The Arts and Crafts Movement that began in England in 1880 and held influence throughout Europe until the 1930s advocated the qualities of simplicity, use of honest materials, and an emphasis on craftsmanship. The Movement was a prelude to the Bauhaus School and modernism.
In America, Gustav Stickley, a leader of the American Craftsman Movement, which spawned the Craftsman (also known as Mission) style of furniture, was ahead of his time. Gustav believed, as leaders of the Bauhaus did, in incorporating machinery to improve the production process.
T oday the company that bears his name, Stickley Furniture, adheres to the guiding principles of the Arts and Crafts movement: dedication to quality, integrity, and pride in creating pieces of the finest workmanship. Using solid construction and the highest quality woods, the furniture created by his company was not only beautiful to look at and practical to use, it was made to last.
Staying true to its roots, Stickley Furniture continues its tradition of fine design principles born in the Arts and Crafts movement with designs that also reflect the Bauhaus and modernism periods that followed.
Mike Trescott, sales manager of Stickley Furniture in Charlotte, says the level of construction and craftsmanship they’ve maintained for more than a century at Stickley
Furniture is unique in the industry. He also notes though the Stickley name is associated with the Mission furniture created during the Arts and Crafts Movement, the company has carried the craftsmanship into new designs that fit well in an urban lifestyle.

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Stickley Furniture is located at 721 Governor Morrison Street in Charlotte. Find them online at or call them at 704-442-7171.