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.
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.
The ROHL Michael Berman Graceline® Series would be perfectly suited for the elegantly outfitted Robie House on the campus of the University of Chicago.
It was here where Wright named the third floor the “belvedere” –“the place in command of beautiful views”.
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.
Or stay at one of eleven properties recently opened for limited rentals including the Seth Peterson Cottage set on quiet Mirror Lake in Wisconsin,
the Elam House (one of Wright’s largest Usonian homes) in southern Minnesota,
or the lovely Emil Bach House in Chicago.
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”.