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Frank Lloyd Wright

Wright was born on June 8th, 1867 in Richland Center, Wisconsin, USA. Before his birth, his mother was determined that the child she was carrying would become the greatest architect of all time. A teacher herself, she discovered the Froebel system of education, known as the “kindergarten gifts”, according to which a child was taught to draw using basic geometric shapes and forms. His father was a preacher and musician and taught his son to listen to music as “an edifice of sound”. At the age of twenty he ran away from home and travelled to Chicago in pursuit of architecture, where he discovered the work of Adler and Sullivan, applied for a job, and worked directly under Louis Sullivan for nearly seven years. In 1893 he established his own practice. His work in and around Chicago from 1893 to 1909 heralded a new concept in architecture. The “Larkin Building” and “Unity Temple” saw innovations in design and engineering, made possible by the technology and materials of the twentieth century. By means of reinforced concrete, glass, steel, sheet metal and the cantilever (a support moved in from the edge), he developed an architecture in which the reality of the building was the space within. This evasive element - almost mystical by nature - of liberated interior space, is the pervading quality in everything he built. In 1932 Wright and his wife Olgivanna founded the Taliesin Fellowship, a school of architecture at their own home. Soon came the famous commissions for Fallingwater and the Johnson Wax Administration Building. As his work increased so did the power of his creative genius. There seemed to be no end to the variety of forms, ideas, shapes, spaces, concepts and innovations that poured forth from him. He left behind him a group of people dedicated to the conception of organic architecture: drawing upon the people of the Taliesin Fellowship, he established the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, which continue to preserve and safeguard the work, archives and principles of this great Master.

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601 ROBIE 1 Chair - Cassina

601 ROBIE 1 Chair by Cassina is a chair with high back designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1908 for the Robie House (Chicago, IL), this chair was re-edited by Cassina in 1986.
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605 ALLEN Table - Cassina

605 ALLEN Table by Cassina designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1917 for the Allen House (Wichita, Kansas), this table was re-edited by Cassina in 1986 and included in the “Cassina I Maestri” Collection.
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606 BARREL Small armchair - Cassina

606 BARREL Small armchair by Cassina is a small armchair designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1937.
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607 TALIESIN 1 Small Armchair - Cassina

607 TALIESIN 1 Small Armchair by Cassina is an origami in wood, emblematic of Frank Lloyd Wright’s design maturity and ever-surprising aesthetic code, this armchair was created in 1949 for Taliesin West, his home-studio in Scottsdale, Arizona, today the headquarters of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
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614 COONLEY 2 Chair - Cassina

614 COONLEY 2 by Cassina is a chair with high backrest, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
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615 HUSSER Table - Cassina

615 HUSSER by Cassina is a table, designed in 1899 by Frank Lloyd Wright.
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623 LEWIS COFFEE TABLES Small table - Cassina

623 LEWIS COFFEE TABLES by Cassina is a small table designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, available in two sizes and in different finishing.
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625 BOYNTON HALL TABLE Console - Cassina

625 BOYNTON HALL TABLE by Cassina is a rectangular console designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
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