Wednesday, September 29, 2021

nichols and stone furniture gallery 2021

 

Since 1857, Nichols and Stone, the oldest furniture maker in America.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

A Blue Christmas

Elvis Presley sang Blue Christmas throughout his career, but he first sang this classic in 1957. It was, he said, his favorite Christmas song. It is mine too every time I look at the new fallen snow. 


 

Snow that is white, red ribbon on a green Christmas tree, but it will still be a Blue Christmas without Elvis.

Inspired by Elvis' Blue Christmas, we present the Sherrill Track Arm sectional (6 Series Sectional), available also as a sofa, loveseat, and chair. In the spirit of the Winter Season, i is shown in white (Fabric: Tank Natural, Finish: Black Nickel). For Elvis, we added some blue throw pillows.

 

You can see the Series 6 sectional by Sherrill Furniture at Traditions Furniture in Overland Park and Wichita.

See it Now.

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Santa says, "Year round, a Stressless Christmas is the best Christmas."

 Santa says, "A Stressless Christmas is the best Christmas year round."

We will all agree that it has been a difficult year, but we can still go out on a high note.


 

Santa told us that the holidays are all about giving. So, when you give a charitable donation of $50 or more from now until January 18, we’ll give you hundreds of dollars off Stressless seating. It is better than a vacation at the beach because it never ends.


 

Save $400 on Stressless Mayfair recliners in all Paloma leather colors, $300 on most Stressless recliners and ottomans, including Classic Power recliners and Stressless office chairs.


 

Plus, take $200 off every sofa seat you buy. 


 

No purchase limit, so deck the halls and take this opportunity to fill your home with the comfort and beauty of Stressless furniture! So even if you live where the sun don't shine, you'll find that Stressless is a beautiful state of mind.


 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Margaret Macdonald and Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Where does inspiration come from?



All artist would should agree that their greatest inspiration comes from other artists.

Impressionists would agree that Impressionists influenced each other. Modernists the same. Influence is not confined to a lifetime. Traditionalists who studied Renaissance Art in school learned their techniques. Picasso acknowledges his debt to the Paleolithic cave paintings of Lascaux, France. After a visit to Lascaux, Picasso said, “They've invented everything.”

Stickley Furniture introduces the Highlands Collection, modern, tapered, and light, inspired by the work of Margaret Macdonald and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.



Stickley's Highland Collection features design elements from Charles Rennie Mackintosh, well-known for Willow Tearooms at 217 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland. The Highlands Collection included carved motifs and pierced slats, crafted in solid oak and cherry wood, wood that is sustainably harvested in North America, with rich hand-rubbed finishes.

For Charles Rennie Mackintosh, inspiration came from his wife to whom he wrote in a letter, "Remember, you are half if not three-quarters in all my architectural work ..."

Then, to friends, "Margaret has genius, I have only talent."

Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh was herself a renown artist and influential member of the Glasgow School and the “Glasgow Style” it inspired. She and her sister Frances went to school at the Glasgow School of Art and later established the Macdonald Sisters Studio at 128 Hope Street, Glasgow. Their paintings reflected the growing liberation of the young woman at the fin de si├Ęcle and early 20th century, art prominently featuring women in elongated stylized drawings. Margaret herself was strongly influenced by the 19th century phenomenon of Japonism or Japonaise, and its influenc on Impressionists like Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh. Margaret Macdonald also drew on earlier stylized Gothic architectural motifs.



Thus, when Charles Rennie Mackintosh was given the commission for The Willow Tearooms at 217 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland, it is not surprising that his friezes incorporated the art of his wife. Or that the furniture utilized the cutout motifs that she used in her metal sculptures.

Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh’s influence was not restricted to her husband. She also influenced and was influenced by British Arts & Crafts designer and author William Morris. In America, Elbert Green Hubbard and the Roycroft community of East Aurora, New York followed similar design trends. Across the country, architects and furniture designers Charles and Henry Greene, employed the use of cut-outs in their furniture design. Architect and furniture designer Harvey Ellis, who worked for Gustav Stickley for a short time before his early death, was also influenced by her work.