This set of four sandstone coasters were adapted from the textile blocks of Frank Lloyd Wright's southern California houses: Barnsdall House, Ennis House, Freeman House, and Millard House.
Each coaster measures approximately 4 x 4 inches and is backed with cork.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is recognized world-wide as one of the greatest architects of the twentieth century. His work heralded a new thinking in architecture, using innovation in design and engineering made possible by newly developed technology and materials. His creative ability extended far beyond the border of architecture to graphic design, furniture, art glass, textiles, and decorative elements for the home.
Frank Lloyd Wright designed well over 4,000 leaded glass windows and doors for over 150 of his buildings. Wright also created art glass designs for doors, skylights, back-lit ceilings panels, table lamps, and wall sconces. The famed "Tree of Life" art glass pattern is found in several variations in Wright's Darwin D. Martin House. The four-pot variation is found on the central landing of the Martin House stairway. This unique window has a commanding presence when viewed from either the first floor entry hall, or the second floor hallway.
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