|Frank Lloyd Wright
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|Frank Lloyd Wright originated the Prairie Style
which was part of the American Arts and Crafts movement. Frank
Lloyd Wright created the philosophy of "organic architecture,"
the central principle of which maintains that the building should
develop out of its natural surroundings. Among his fundamental
contributions was the use of various building materials for
their natural colors and textures, as well as for their structural
characteristics. His exteriors incorporated low horizontal proportions
and strongly projecting eaves. Wright was also influenced by
Japanese design. His first exposure was the imperial Japanese
exhibit at the Worlds Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.
In 1905 he visited Japan for the first time and was able to
study Japanese architecture. In 1895 Wright began designing
furniture as he developed his concept of a totally integrated,
harmonious interior. Wright is also known for the stained glass
windows in the homes he designed and their furniture. These
designs are the foundation for the Prairie style of the American
Arts & Crafts Movement.
beds are inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright with their tapered post
and you can see the Japanese influence in the in intricate slat
work of the head board. The throw at the foot of the bed is
a reproduction of a rug he designed for the Avery Coonley House
in Riverside, Illinois in 1906.