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Who Designed It What Inspired It
Whether handcrafted or factory-assembled, traditional or modern, simple or ornate, each furniture piece has a story. This is especially true for Amish furniture. Some might often think….Who Designed It What Inspired It? For instance, Mission furniture makers are partaking in the legacy of Gustav Stickley. He was the first craftsman to be credited with mass-producing and popularizing the Mission style. This unique style was inspired by the Spanish missions in the Western United States.
Shaker furniture boasts a unique story. When a Christian group known as “Shakers” (they bear some relation to the Amish) fled European persecution and emigrated to the United States, they carried with them the tools and trade that would make them one-of-a-kind craftsmen. Word of their incredible craftsmanship spread throughout their new homeland, and soon people were falling in love with the simple, graceful “Shaker style”.
When looking for your next furnishing, consider the rich heritage of each style and design as you find the piece that’s right for you.