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a little Mission can go a long way


The New York Times' Marianne Rohrlich had a nice article on contemporary furniture makers producing new pieces of Mission Revival furniture - some original designs & some based on historical patterns. Read the full article.

In the early 20th century, between Art Nouveau and Art Deco, furniture was produced in the Arts and Crafts, Mission and Craftsman styles. Gustav Stickley, Frank Lloyd Wright, Greene & Greene and others from that era have inspired generations of furniture makers whose designs bear great resemblance to theirs. This heavy wood furniture — either the original pieces or the many reproductions — can be used to decorate an entire living space, or, used sparingly in eclectic homes, make a big statement.

1. The Craftsman Three-Drawer Buffet with glass doors has a dark oak finish; $379 from (877) 537-8539 or homedecorators.com.

2. A company called From the Source, with stores in Chelsea and Dumbo, will hold a sale in its Greenpoint, Brooklyn, warehouse from Oct. 5 to 12. Merchandise includes dining chairs, tables and cabinets, some produced in the spirit of Arts and Crafts. The teak chairs shown will be $99 each (they were $185 to $215), and the teak chest, 59 inches wide by 22 inches deep by 32 ½ inches high, will be $1,280 (regularly $1,600); 69 West Street (Noble Street), (718) 729-3026 or fromthesource.us.

(several other firms are profiled in the article)