Gustav Stickley was born in Osceola, Wisconsin, in 1858 and began to train with his father in stonemasonry and woodworking at the age of 12. At 18 he became an apprentice in his uncle's Pennsylvania factory, where he produced chairs and caned seats. He and two of his brothers, all educated in the fam
William Morris saw the art world through the idealistic lens of socialism. He and the like-minded designers who clustered around him wanted nothing less than to redefine art by restoring "craft" to a place of value. True art for them was based in time-honored, populist traditions; the sometimes raw b
A thoroughly contemporary lounge chair with anthropomorphous qualities, Newson's creation recalls a time when full, soft bodies were all the rage. His steel imitates the torso's contours and curves, which doesn't, however, equal high comfort. In fact, the chair almost demands a sitter with the same b
Even if you don't actually read books, chances are you like displaying them. It may be a pretentious front for your insecure intellect or that you simply like the color and texture they add to your home, but in either case, books can make a room sing.
Excited by the visual effect of a book collec