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This one-of-kind table lamp was fashioned from a hand-cast concrete block recovered from the restorations to Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House that followed a 1994 earthquake.  Commissioned by oil heiress Aline Barnsdall and completed in 1921, the Hollyhock House represented Wright's transition away from the "Prairie" style of preceding decades.  Principally used to ornament the Hollyhock House, such blocks would become the basis of the new construction system that Wright would employ in building his four 'textile-block' homes in Southern California in the '20s:  the Ennis, Millard, Samuel Freeman, and Storer Houses.  Reinforcing rods, cast inside the blocks themselves, were "woven" through the walls like threads on a loom.  According to Wright's grandson, the size of the blocks was "intended to be about what one person can lift without too much effort."  Mounted on Lucite.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT was born in 1867, in Richland Center, Wisconsin.  After college, he worked as chief assistant to architect Louis Sullivan.  Early on Wright founded his own firm and developed a style known as the Prairie school, which strove for an "organic" architecture in designs for homes and commercial buildings.  Over his career he created numerous iconic buildings, designing 1,114 architectural works of all types—532 of which were realized.  Wright created some of the most innovative spaces in the United States changing the way we build and live.  His career spanned seven decades and secured his cultural primacy.  He died in 1959.

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. – FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

Country of Origin – USA

Designer – FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT (1867-1959)


Height (in.) – 33.0

Width (in.) – 14.0

Depth (in.) – 11.0

Quantity Available – 1