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The Kaufmann Office, Frank Lloyd Wright, 1935-37

We are delighted that members of the V&AAF were able to generously support the conservation and display of the Kaufmann Office (1935-37)

Designed by renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, for his most distinguished patron, department store owner Edgar J. Kaufmann (1885-1955). One of the most important twentieth-century objects in the V&A’s collections, it is unusual in that it retains all of its original woodwork, furniture, carpets and textiles.

As well as providing vital conservation work, this support will also enable the V&A to place the office on permanent public display in the V&A East Storehouse – a purpose-built home for the V&A’s collection being created in Stratford, east London. The Storehouse will open-up the V&A collection as never before bringing constellations of ideas and objects together and sharing them with brand new audiences.

Office, panelled room designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Pittsburgh, USA, designed 1935-1937, constructed 1937
©Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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