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German American Heritage Center, Davenport, Iowa Announces An Exhibit Featuring the Life and Legacy of Gustav Stickley

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Built to Last: Gustav Stickley’s Legacy of Design
OPENS: Sunday, August 2nd at 12:00 noon

stickleyGustav Stickley, a German American, was a furniture designer, manufacturer, publisher, and chief proponent of the American Craftsman style. His success in the furniture design world was based on this mantra Als Ik Kan, or “to the best of my ability.” His designs and furniture were known for fine craftsmanship, simple details, and high quality material. He expanded his business to include metal work, textiles, home building, and a magazine, The Craftsman.

stickley chairThis exhibit will feature the history of Gustav and his family as well as beautiful works of Stickley furniture. Built to Last will be open from August 2nd through November 1st. It is sponsored by Knilan’s Furniture in Davenport and the Riverboat Development Authority. Furniture is on loan from Kindred Style Antiques, Rock Island, IL.

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-4:00 and Sunday 12:00-4:00
Admission: $5 adults | $4 seniors | $3 youth | Free to members
Location: German American Heritage Center, 712 West Second Street, Davenport, IA

Tuesday, August 11: “A Date with Design” Grab a friend and attend this select daytime event featuring Lori Rochau of Knilan’s Furniture. Lori will focus on the development of Gustav Stickley’s style and its many manifestations under the “Craftsman” and later labels. Includes light refreshments. 1:00 pm.

Wednesday, September 9: Mike Danial presents “The Stickley Roadshow.” Learn the facinating details of Gustav Stickley and his company’s legacy from the official corporate historian. A rare opportunity to shore up on Stickley lore! Seating is limited! 6:00 pm.

For more information on these events visit our website at or call (563) 322-8844:

Courtesy German American Heritage Center

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