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Desk and chair designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1936-39

This desk and chair was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the S. C. Johnson Administration Building, the headquarters of cleaning products manufacturer Johnson Wax.

Wright‘s furniture was part of an integrated architectural conception that he referred to as ‘Organic Architecture’. ‘It is quite impossible’, he wrote, ‘to consider the building as one thing and its furnishings as another’. Initial designs in heavy sheet aluminium and tubular aluminium were abandoned in favour of cheaper tubular steel.

Desk and Chair, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1936-39 (made)
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of S.C. Johnson Wax, in honour of the Hon. John J. Louis Jnr.
Museum number: W.7:1, 2-1992 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2010

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