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Frank Lloyd Wright has long been renowned for his work in the
decorative arts as well as in architecture. For Wright, the two
were inseparable. Furniture, fabrics, tiles, glass and even tableware were all integral contributors to a building’s design. While
the entire building as a work of art was a widely shared ideal
among arts and crafts and modernist architects, few were as
prolific as Wright in a spectrum of media or as enduring in their
pursuit of innovation in the decorative arts. This was a commitment that would leave a lasting impact on the avant-garde in
the decades following World War I as well.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, one of the nation’s great centers for
the design and production of furniture during the late 19th and
early 20th centuries, is a fitting location to gain fresh insight on
Wright’s remarkable output in the decorative arts during this
year’s conference, Wright on the Inside.