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Mission Style furniture incorporates simple horizontal and vertical lines, and flat panels that accentuate the grain of the wood, typically made from white oak. People were looking for relief after the excesses of Victorian times and the influx of mass-produced furniture from the Industrial Revolution. Many designers and companies played an important role in the development of the design over the years, including Stickley, Greene and Greene, Charles Limbert, Charles Rohlfs, and Frank Lloyd Wright. The simplicity of the joinery and the natural finishes are reminiscent of Shaker methods, thus being a popular style from which many Maine furniture makers reproduce and draw inspiration. Maine is also home to world-renown architect, John Calvin Stevens, whose shingle-style homes featured attributes and furniture from the Arts and Crafts Movement. We invite you in for a look at some of the premier Maine furniture makers displaying their talents through Arts and Crafts design.