About the DesignerFrank Lloyd Wright
United States (1867 - 1959)
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was one of the most prolific and influential architects of the 20th century. From his early Prairie Style homes, to the sculptural curves of the Guggenheim Museum in New York he defined a North American style of architecture which was rich in emotion and sensitive to its surroundings. One of the founders of modern architecture in North America, Frank Lloyd Wright embraced the use of new technology, materials and engineering to create some of the 20th century's most influential and iconic buildings. At 18, Wright enrolled to study engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison but, desperate to pursue a career in architecture, he dropped out and moved to Chicago where he quickly found work with the architectural firm of Joseph Lyman Silsbee. The 1906 Robie House in Chicago was Wright's most mature expression of the Prairie Style of architecture.
Working from Mr. Wright's original drawings from 1907, Copeland Furniture began manufacture of the original, un-built design of the Boynton Chair in 2007. These chairs were not built as drawn, probably because of the compound curve in the back. The chairs that were built have flat back panels that are closer to vertical. Each piece bears a unique serial number, its date of manufacture, and the signature. These chairs look beautiful with the Dana-Thomas Grand Extension Table or Extension Table.
- E.E. Boynton House collection
- Material: Solid hardwood
- Compound curve in the back
- Flat back panel
- Made in the USA