The Wright Choices – Inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright

The 150th celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday seemed the perfect time to reflect on some of his special architectural gems. Arguably the 20th century’s most famed and followed American architect, Wright’s legacy is being celebrated in a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (June 12- October 1, 2017; moma.org).  Reflecting on the man, his projects and vision, we like to think that if Wright were specifying decorative plumbing fixtures today, he might have an affection for a number of the ROHL Collections.

Exterior of Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water

Fallingwater

The Italian made Lombardia® and Wave® Series’ might have found their way into Wright’s infamous Fallingwater, with its organic lines and jutting cantilevers or his Dana-Thomas house with its classic Prairie Period details.

ROHL Wave Lavatory Faucet

ROHL Lombardia Widespread Lavatory Faucet

Robie House

The ROHL Michael Berman Graceline® Series would be perfectly suited for the elegantly outfitted Robie House on the campus of the University of Chicago.

ROHL Michael Berman Graceline Lavatory Faucet

It was here where Wright named the third floor the “belvedere” –“the place in command of beautiful views”.

Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House in CHicago

Image courtesy: Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

Arizona Biltmore Hotel

To get a taste of Wright “living” visit the newly renovated Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix. It was built in Wright’s style by a protégé in 1929.

Exterior of the Arizona Biltmore Resort designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Image Courtesy: Arizona Biltmore Resort

Mid-Western Gems

Or stay at one of eleven properties recently opened for limited rentals including the Seth Peterson Cottage set on quiet Mirror Lake in Wisconsin,

Exterior of the Seth Peterson Cottage designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

the Elam House (one of Wright’s largest Usonian homes) in southern Minnesota,

Exterior of the Emil Bach House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Image courtesy: Emil Bach House

or the lovely Emil Bach House in Chicago.

Emil Bach House

However you do it, enjoy celebrating the spirit of the man who said “Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without necessities”.

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