International Decorative Art

Stenographer Chair from Price Tower

Stenographer Chair from Price Tower

Design Date 1956

Designer Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959, American)

Manufacturer Blue Stem Foundry (1951-1985), Dewey, OK

Media aluminum with cloth upholstery

Dimensions 32 x 19 x 21 inches

Wright dreamt of building a skyscraper and eventually fulfilled his dream in the prairies of Oklahoma. Harold C. Price commissioned Wright to build the tallest building of his career—the oil company’s headquarters. Price Tower is a 19-story reinforced concrete structure finished in copper and gold glass. The building is composed of rotating geometric shapes with four fins that cantilever out from the central core. Wright used a series of triangles and squares in the floorplan, also used in the design of the chairs. The hexagonal backrest and seat are six triangles rotated and fit together.

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 2011.0149