Midway Gardens Chime
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 borders of architecture to graphic design, furniture, art glass, textiles, and decorative elements for the home.
This wind chime design was adapted from a chair back designed for the Midway Gardens; an extraordinary, city-block-sized cultural and entertainment complex in Chicago that Frank Lloyd Wright designed in 1913. The site was enhanced by unique art glass, murals, and handsome over-life-size sculptures. The site with its multiple restaurants, cabarets, band stands, indoor and outdoor seating was very popular and was demolished in 1929, due to the stock market crash and resulting downturn in the economy.
Approx Dimensions: L: 12" x W: 3" x H: 36"