John Gallis, b. 1949, Astoria, New York
John Gallis has been fashioning custom furniture since 1995. Since moving west from New York City, where he was chief cabinetmaker at Bloomingdale's in Manhattan and created all their interior design specialty pieces, he has designed furniture that is displayed in Cody and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Bozeman, Montana. John designs his pieces based on the feel of the wood, the flow of the grain. Thus, no two pieces are alike. Each piece is hand crafted and designed by John. He says "My style of woodworking combines the appearance of movement with sleek design to create a smooth flow that bridges the gap between décor, rooms and architecture. There's nothing like the beauty and natural grain of wood with its graceful and unassuming presence to add life to a room. "Winner of many national awards for fine western furniture and woodworking, John's work brings together imaginative sensibility and striking elegance.