Celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright
Today we’re toasting the birthday of American architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright, born in 1867. Happy birthday! (Wright would have been 143, though he died in 1959 at age 91). Arguably the greatest American architect of all time (so named by the American Institute of Architects), Wright’s 70-year career led him to design more than 1,000 buildings, including homes, offices, churches, bridges and much more.
Wright’s influence continues to leave its mark. And in honor of FLW (and because we like lighting around here), I wanted to highlight a few fixtures on Lumens.com to show how far that inspiration goes. The Fusion Collection by Murray Feiss, for example, exhibits both Asian and Mission style influences. And the geometric patterns seen in the stems and across the shades are based on Frank Lloyd Wright designs.
Charming and simple, these pieces emphasize the distinctive horizontal lines and craftsman appeal that are the tenants of this style of design.
The Prairie Ceiling Fan by Period Arts Fan Company was inspired by the windows Wright designed for his 20s and 30s architectural projects. While most Victorian glass artists used vibrant, colorful glass, Wright’s take on stained glass was to use subtle variations in translucency—mostly clear and white class punctuated with highlights of color. While understated, the simple beauty of the glass is a nice shout-out to these legendary designs.
Click here to see all of our Prairie and Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired lighting. And happy birthday, Mr. Wright!