John Gallis Norseman Designs West
Custom Western and Rustic Furniture inspiried by nature and handcrafted by John Gallis and Norseman Designs West

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Inspiried by Nature
  • Dragonfly Desk
  • Partners Desk
  • Workstation
  • Switchback Ranch Club Chair
  • Teepee Desk Dresser

Western and Rustic Furniture

Today western and rustic furniture makers and designers are enjoying a popularity that would amaze the original cowboys. People from California to New York are furnishing their homes and offices with ranch-style furniture, western designs, and accessories that represent a simpler lifestyle and a closeness with nature.

Western furniture incorporates nature into its design, using the twists and turns of wood, the rustic charm of antler accents, and the texture of fine leathers to bring form and function to the piece. But western style shouldn't hit you on the head with "western accents" everywhere. Nor should it be so simple, with just fence posts and antlers all over. It should have a relaxed organic look that you won't grow tired of.

Wally Reber, associate director emeritus of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, says John Gallis brings an entirely new concept to the design of western furniture. "He forms and shapes the wood, and uses the wood's curves," not merely applies tops to rustic logs and calls it a desk or a table, Reber said. "For us, it is a fresh perspective on western furniture."

Refined Western Furniture by John Gallis and Norseman Designs West

John Gallis has been fashioning custom furniture for over thirty years. His heirloom-quality western and rustic pieces have consistently taken honors at the prestigious Western Design Conference and have won numerous other national design awards.

John's work is incomparable and unforgettable. Each piece is custom-designed to fit the client's needs and handcrafted based on the feel of the wood and the natural flow of the grain, so no two pieces are ever alike. Every piece has to be well thought out, well designed, and well constructed. It has to have grace, elegance, and style.

Some have called John's style of furniture "refined western." His furniture is rustic only in the sense that it is made out of mostly unprocessed wood; his attention to detail and his taste for quality give each piece a classy, sophisticated appeal.

For Your Home, Office, Ranch, Cabin or Lodge

Whether you are an individual seeking to acquire a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture for your home, office, ranch, cabin or lodge, or an interior designer, architect, or contractor working on a larger scale, John can create the ideal piece or space to compliment your distinctive, refined western style.

Featured in the Galleries

Fly Tying Desk

Fly Tying Desk

The Governor's Desk

The Governor's Desk

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See John on Public Television

John is featured in the Wyoming PBS Special Molesworth: Interior Pioneer. Check local television listings for air dates and times.

John Gallis
Norseman Designs West
3532 Cottonwood Avenue
Cody, Wyoming 82414
(307) 587-7777

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