Frank Lloyd Wright, American, (1867-1959), architect
Weed Holder, c. 1890-1900
James A. Miller and Brother Company, manufacturer
28-1/2 x 5 in.
Gift of Dr. A.L. and Beatrice K. Burdick, 1996.01
Photographer: Philip MrozinskiWright's concept of organic architecture led him to design furnishings for the interiors of his buildings. Wright designed this vase to hold dried prairie grasses. It demonstrates the beauty of simple, minimally adorned, natural materials. The vase was fabricated by the James A. Miller and Brother Company of Chicago. Wright praised Miller for an “intelligent pride in his material” and stated that as a result of this collaboration he “fell in love with sheet copper.”