Fringed Arrowhead Magazine Rack
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Book matched feathered walnut–naturally occurring feather-like striations in the grain of this richly hued walnut, gives the arrowhead shape of this magazine rack great texture, depth, and warmth. Solid, sturdy, yet elegantly designed, they are made with several options: Supple black saddle leather, buttery taupe leather, and black with red leather fringe, that provides a pop of color and movement that enhances the natural grain of the wood.
John Gallis of Norseman Designs West has dedicated his career to completing projects with utmost attention to detail and finish. He has hand-carved the edge of each arrowhead so they are subtly beveled and rippled to mimic an ancient stone arrowhead. The wood has been oiled to a warm sheen that will stand the test of time and use. His timeless designs are an adaptable addition to any interior, whether it be western, rustic, or contemporary.
A native New Yorker, John has been fashioning custom furniture for many years. Although he started a lucrative career building custom cabinetry at Bloomingdales, his heart wasn’t in it, and he moved to Cody, WY. He worked for a local furniture maker in town, then eventually opened Norseman Designs West where he began building his own line of award-winning high-end western furniture. He combines the simple honesty of Shaker-style furniture with the flowing curves of Art Nouveau. Wood, his favorite medium, is warm and forgiving, and each different species of wood has their own smell and characteristics like people. John enjoys working and incorporating different textures in his pieces. He gains inspiration from nature, and by looking at the work of old masters, from Shaker to Stickley, Art Nouveau to Molesworth. May was a great month for John, he received the Mountain Living Award for lifetime achievement in western furniture design and celebrated the birth of his children and grandchildren.