These are some new FLW style wardrobes & bedroom furniture we designed. They have the typical Wright use of flat surfaces, but what makes them is the stylised designs on the doors & headboard. The design was inspired by a FLW chair, and it works remarkably well on larger scale furniture; it's surprising he didn't do this himself. We approached this design in the same way as CR Mackintosh approached some bedroom designs, especially for Hill House; namely 2 double wardrobes & bed integrated into a single look. There is access between the bed & robes. The headboard is one single panel, with a bedside shelf either side of the bed. The bed is a typical boxy un-fussy Wright style piece.
Wright was ever an artist, so we tried to incorporate something more artistic into the design. Below we've shown different colours options. The cut-out designs can be left as cut-outs, which looks very effective. But the cut-outs can also be backed in various ways to emphasis the shapes / colours more; for example painted, gold/silver/copper leafed, stained glass in a wide range of colours & textures, mirror, a lighter/darker wood, etc. etc.. The stylised designs would also work well as applied decoration to the painted versions.
The robe above is shown in a generic wood finish, you can choose oak or whatever wood you like when ordering. The robes are usually supplied with matching handles. The wardrobes are shown as a freestanding 2 door robe, but could be a 3 or 4 door robe, corner robes or built-in. The interiors can be fitted anyway you want. Made to order.
As well as the robes being made in an oak / wood finish, the typical FLW materials, we've shown lots of painted versions of the same. Wright worked with Gene Masselink on many artisitc pieces & works combining painted finishes with wood, to produce some very striking pieces. We just ran with the same ideas. As well as having the stylised designs as cut-outs from the doors, they can look equally good if applied to the doors, especially for the colour versions. The robes are shown a range of muted more pastel Arts & Crafts - early 20's colours.