A new exhibition at the Frederick C. Robie House, included with your tour admission.
The Trust’s new exhibition, Designs for Modern Living: Chairs by Frank Lloyd Wright, explores Wright’s early chair designs through several important examples, displaying these furniture masterworks against the backdrop of one of Wright’s most iconic buildings.
Bold, innovative and architectural, the chairs designed by Frank Lloyd Wright during his Chicago years stand as landmarks of modern furniture design. The chairs epitomize Wright’s concern for pure form, honest use of materials, and the complete integration of architecture and design. In accordance with Wright’s burgeoning philosophy of Organic Architecture, they reflect the period interest with the total design of interior space, a concept also favored by European and British reform designers such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffmann.
The exhibit features seven important chairs from the collection of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. Highlights include one of Wright’s dining chairs from his Oak Park Home and Studio (1895) and an Imperial Hotel “Peacock” side chair (Tokyo, Japan, c.1921).
Book a Robie House tour today to see the exhibition.
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Dining Room with chairs
Photograph by James Caulfield
Peacock Side Chair, Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, c.1923
Collection of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust