Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most important American architects and while he is credited with creating the Prairie School style of design, he also developed the American Craftsman style. His love of “organic architecture” took on new meaning as he combined exterior architecture with the interior design. His foresight of living with organic design was ahead of his time.
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter “camp” as he referred to it. Located in Scottsdale, AZ, Mr. Wright named it “Taliesin West”. Taliesin West is quite an expansive group of connected buildings that served not only as his residence and studio during the winters, but also included is a large area for an apprentice architectural school. Taliesin West has a wonderful display of furniture and decorative arts personally designed by Mr. Wright. To quote Wright, “Taliesin West is a look over the rim of the world”. The view is spectacular. Don’t miss visiting Taliesin West if you ever have the opportunity. While in the area, hop on over and visit the two Phoenix area Brass Armadillo stores. You are likely to find craftsman and prairie-style furniture as well as decorative items.
For more in-depth about this famous architect, take a look at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at http://franklloydwright.org