FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT. The Seat of Genius. Chairs: 1895-1955
Frank Lloyd Wright designed well over 200 different chairs, most for limited production, some for mass production, and others as unique, individual works. Following his organic principles, Wright designed his chairs to serve the contextual unity of the site, its purpose, and client needs, while maintaining a strict integrity of materials, forms, and craftsmanship. The chairs can be seen as metaphors for his buildings: diverse, organic, and in their originality, reflective of his genius.These exquisite chairs are illustrated and discussed, many photographed in the settings for which they were designed. Penny Fowler, administrator of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's Fine and Decorative Arts Collection, discusses Wright's contribution to the art and design of chairs. Mary Ann Eaton reflects on her life as a resident of a Frank Lloyd Wright home.