“If you want a Golden Rule that fits everything, this is it: Have nothing in your house that you know not to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
William Morris, founder of the British Arts & Crafts Movement
An American Ideal
In America, the Arts & Crafts Movement was pioneered by Gustav Stickley and Elbert Hubbard. Stickley created his revolutionary Mission style in Manlius, New York. Elbert Hubbard established the Roycroft Community in East Aurora, New York.
“When a man’s home is born out of his heart and developed through his labor and perfected through his sense of beauty, it is the very cornerstone of life.”
“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.”
The New Walnut Grove Collection
The American Arts & Crafts Movement in the 21st Century
Marissa Brown, Stickley’s Director of Design, presents the new Walnut Grove Collection, a fresh interpretation of the American Arts & Crafts style with a nod to Scandinavian design. Made with solid American Black Walnut, a unique collection that includes almost two dozen pieces for the living room, dining room and bedroom.
Marissa’s philosophy continues the spirit of the Arts & Crafts Movement:
“I’m creating things I want to live with, that my friends would want to live with.”