Welcome to Inside Stickley, a reboot of our blog that will offer frequent peeks behind the curtain of this iconic company. Few brands have a history as rich as ours, so we’re eager to share some of our favorite snapshots from that history, celebrate its well-known and lesser-known personalities, and remind readers why Stickley remains so special after 120 years! You’ll even find the occasional goodie among the articles: downloadable content, fun giveaways, and opportunities to share your #StickleyStyle and stories. Subscribe to our email list and never miss a new entry. We look forward to you coming along for the ride!

In a 1906 article in The Craftsman, you’ll find as good a summary of the Arts and Crafts philosophy as there is, written by Gustav Stickley himself: “…not the mere idea of doing things by hand, but the putting of thought, care, and individuality into the task of making honestly and well something that satisfies a real need.” He goes on to put the artisan squarely at the center of the picture, yet at the same time rejects the notion that modern machinery is a betrayal of craftsmanship.
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