened at 536 Smithfield Street in October. It features high-quality home goods by a rotating gallery of local and regional designers.
“The idea of PG&H is for shoppers, designers, architects, and restaurateurs to step into one space where they can see products that range from furniture, to dishware, to textiles and wall coverings,” an announcement on the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership website said.
The store is staged in vignettes showing what a living room, dining room, kitchen or bedroom filled with handmade goods could look like.
Some of the local products featured in the shop include fine art commissions and wallpaper from artist Ashley Cecil, hand-dyed textiles from Blak Rust and handcrafted furniture and wood accessories from Bones and All. Most of the shop's products are by makers associated with the MONMADE network of local artisans.
PG&H will also be an experiential site, hosting demonstrations and how-to sessions, workshops for makers, and opportunities for makers to meet with clients to undertake custom work commissions, according to the Downtown Partnership.
The store, once home to a Cartridge World location, was secured through a partnership with the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
"It was a long-shuttered store, so we’re excited to bring some life and vitality back into that block,” Leigh White, the Downtown Partnership vice president of marketing and communications, told the newspaper.
Keeping with the Pittsburgh maker theme, the store is home to the second outpost of Redhawk Coffee, open daily from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.