Our handmade Modern Mission Furniture Collection features contemporary solid wood pieces perfect for the modern home. This functional, geometric furniture is handcrafted and built to order so you create a custom, modern mission piece that perfectly suits your home and style.
Choose from real solid American hardwoods: walnut, cherry, maple and oak, all finished with an eco-friendly lacquer.
If you see something you like but need that piece modified to be the right size for your space, contact us for customizations. We are happy to customize your American made furniture to make it a unique piece that you will enjoy for years.
A Bit of Mission Furniture History
Mission Furniture (aka “Arts & Crafts” "Craftsman" & “American Mission”) is a product of a revolutionary furniture & design movement that was created as a response to the industrial revolution and the way it devalued the American craftsperson and furniture maker. This style of furniture, architecture, interior design, and decorative arts became affordable to middle class families for homes built in the USA during the Arts and Crafts period between 1900 and 1930.”
Many of the major players of the Mission Style movement (William Morris, John Ruskin, Gustav Stickley, Frank Lloyd Wright et al) believed that the Craftsman was being lost to mass produced, “soulless” furniture from the Victorian Era. Mission furniture was a complete departure from the over embellished and “glamorous” furniture that the Victorian Period was known for. The Mission Furniture Movement rebelled against the highly “glamorous” ideals of the Victorian Era that weren’t inclusive of the real middle class. Mission furniture aimed to represent the true American worker. It represented an entire shift in cultural attitudes and values.
About Lyndon Furniture
The story of Lyndon Furniture is as good a reflection of the history and values of Vermont as youll find anywhere. After Dave Allard graduated high school in 1976, he began working on his family farm. He built his first few pieces of furniture in a house that he built himself for his parents to move into. Lyndon now employs over 100 craftsmen in Vermonts Northeast Kingdom. Their furniture is made with real solid wood and built to last a lifetime and then some.
All of our sustainable, natural wood furniture is proudly made in the USA by talented and passionate woodworkers. Buying American made furniture is better for your home, better for the planet, and better for the economy.