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Mission Style Furniture
Amish Furniture Legacy
The story of Mission furniture begins with the Spanish missions of the Southwest United States. Crafted by Spanish missionaries, these missions featured a distinctive style that would influence art. As well as architecture and furniture craftsmanship. Gustav Stickley promoted the “Mission” style furniture. Therefore resulting in a movement of creativity among artists, furniture designers, and architects inspired by the “Arts and Crafts” style.
Art Deco and modern art influences have continued to transform the Mission style into new designs. Such as the Brooklyn Mission, Mondovi Mission, Royal Mission, McCoy Mission, Studio Mission, and Monterrey Mission. Therefore coming to define the “Amish” style–clean, elegant, sturdy and simple.
Most noteworthy, the Mission Style is simple, often featuring clean angles, paneled sides, and doors and black hardware. Visit a local Amish furniture market or retailer and there see Mission furniture crafted in the traditional way, exactly as it was first crafted decades ago.