FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT JOINS GIBRALTAR FURNITURE

 

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.

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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. http://www.gibraltarfurniture.com/frank-lloyd-wright-robie-house-vase.html

 

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. http://www.gibraltarfurniture.com/frank-lloyd-wright-allen-house-vase.html

 

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. http://www.gibraltarfurniture.com/frank-lloyd-wright-oak-park-studio-vase.html

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. http://www.gibraltarfurniture.com/frank-lloyd-wright-oak-park-residence-vase.html

 

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.http://www.gibraltarfurniture.com/frank-lloyd-wright-westcott-house-vase.html

 

 

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. http://www.gibraltarfurniture.com/frank-lloyd-wright-dana-house-vase.html

 

 

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. http://www.gibraltarfurniture.com/frank-lloyd-wright-heller-house-vase.html

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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.  http://www.gibraltarfurniture.com/frank-lloyd-wright-american-systems-built-houses-vase.html

 

 

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. http://www.gibraltarfurniture.com/frank-lloyd-wright-midway-gardens-sprite.html

 

 

 

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. http://www.gibraltarfurniture.com/frank-lloyd-wright-nakomis.html

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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.http://www.gibraltarfurniture.com/frank-lloyd-wright-nakoma.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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