Frank Lloyd Wright, American, (1867-1959), architect
Sconce, c. 1908
Bronze, frosted glass globe, mica
7-1/4 x 9 x 11 in.
Museum Collection, 5501.12-13
Photographer: Philip MrozinskiWright's desire to create a harmonious, unified architectural scheme including site, building and interior led him to design a variety of interior furnishings and elements. The architect incorporated this light fixture into a number of early architectural commissions, including the Coonley, Robie, and Meyer May houses. This example is from Wright's remodeling of his Oak Park home and studio in 1911. When lit, the pattern on the top of the bronze fixture casts a shadow of geometric design on the adjacent wall and ceiling.