This bar height stool, made by John Gallis of Norseman Designs West, features smooth walnut atop four hand finished axe handles. A wide metal ring reminiscent of barrel hoops provides a comfortable and stylish perch for your feet. Equally at home, in your modern kitchen as your western whiskey saloon, these stools glow with a warm satin finish and John Gallis’s signature attention to detail.
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.