Wood tones, simple lines, relaxed designs, rustic, durable, timeless … Stickley Furniture. Using superior construction techniques and the highest quality materials, the Stickley name has been synonymous with excellence in the furniture industry for over a century.
Not only did the early 20th-century American furniture created by the Stickley brothers use solid construction methods, traditional joinery techniques, and the highest quality woods, but even more, it showed a genius for design – creating hundreds of new forms that were at once beautiful to look upon, practical to use, exceedingly
strong and long-lasting, and perfect for the new ways American families wanted to live.
The popular usage of the term ‘Craftsman’, which denotes a style of architecture, interior design, and decorative arts representative of that very period, originates from the trade name that Gustav Stickley chose for his Craftsman line of Arts & Crafts furniture. The underlying principle of the Craftsman philosophy, and the
Craftsman style home, was “Honesty of Design” – a value promoted by Stickley in his monthly magazine, The Craftsman, in which he offered a new house plan in every issue.
While the terms Craftsman and Mission are sometimes used interchangeably the Mission style is more typically southwestern and is a style influenced by the stucco-faced edefices of 18th century Spanish missions as well
as the native Americans in the Southwest.
The Craftsman house is, arguably, a unique structure – artisan-constructed, architect-designed – using natural materials with design features conforming to the environmental surroundings. The interior spaces of these early 20th century homes typically resonated with simple, beautiful, functional, harmonious, hand-crafted, high quality, and durable amenities: from furniture to built-in woodwork to doors and windows, fireplaces and stonework to fabrics and textiles, wallpaper to rugs and tapestries.