THE UNKNOWN CRAFTSMAN: CREATING, AND RE-CREATING, FURNITURE DESIGNED BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

In the early 20th century, some architects designed not only homes for wealthy clients but also furniture, stained glass windows, rugs and carpets, lighting, and even china and silver service. Frank Lloyd Wright is perhaps most well-known, not only for his distinctive design sensibility, but also for his exacting standards. Wright’s iconic barrel chair was built for the house of Darwin Martin in Buffalo, NY. The original chairs were built in Milwaukee by the Matthews Brothers Company Furniture. The craftsmen there, now nameless, used their experience and skill to make Wright’s conceptual drawings into high-end masterpieces. Alan will share the story of how he studied not only the chairs, but also the history of furniture making and the Martin House, in order to learn the old masters’ woodworking techniques necessary to recreate these works of art. - See more at: http://www.wisconsinhumanities.org/calendar/event/788#sthash.xpNCmgid.dpuf
In the early 20th century, some architects designed not only homes for wealthy clients but also furniture, stained glass windows, rugs and carpets, lighting, and even china and silver service. Frank Lloyd Wright is perhaps most well-known, not only for his distinctive design sensibility, but also for his exacting standards. Wright’s iconic barrel chair was built for the house of Darwin Martin in Buffalo, NY. The original chairs were built in Milwaukee by the Matthews Brothers Company Furniture. The craftsmen there, now nameless, used their experience and skill to make Wright’s conceptual drawings into high-end masterpieces. Alan will share the story of how he studied not only the chairs, but also the history of furniture making and the Martin House, in order to learn the old masters’ woodworking techniques necessary to recreate these works of art. - See more at: http://www.wisconsinhumanities.org/calendar/event/788#sthash.xpNCmgid.dpuf
In the early 20th century, some architects designed not only homes for wealthy clients but also furniture, stained glass windows, rugs and carpets, lighting, and even china and silver service. Frank Lloyd Wright is perhaps most well-known, not only for his distinctive design sensibility, but also for his exacting standards. Wright’s iconic barrel chair was built for the house of Darwin Martin in Buffalo, NY. The original chairs were built in Milwaukee by the Matthews Brothers Company Furniture. The craftsmen there, now nameless, used their experience and skill to make Wright’s conceptual drawings into high-end masterpieces. Alan will share the story of how he studied not only the chairs, but also the history of furniture making and the Martin House, in order to learn the old masters’ woodworking techniques necessary to recreate these works of art. - See more at: http://www.wisconsinhumanities.org/calendar/event/788#sthash.xpNCmgid.dpuf
In the early 20th century, some architects designed not only homes for wealthy clients but also furniture, stained glass windows, rugs and carpets, lighting, and even china and silver service. Frank Lloyd Wright is perhaps most well-known, not only for his distinctive design sensibility, but also for his exacting standards. Wright’s iconic barrel chair was built for the house of Darwin Martin in Buffalo, NY. The original chairs were built in Milwaukee by the Matthews Brothers Company Furniture. The craftsmen there, now nameless, used their experience and skill to make Wright’s conceptual drawings into high-end masterpieces. Alan will share the story of how he studied not only the chairs, but also the history of furniture making and the Martin House, in order to learn the old masters’ woodworking techniques necessary to recreate these works of art. - See more at: http://www.wisconsinhumanities.org/calendar/event/788#sthash.xpNCmgid.dpuf
In the early 20th century, some architects designed not only homes for wealthy clients but also furniture, stained glass windows, rugs and carpets, lighting, and even china and silver service. Frank Lloyd Wright is perhaps most well-known, not only for his distinctive design sensibility, but also for his exacting standards. Wright’s iconic barrel chair was built for the house of Darwin Martin in Buffalo, NY. The original chairs were built in Milwaukee by the Matthews Brothers Company Furniture. The craftsmen there, now nameless, used their experience and skill to make Wright’s conceptual drawings into high-end masterpieces. Alan will share the story of how he studied not only the chairs, but also the history of furniture making and the Martin House, in order to learn the old masters’ woodworking techniques necessary to recreate these works of art. - See more at: http://www.wisconsinhumanities.org/calendar/event/788#sthash.xpNCmgid.dpuf

Join Alan Anderson at Taliesin's Hillside Theater for a fascinating evening. This event is made possible by a collaboration with the Wisconsin Humanities Council’s statewide initiative, the Working Lives Project and Taliesin Preservation Inc.

In the early 20th century, some architects, including Wright, designed furniture, stained glass windows, rugs and carpets, lighting, and even china and silver service. Alan will share the story of how he studied the history of furniture making and the Martin House, in order to learn the old masters’ woodworking techniques necessary to recreate these works of art.

Where: 
Taliesin - Hillside Theater