Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Chairs

“Art for art’s sake is a philosophy
of the well-fed”….Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959)

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) one of the 20th century’s great architects, and my favorite, not only designed houses in what is known as the Prairie Style, but he also designed all the furniture that he put into his houses.   In this post, I am just concentrating on some of his chair designs.  These are all photos that I took today at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC of the FLW chairs that are on view in MMA’s new American Wing.

Armchair Frank Lloyd Wright (American, Richland Center, Wisconsin 1867–1959 Phoenix, Arizona) Date: ca. 1902–3

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has often been said by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see…
Frank Lloyd Wright

side chair (1899-1904)

Frank Lloyd Wright Side Chair (American, Richland Center, Wisconsin 1867–1959 Phoenix, Arizona)
Enamelled steel, with walnut arms and wool and cotton upholstery (re-woven after the original); white plastic feet are later additions.
Grand Rapid, MI (1937-1939).  Chair designed for his Johnson Wax building.

You might like to visit my Frank Lloyd Wright Board on Pinterest.

2 thoughts on “Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Chairs

    1. I think he did put them in most of his houses. When he designed private homes, he often designed the furniture, too. He designed all the furniture for his Johnson Wax Building in Racine, WI. He once even designed a dress for the hostess to wear to go with his house.

      There’s a story (these stories may be aprocryphal) that at a dinner party with his table and chairs, when he sat down on his chair it fell over. I think it was that chair with the very high back.


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