Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Frank Lloyd Wright Collection


Frank Lloyd Wright was America's greatest and most innovative architect. His legacy includes over 500 homes and buildings that he designed and each one is a cultural treasure.  In 1940, he established the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to protect, preserve and administer his life's work. Architectural Record magazine published a list of the 100 most significant buildings in the world - 11 were by Frank Lloyd Wright. 


Each product in the Frank Lloyd Wright collection is inspired by a design adapted from some of his most famous architecture, from stained glass windows, to wall coverings.  Each design is available on a fountain pen, rollerball pen, or business card holder. 


"April Showers" was created for the cover of Liberty Magazine.  
The squares, arc and circles are an abstract version of springtime rain.

"Playhouse" - silver line work with red, yellow, and blue accents on a black background. The design is reminiscent of the windows in the child's playhouse designed by Wright for Avery Coonley in the suburbs of Chicago - representing balloons and confetti in a Fourth of July Parade.

The Home & Studio design is adapted from a skylight found in Frank Lloyd Wright's Oak Park, Illinois home and architecture studio.

"Imperial" designed on a black background, is based on the pattern used in the informal dining room of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan commissioned in 1915.

"Loggia Gates" an adaptation of the Loggia Gate at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The circular motif was repeated throughout the building. 

The design features the bold graphic design called "Machine Age Screen" that Wright created in 1934. It was adapted in 1973 for use as wall coverings for the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. 

The "Robie House" design is adapted from the art-glass windows - 174 in all- in the Robie house.






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