Craftsman Style: The Craftsman movement—so named by furniture designer and artisan Gustav Stickley, who started The Craftsman magazine in 1901—came to prominence in the early 20th century as a form of protest against the factory-made furnishings and decorative objects that prevailed at the time. Room by Susan Brown.
A beautiful choice for the modern home, the Jofran's Craftsman Media Stand 60"-70" will be a stylish and function focal point to your living room or den. This quality piece of home furniture is perfect for displaying anything from a television to decorative objects and offers a generous amount of storage as well. Featuring multiple cabinets with inset shelving, pull out drawers, cable and cord management and a sturdy hardwood frame.
Replacing the Victorian predilection for decorating with a miscellany of fancy objects, Gustav Stickley opted for designs in plain, straight lines that were adaptable for Craftsman settings. This oak, iron and glass corner cupboard was executed around 1902–1903 in Stickley's favorite brown color, achieved by applying wax or a thin coat of shellac to give the wood a soft, lustrous glow. Private collection. —All photos courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art.