Instead, Sarah will charm us with a presentation on the history and style of Stickley, America's foremost name in furniture. Since 1900, when Gustav Stickey first created his iconic New Furniture, Stickley has represented the best in design and craftsmanship. It all began with the Mission style. This furniture reflected Gustav Stickley's ideals of simplicity, quality construction, and truth to materials. The grain of the quarter-sawn oak wood was emphasized and the mortise and tenon joinery exposed because Stickley believed this is what nature intended. The design innovations of Gustav Stickley' brother Leopold, and designer Harvey Ellis have both contributed to the rich legacy of Stickley Mission. Over the years, many of the Stickey pieces, including the Gustav Stickley Morris chair, have entered the lexicon of furniture styles. Auction values for early pieces have soared, but Stickley is furniture to be enjoyed now and forever.
Today the Stickley Furniture story includes other styles such as Pasadena Bungalow, based on the styles of the Greene and Greene brothers of Pasadena, California, as well as Traditional, Modern, and 21st Century.
Stickley, you buy it because you like it, and find that over time it is a decision to enjoy. Are you wondering how to get your favorite piece of Stickley?