Mission style is furniture made mostly from oak and marked by simplicity and durability. Mission style furniture can be characterized by rectangular shapes and straight vertical and horizontal lines. Mission style furniture was first produced in the Arts & Crafts period in the early 1900s. Some well-known designers associated with mission style are Gustav Stickley and the craftsmen of the Roycroft community in East Aurora, New York. The typical design of mission style furniture combines floral forms of the Art Nouveau style with the materials and methods of the British Arts and Crafts movement.