What is truly amazing about Frank Lloyd Wright is not just that he was light years ahead in architectural design; but that he took responsibility of the whole space that he was commissioned to design. He would design everything from the furniture, fixtures, flatware and even the dress of Mrs. Kaufmann of the Fallingwater house. Correct me if I’m wrong.
I love the way he integrated the indoor furniture with the outdoors and although there was no regard for space economy, because he had tons of room, his process is inspirational. From the rock jutting out into the dining room to connect with the dining table and the hearth molded into the rock is truly amazing. And it forces you to become one with nature whether you like it or not. There is a ton written about Fallingwater. I mention it here because it’s become my inspiration for a commission I’m currently working on.
The only difference is that I must take into consideration the concept of integration, transformation and also space economy into consideration, because I’m working with a pre-existing space. No easy feat, but everything is possible. With the new condo lifestyle taking over here in Toronto, we are seeing more and more integrated furniture pieces, such as armchairs that fold out into a single bed. But sometimes it just not that simple. So I’m creating pieces of furniture that, for example, serve to store office supplies, books, folds out to a work table and can also be moved around. Pretty cool, if it works.
No, I can’t show you now because it hasn’t been presented yet, but if it gets approved, I promise to share.
Today’s phrase kid’s – integrated furniture.
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