Franklin Lloyd Wright Globes Collection

Logos of the Franklin Lloyd Wright Foundation and Replogle for the Franklin Lloyd Wright Collection page

The Frank Lloyd Wright Globes Collection by Replogle

Frank Lloyd Wright Globes are made by Replogle, who has been officially licensed to manufacture them according to interpretations of the drawings and designs of the renowned architect. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the Franklin Wright globes support the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s conservation and education programs.

Black and white photo of Frank Lloyd Wright for the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection globes page

The namesake of the Frank Lloyd Wright Globes Collection

Wright developed his own style, which became known as the Prarie School, a style which Replogle interpreted in several of its globes, i.e. The Wright Globe.

Considered the greatest architect of the 20th century and the greatest American architect of all time by many. He designed numerous iconic buildings such as Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum. He perfected “a distinctly American style of architecture that emphasized simplicity and natural beauty in contrast to the elaborate and ornate architecture that had prevailed in Europe,” according to biography.com.

Upon perusing the Frank Lloyd Wright Globes Collection, the same could be said for them. Simplicity and natural beauty predominate in the globe furniture, a classic beauty that is gorgeous in its lack of ornamentation, like an oak beam that has been stained to emphasize its natural grain as opposed to being sanded down and painted over.

The namesake of the collection, Frank Lloyd Wright, was a famous architect who had designed over 1,000 structures in a span of 70 years. His design concepts were quite ahead of their time. He believed in what he called organic architecture – architecture that was in harmony with humanity and the environment.

“I would like to have a free architecture,” Wright wrote. “Architecture that belonged where you see it standing and is a grace to the landscape instead of a disgrace.”

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Header photo attribution: Statue on a corner of the north (Chicago Avenue) side of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Oak Park, Illinois

Attribution: John Delano of Hammond, Indiana