International Decorative Art

Plates from Midway Gardens

Plates from Midway Gardens

Design Date 1914

Designer Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959, American)

Manufacturer Bauscher (1881–present), Weiden, Germany

Media ceramic

Dimensions Oval Plate: 1 x 7 x 4 1/2 inches

Covering a double city block, Midway Gardens was a multi-venue performance and dining space, with an open-air plaza where patrons could eat, drink and be entertained. Wright was commissioned to design the structure and all the furnishings and decorative elements from murals to napkins rings, a total work of art. He also designed the logo for the site and used it on the tableware. The square pattern on the border of the dishes was designed to mimic a similar border on tablecloths and napkins.

ON VIEW in Frank Lloyd Wright Inside the Walls in Temporary Gallery 12

Markings Bauscher mark on bottom

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2004.0322; 2013.0652