Armchair and Ottoman from the Robert D. Winn House
Design Date 1950
Designer Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959, American)
Media pine with cloth upholstery (upholstery not original)
Dimensions 29 1/2 x 33 x 24 3/4 inches
Wright’s home for Robert D. Winn is one of four he designed for a cooperative community called Parkwyn Village. The walls for all four homes were constructed of inexpensive 12 x 16-inch modular concrete blocks accented with mahogany trim and—for the Winn house specifically—a large, curved wall of windows overlooking the landscape.
With their block construction and heated concrete floors, Usonian houses like these were meant to be affordable to middle class families, in part by relying on the homeowners and community members to aid in building the homes. Wright’s furniture designs for the Winn house mimic the modular nature of the exterior concrete blocks.
ON VIEW in Frank Lloyd Wright Inside the Walls in Temporary Gallery 12
Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Accession Number 2004.1952–1953
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