Upholstered Barrel Chair and Ottoman with Conchos and Fringe
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Sink into this nubuck leather barrel chair at the end of your day on the river and put your feet up on the plush but firm ottoman The perfectly rounded back provides a comfortable place to rest your head, and the rounded arms are embellished with silver conchos and soft fringe. The two tones of taupe and gray leather, while customizable, provide dimension and a nod toward contemporary style. Additional conchos and fringe surround the chair’s skirt and edge of the ottoman, which has four lodgepole pine legs.
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.