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01-25-2012, 02:41 PM
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.

John Gallis has been fashioning custom furniture for over twenty-five years and has owned and designed furniture for Norseman Designs West in Cody, Wyoming, since 1995. Since moving west from New York City, where he was chief cabinetmaker at Bloomingdale's in Manhattan and created all their interior design specialty pieces, he has designed furniture that is displayed in Cody and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Bozeman, Montana.

John designs his pieces based on the feel of the wood, the flow of the grain and of course the customer's wishes. Thus, no two pieces are alike. Each piece is hand crafted and designed by John. He says "My style of woodworking combines the appearance of movement with sleek design to create a smooth flow that bridges the gap between décor, rooms and architecture. There's nothing like the beauty and natural grain of wood with its graceful and unassuming presence to add life to a room."

Winner of many national awards for fine western furniture and woodworking, John's work brings together imaginative sensibility and striking elegance. He can create a piece to tie together your existing decorating schemes or you can choose from his pieces on display. Or you can have him create a piece designed to your specifications. This Web site presents a sampling of the western and rustic furniture pieces that John has created over the years. Please have a look and dare to dream.

3532 Cottonwood Avenue
Cody, Wyoming 82414
(307) 587-7777
www.norsemandesignswest.com (http://www.norsemandesignswest.com)

3532 Cottonwood Avenue Cody, Wyoming 82414