Western and Rustic Furniture
Today western and rustic furniture makers and designers are enjoying a popularity that would amaze the original cowboys. People from California to New York are furnishing
their homes and offices with ranch-style furniture, western designs, and accessories that represent a simpler lifestyle and a closeness with nature.
Western furniture incorporates nature into its design, using the twists and turns of wood, the rustic charm of antler accents, and the texture of fine
leathers to bring form and function to the piece. But western style shouldn't hit you on the head with "western accents" everywhere. Nor should it be so
simple, with just fence posts and antlers all over. It should have a relaxed organic look that you won't grow tired of.
Wally Reber, associate director of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, says John Gallis brings an entirely new concept to the design of western furniture. "He
forms and shapes the wood, and uses the wood's curves," not merely applies tops to rustic logs and calls it a desk or a table, Reber said. "For us,
it is a fresh perspective on western furniture."
Refined Western Furniture by John Gallis and Norseman Designs West
John Gallis has been fashioning custom furniture for over twenty-five years. His heirloom-quality western and rustic pieces have consistently taken
honors at the prestigious Western Design Conference and have won numerous other national design awards.
John's work is incomparable and unforgettable. Each piece is custom-designed to fit the client's needs and handcrafted
based on the feel of the wood and the natural flow of the grain, so no two pieces are ever alike. Every piece has to be
well thought out, well designed, and well constructed. It has to have grace, elegance, and style.
Some have called John's style of furniture "refined western." His furniture is rustic only in the sense that it is made out of mostly
unprocessed wood; his attention to detail and his taste for quality give each piece a classy, sophisticated appeal.
For Your Home, Office, Ranch, Cabin or Lodge
Whether you are an individual seeking to acquire a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture for your home, office, ranch, cabin or lodge, or an interior designer, architect, or
contractor working on a larger scale, John can create the ideal piece or space to compliment your distinctive, refined western style.