These pieces form part of a new range of FLW furniture we designed. They have the typical Wright use of flat surfaces, but what makes them is the stylised designs on the doors. The design was inspired by a FLW chair, and it works remarkably well on larger scale furniture. Shown with a matching Wright style mirror frame above. These designs also adapt easily to bathroom vanity units, as we've shown on another page in this section.
Wright was ever an artist, so we tried to incorporate something more artistic into the designs. 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.. 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 artistic 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 cut-out from the doors, they can look equally good if applied to the doors, especially for the colour versions. They are shown a range of muted more pastel Arts & Crafts to more contemporary colours.
The above built-in sideboard & wall unit furniture drew their inspiration from Wright's Bazett-Frank house & those close in style to it. All the pieces were in a mid toned oak. Lots of flat surfaces, with horizontal banding, vertical stripes on the doors, pierced frieze on the wall unit, mission handles, etc all established the look. A matching oak skirting board runs around the room. The sideboard has a black stone top but it could be oak. Above this was a wall mirror, & to it's left a wall cupboard, all linked horizontally with a top shelf & pierced stepped cornice. The shelf above the mirror also incorporated 2 down spotlights to light the user, the spots being hidden behind the pierced cornice. The pierced cornice could also have had coloured glass behind it for another interesting effect.