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The Evolution of Mission Style Furniture
The Evolution Of Mission Style Furniture begins with the early Mission creations at the turn of the 20th century. Inspired by the Spanish Mission architecture of the American West, craftsmen began interpreting the new Mission style into one-of-a-kind furnishings. Already an influential voice among craftsmen and architects alike, Wisconsin-native Gustav Stickley’s creations rocketed in popularity. Hence allowing him to mass-produce his furniture to American’s far and wide.
Art Deco and modern art influences have continued to transform the Mission style into new designs such as the Cambri Mission Dresser (pictured), which features a distinctly modern twist on the classic style. Brooklyn, Mondovi, Royal, McCoy, Studio and Monterrey are just a small portion of the numerous Mission styles available.
Wood artisans such as the Amish also craft custom furnishings that blend traditional Mission styles with other influences to create truly unique pieces.