Very Rare Leather Sofa by Frank Lloyd Wright Imperial Hotel Tokyo Cassina, 1996 For Sale
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Very Rare Leather Sofa by Frank Lloyd Wright Imperial Hotel Tokyo Cassina, 1996

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Very rare Frank Lloyd Wright sofa that is no longer in production by Cassina! Now is your chance to get your hands on a genuine top quality leather Cassina example in great original condition. This sofa costed new over $20.000. Frank Lloyd Wright. Sofa designed for the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo 1916-1922. Manufacturer: Cassina. Imperial Tokyo re-edition in 1996 and only a few years in production. Base in stained walnut wood Removable black leather upholstery, the sofa can be totally dissembled for transport.

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  • Date of Manufacture
    1996
  • Period
    1910-1919
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Good original vintage condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, well maintained by previous owner, minor cracquele and user wear to the leather
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 31.5 in. x W 81.89 in. x D 35.44 in.H 80 cm x W 208 cm x D 90 cm
  • Seat Height
    18.12 in. (46 cm)
  • Seller Location
    bergen op zoom, NL
  • Reference Number
    LU93019509171
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About Frank Lloyd Wright (Designer)

Without question the greatest architect the United States has ever produced, Frank Lloyd Wright and his philosophy of “organic architecture” — of buildings that exist in harmony with their natural surroundings — had a profound influence on the shape of modern life. Wright gave us some of the most elegant and iconic structures in America: residences such as “Fallingwater,” in rural Pennsylvania, the Robie House in Chicago, and “Taliesin,” Wright’s own home; and masterful institutional structures that include the Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois, the Johnson Wax headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

     Whenever possible, Wright designed the furniture for his projects, to ensure an affinity between a building’s exterior and interior. Wright’s wooden chairs and tables for his “Prairie Houses” of the early 1900s have sleek, attenuated forms, influenced by both the simplicity of traditional Japanese design and the work of Gustav Stickley and other designers of the Arts and Crafts movement. For Taliesin and several residential projects, Wright designed severely geometric chairs that are marvels of reductivist design. He revisited many of these forms in the 1950s in furniture licensed to the firm Henredon, adding a decorative frieze-like element to the edges of tables and stools.

     The works on these pages also show how happily Wright embraced new forms and materials. His desks and chairs for Johnson Wax have a streamlined look and use tubular steel to the same effect as designer Warren McArthur, who collaborated with Wright in the interiors of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. For the Price Tower (1956) in Oklahoma, Wright designed angular wooden desks as well as upholstered pedestal chairs made of chromed steel — audacious furniture for his tallest completed building project. The beauty of Frank Lloyd Wright’s furniture designs is that while many of us wish we could live in one of houses, his chairs, tables, and sofas connect us directly to his architecture, and to the history he made.

Read more about Frank Lloyd Wright in Introspective Magazine

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