Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is recognized world-wide as one of the greatest architects of the twentieth century. His work heralded a new thinking in architecture, using innovation in design and engineering made possible by newly developed technology and materials. His creative ability extended far beyond the border of architecture to graphic design, furniture, art glass, textiles, and decorative elements for the home.
Aline Barnsdall commissioned Wright to build one of his greatest architectural achievements atop a hill in Hollywood, the “Hollyhock House,” in honor of her favorite flower. The geometric pattern found in this product represents the design detail Wright used in four of the home’s adjacent living room sidelights. Aline Barnsdall asked that purple be used to match the color in Japanese screens she owned. The triangles that appear to dance around vertical stalks were designed to represent the flowers and leaves of the hollyhock plant. The Hollyhock House was one of the last structures in which Wright used art glass windows.
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Made of art glass.
L: 14" x W: 7.75"