This globe stand has been produced from a drawing found in the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation archives. It is a concept for one of the Prairie Homes that FLW designed in the early 1900s. The globe features a square yoke design, with the square theme carried through to the base. The FLW Foundation have commented that “The Frank Lloyd Wright Globe Stand is an actual reproduction and interpretation of Mr. Wright’s design and it turned out exactly as was originally intended, based on the drawing… and we are extremely pleased with the quality.”
Over the course of a career that spanned seven decades, Wright created over 1,100 designs, approximately half of which were realised. His projects ranged from residential homes to commercial buildings, recreational complexes, museums, religious houses, furniture, lighting, textiles, and glassware. Perhaps his most notable project was Falling Water (1938), a residential design in southwest Pennsylvania.
W57 x H97 x D57cm (Globe Diameter: 40cm)