Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln Wright, June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture.  Wright was a leader of the Prairie School movement of architecture and developed the concept of the Usonian home, his unique vision for urban planning in the United States. His creative period spanned more than 70 years.

His work includes original and innovative examples of many building types, including offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, and museums. Wright also designed many of the interior elements of his buildings, such as the furniture and stained glass.  One of the most inspirational, and forgotten chapters in Wright’s history are his iconic architectural designs for planters and vases.


Frederick C. Robie House Chicago, Illinois Frank Lloyd Wright Architect Oak Park, Illinois. This vase, from the Frederick C. Robie house in Chicago, is a classic example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural design, utilizing a circle within a square, and exemplifying the prairie style. Reproduced in three sizes, the full-scale original 60-inch, a 45-inch and a 1/2 scale, 30-inch size.


Henry J. Allen House – Wichita, Kansas Frank Lloyd Wright – Architect Taliesin, Wisconsin. Built in 1917 for the Governor of Kansas, Henry J. Allen, the Allen house features this elegant, simple bowl poised on a square pedestal. Available in three sizes: 27 1/2″ diameter, 41 1/4″ diameter and the full-scale model of the original, 55″ diameter.


Frank Lloyd Wright Studio Oak Park, Illinois Frank Lloyd Wright Architect Oak Park, Illinois. Designed for the entrance to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Studio in Oak Park, Illinois. The medium size, 34 3/4″ vase, is reproduced to match the scale of the originals. One of Mr. Wright’s early planters, these are also available in a larger, 45 inch, or a smaller 24 inch sizes. Originally designed to sit above eye level on a pedestal, these planters feature a design on the underside of the top ring.

Oak Park Residence Oak park, Illinois Frank Lloyd Wright Architecht Oak Park, Illinois. Located in Oak Park, Illinois, next to the Frank Lloyd Wright Studio, Wright’s own residence featured this beautiful bowl with a very detailed base. Cast in three sizes, Small-20″ diameter, Large-37″ diameter and the scale reproduction of the original- 28 1/2″size.


Burton J. Westcott House Springfield, Ohio Frank Lloyd Wright Architect – Oak Park, Illinois. This was the largest planter Frank Lloyd Wright designed. The enormous originals dominate the front of the Westcott house in Springfield, Ohio. This series is done in a 1/2 scale model of the original 34 1/2 inch diameter, as well as a 48 inch and a 20 1/2 inch size.



Susan Lawrence Dana House Springfield, Illinois Frank Lloyd Wright Architect – Oak Park, Illinois. A classic example of Wright’s early prairie style, these planters sit very prominently in front of the Dana-Thomas residence, just a few blocks from the Illinois state capitol building. The original vases are quite large, measuring over 5 1/2 feet in diameter. This collection comes in a 3/4 scale model at 50 1/4″, a 1//2 scale at 33 1/2″ and a 1/3 scale size, 22 3/8″ in diameter.



Isidore Heller House Chicago, Illinois Frank Lloyd Wright Architect Oak Park, Illinois. One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s earliest designs was this deep bowl planter for Isidore Heller of Chicago in 1896. The small, medium and large sizes are 22″, 33″ and 44″ diameters, respectively.


American Systems Built Houses 1915 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Frank Lloyd Wright Architect Taliesin, Wisconsin. Designed as an everyman’s house, the affordable American Systems Built House offered this simple, classic vase as an optional feature in the 24″ size. This design is also available in a 30″ diameter and the new 18″ size.



Authenticated by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Full Scale Reproductions of the Original Sculptures Cast In Reconstituted Stone. This is a full-scale reproduction of the Midway Gardens Sprite, the result of collaboration between Frank Lloyd Wright and Alfonso Inanelli. Dozens of these sculptures adorned the walls of the massive Midway Gardens complex in Chicago from 1913-1929. The full size Sprite weighs 360 lbs.




Authenticated by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Cast In Reconstituted Stone. The companion piece to the Nakoma, this 54 inch tall Winnebago tribal elder is teaching his young son to take the bow and arrow to the Sun God. Another extremely detailed piece, the 4 1/2 foot tall statue weighs 380 lbs.


Authenticated by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Cast In Reconstituted Stone. The 3-foot tall Nakoma is taken from the design of Frank Lloyd Wright’s for a 16-foot tall statue that was to grace the entrance to the Nakoma Country Club in Madison, Wisconsin. Representing a Native American woman carrying two bowls and two small children, it is a very detailed piece. The 36-inch piece weighs 240 lbs.























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Gibraltar Furniture proudly presents a collection of furnishings created by America’s preeminent architect Frank Lloyd Wright at factory direct prices.  Other sources sell the Taliesin Barrel chair for $1650 or more.  Gibraltar Furniture sells this iconic piece for under $1000.

Frank Lloyd Wright

The Frank Lloyd Wright Barrel Chair from Gibraltar Furniture

Our factories started with Wright’s original designs and measurements, solid hardwood, and superior upholstery, then employ traditional craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology to create these heirloom-quality pieces for your home, office, or studio. The Taliesin Barrel Chair was prominent in Wright’s own residence Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin, this signature chair Barrel Chair is comfortable, compact, and perfect as a stand-alone or dining room piece. Gibraltar Furniture sells this iconic piece for $999.

The Barrel chair can be custom configured in 12 different fabrics, 18 different velvet, and 13 different leather options. The shell can be designed in Cherry-Red, Dark, Light-Brown, and Light-Walnut wood finishes.

Close up of the FLW Taliesin chair

Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln Wright, June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 projects, which resulted in more than 500 completed works.

American architect Frank Lloyd Wright played a leading role in transforming the practice of architecture early in the 20th century. Trained as an engineer at the University of Wisconsin, but strongly drawn to architecture, he began his career as an architect in Chicago, working in the offices of Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan. At the age of 29 he set up his own practice and began work on a number of residential projects, chiefly in the Oak Park area of Chicago. These “Prairie Houses,” designed in the early 1900’s, are characterized by their use of natural materials – stone, brick and wood. Their low elevations, and gently sloping roofs create a strong horizontal emphasis.

Wright claimed to build “organic” architecture that seemed to grow naturally out of the surrounding landscape. He believed the internal space, furnishings and decorative details of a house to be intrinsic to its architecture. Many of his projects incorporated site specific furniture and fittings. These unified projects were intended to possess a natural “organic” beauty that would promote the life of the human spirit. Instead of walls, furnishings were often used as spatial dividers, thereby creating more open interiors and a sense of flowing space.

Wright’s preoccupation with geometric forms and intersecting planes in his architecture, led him to develop a similar style for furniture. For example, a series of metal desks and chairs designed for the Larkin Building in Buffalo, New York, were designed to be functionally and visually unified with their surroundings. They were also among the first metal items for indoor use that did not mimic wood. The chairs were made of painted steel with leather upholstered seats and rigidly geometric backs with square perforations. In addition to furniture, Wright designed stained glass windows, ceramics and glass, metalwork and textiles. Wright’s work became distanced from its Arts & Crafts origins as he began to explore the structural and decorative potential of industrial concrete blocks which he used in the design of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and four houses in Los Angeles.

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