Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is recognized worldwide as one of the greatest architects of the twentieth century.
Wright created spaces for living and applied his design expertise to everyday objects within those spaces. He skillfully harmonized relationships between his architectural designs and their interwoven elements, often adapting motifs that echo patterns taken from nature or the geometry of his buildings. The Dana-Thomas House lamp art glass design that this tile is based upon typifies Wright’s adroit coupling of these elements. The geometric abstract pattern of the lamp’s art glass incorporates nature’s autumnal colors. When lit, the room is filled with a warm glow.
For over 20 years, the artisans at Motawi Tileworks have hand-crafted art tile in their Ann Arbor, Michigan, studio. These distinctive tiles are known for their rich glazes and and uniquely American designs, inspired by nature, art and architecture. Unlike mass-produced tile, the unique design, beautiful craftsmanship, and affordability of Motawi tile allows people to own and enjoy real art, which won’t go out of style and will last for generations.
Polychrome tiles have many colors separated by a tiny ridge of clay and are made by pooling the glazes with bulb syringes into the areas delineated by the tiny ridges of clay.
On the back you will find the Motawi Tileworks stamp, the signature of the tilemaker and a notch for hanging
Actual tile size: 7-13/16" square.
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Made in Ann Arbor, Michigan