William Morris (1834 – 1891) was one of the original forces in the "back to basics" trend in architecture, home furnishings, tiles, and fabrics that became known as the Arts and Crafts movement. One of the furniture pieces that he is best known for bears his name – the Morris chair. These were somewhat different than the chair pictured here– the design was more Victorian England – but the idea was the same. The back could be adjusted into several different positions, the cushions are removable, and most important of all, it was comfortable.
Gustav Stickley picked up this idea and built a piece that has become more familiar in the United States. It was part of what he called his "Mission Oak" line of furniture (the word "mission" by now has incorrectly come to identify Arts and Crafts furniture in general).
A Hardwood Artisans Morris Chair is a real work of art. It has the right look and it is very comfortable. The pricing for this piece includes the matching footstool.