Relaxed in a comfy chair at Stickley Toronto or Manderley Manor, the sister emporium of arts and crafts furniture or mission furniture, my thoughts are sparked by the surrounding atmosphere.
The concepts of useful and beautiful combined to direct the ideas of the arts and crafts furniture geniuses. Gustav Stickley said, “Art should be brought into homes and become a part of the everyday lives of people. ” The current Stickley furniture collections carry forward the legacy of art and usefulness. Take the Harvey Ellis Fall Front Desk certainly a work of art with its nature-inspired inlay and stringing and the extended top line to lighten the piece. It is also completely functional for present day needs and holds perfectly a laptop computer. It even has hidden electrical and power bar locations. Other examples of hidden modern necessities abound in the many other collections at Stickley Toronto.
If you’re ready to relax, is there any better place to rest your bottom than on a Stickley Toronto Morris chair? Probably no other piece of furniture represents the arts and crafts furniture than the Morris chair. A tribute to William Morris of the English Arts and Crafts Movement, Leopold Stickley designed the Bow Arm Morris Chair in 1910. Features include an arched front stretcher, long, graceful, comfortable bow arms, four adjustable back positions and in the oak version, quadralinear post construction. Later variations include Gustav Stickley’s 1912 Spindle Morris Chair with the ubiquitous and beautiful narrow spindles or consider the Eastwood Craftsman Chairs and Rockers. The Morris’ reclining back combined with a separate footstool foresees the modern recliner. Innovating, Stickley Toronto also offers the popular Mission styles of Bow Arm and Spindle Morris Chairs as recliners for those who prefer their footstool attached. Laze back and enjoy a snooze! Explore all the Stickley Toronto furniture and design options on our website, www.manderleymanor.com.