International Decorative Art

Armchair and Ottoman from the Robert D. Winn House

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

Markings unmarked

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2004.1952–1953