Stickley: A Brief Introduction

The story began in the early 1900s. Five brothers had one passion to profoundly affect American furniture, by embracing “honest” what-you-see-is-what-you-get joinery, the highest quality wood, and genius designs that were both functional and beautiful. Their quality products have withstood the test of time through both favor and hardship, much like the American story itself. 

 Gustav Stickley marked all of his furniture with the Flemish phrase “als ik kan” which means, “To the best of my ability.”  Gustav wanted this symbol to assure his customer’s that every piece was built to the finest quality and highest standards. 

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 The Audi family, who own Stickley today, continue to adhere to the rigorous standards of the original vision.  They too, believe in building furniture that upholds the highest standards, insuring that the Stickley furniture built today will continue as a beautiful legacy symbolizing the quality of American craftsmanship for generations to come.

Keep watching our blog as designer, Cheryl Duncan, gives us a tour of beautiful Stickley products and the history behind the design.

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