Pittsburgh Mercantile celebrates the diversity of the creative community in Pittsburgh by bringing together the best of what’s being produced by artisans and craftspeople of the “Rustbelt.” Whether recent transplants or natives, our makers bring an unmistakable regional sensibility to their work. Our curated collection of locally-produced craftwork, decorative arts, accessories and utilitarian goods celebrates the hard work and ingenuity of a shared industrial past.
Pittsburgh still retains much of its essential, original place-character — rooted in a history of industry, shared hard work, and creative thinking — the vital fabric of a strong community. Pittsburgh Mercantile, named after the “Company Store” of one of the great steel mills, honors the hard work and ingenuity of the immigrant men and women who built the city.
A Rustbelt Renaissance
People in Pittsburgh know how to work hard together. The multi-ethnic, multi- racial and multi-cultural heritage of the original labor force in the steel and coke plants lives on in the contemporary urban environment. This cultural vibrancy makes for fertile ground; new generations of makers and creators are thriving in the region. Our artisans are driven to create. The large spaces, affordable rent and abundant creative resources offer a fertile feeding ground for budding artists and seasoned professionals alike.
Made with Character
Pittsburgh Mercantile offer designs with clean lines and meaningful ornamentation, work that reveals the beauty of the raw materials and the hand of the artist. We celebrate quality and utility and attention to detail. We love things that get better with age. In short, things with character.