Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

Coonley 2

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Frank Lloyd Wright Coonley 2 FLW106 Zoom

Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

Coonley 2

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100% Made in Italy. American cherry wood frame, natural or lacquered. Seat padded with polyurethane foam, leather or fabric upholstery. Available also with low backrest.
History
The high back chair (“Robie1”) was made for the house that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for Frederick C. Robie between 1908 and 1910 in Chicago. Considered one of the most important buildings in the history of American architecture, this house is emblematic of the “Prairie House” by Wright. The chair on the right (“Coonley2”) was instead designed for the Avery Coonley House in Riverside, Illinois, between 1907 and 1908. The Coonley House represents the other extreme of Prairie Style: while the Robie House is compact, modular and symmetrical, the Coonley is tortuous, asymmetrical and picturesque. The line of the two chairs is similar: simple, solid and proportional with a plank back; similar models are also found in other famous buildings designed by Wright from 1902 onwards. American cherry wood frame, natural or lacquered. Seat padded with polyurethane foam, leather or fabric upholstery. Also available with lower backrest (h.70 cm.).

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Dimensions W44 D47 H94 HS45 cm
Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright
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Structure Schema FLW106
F. L. Wright

Wright

F. L. Wright

(1867-1959)

A doctor can bury his mistakes; an architect can only instruct his client to cover them with creepers.

Charismatic, elegant, eccentric, an authentic genius, the American Frank Lloyd Wright enjoyed a long, full-fledged career: he developed more than thousand designs of houses, buildings, churches, schools, libraries, bridges and museums, and also furniture pieces, lamps, table furnishings, fabrics and graphic arts. The mainstays of his architectural style are an absolute quest for simplicity – beyond all ornaments – and his relationship with nature, a source of inspiration in both form and choice of materials.

An architectural design that seeks its resolution in a complete harmony of lines and spaces, later celebrated all over the world as “organic architecture”. Wright was profoundly tied to his country, the new world, and to the American pioneer spirit. This is why he chose not to seek his inspiration in the architectural traditions of old Europe, but rather in Japanese, Oriental and Indo-American forms. And while Europe was celebrating the advent of industrial materials, Wright preferred the natural qualities and authenticity of wood, declaring: “For man, wood is universally beautiful. Man loves the close bond he has with wood, and he wants to feel it in his hands, pleasant to the touch and to the eye.”