Frank Lloyd Wright Table Runner
Frank Lloyd Wright was an influential American architect whose Prairie style design aesthetic had a lasting influence on modern home decor. His designs seamlessly combined function and art in nature to form what he would later refer to as “organic architecture,” his term for this philosophy.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings are renowned for their organic and minimalist style, but he also designed a variety of furniture and decorative items such as floor coverings, lighting fixtures and flower vases. He believed that furnishings were essential to the overall aesthetic of his projects and was meticulous in every aspect of a space.
Wright created a variety of pieces throughout his career, from high-backed chairs to sleek office desks. Many were heavy formal oak pieces reminiscent of the Prairie homes he designed in the beginning. But as his style matured over time, Wright experimented with more minimalist aesthetics and sleeker lines.
Tables were an integral element of Wright’s prairie home designs, often pairing a large wooden dining table with mounted glass lighting to create a comfortable and warm ambience for the room. For instance, Frederick C. Robie House in Chicago serves as one such example, featuring its large wood table surrounded by two sloping walls adorned with mounted glass light fixtures and finished off by its carved cypress ceiling.
In addition to his furniture designs, Wright was also renowned for creating innovative window and glass designs that showcased natural lighting. This was especially important in his apartment houses and group dwellings since he desired the spaces to be both spacious and functional.
This printed runner, inspired by the iconic art glass window design of Frank Lloyd Wright, perfectly blends form and function for an elevated tabletop presence. Inspired by ‘Water Lilies’ – an art glass window design which never materialized but remains one of his most memorable compositions – this neutral colored runner will add a subtle yet sophisticated touch to any decor.
This runner is crafted from 100% cotton jacquard fabric and measures 14″ wide x 72″. It has 1″ mitered hems for easy care; plus, it’s machine washable!
A portion of the proceeds from this runner will benefit the conservation and educational initiatives of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
In 1955, Wright signed a licensing agreement with furniture manufacturer Heritage-Henredon to bring his Prairie style to a wider range of middle class Americans. This resulted in the mass produced Taliesin Ensemble collection – now a beloved favorite among collectors.