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As the season of giving begins, our hope is that you consider purchasing gifts from Taliesin. In addition to giving a unique Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired item to someone special, when you purchase from us, proceeds come back to preserve Taliesin.
Help us ensure that Taliesin remains an experience to enjoy for generations to come. Thank you for your continued support and have a wonderful holiday season!
—Suzanne Powers, Gift Shop Manager
Imperial Hotel Pillow
Add an architectural flair to any room with the Imperial Hotel Pillow, featuring Wright’s renderings, a plush grey velvet backing, and detailed embroidery.
This pillow is inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. He began working on this project in 1913 and the completed hotel opened in 1923. The landmark served as an architectural icon for decades, during which time it survived several earthquakes until its demolition in 1968. Fortunately, the main entrance and hotel lobby were preserved and reconstructed in 1968 at the Museum Meji-mura, in Japan.
Storer House Pillow
Add a touch of elegance with this embroidered pillow, featuring Wright’s design for the textile blocks on the Storer House.
When Wright came to Southern California in the early 1920s, he began working in a design language very different from his previous projects. Like so many before and since, Wright was eager for a new start in the golden state. In January 1923, Wright opened up a small office in West Hollywood and began taking on commissions, including four houses to be constructed solely of geometric cast concrete blocks. This work gave new life to the humble concrete block with decorative bas-reliefs and a new building system he called “textile block construction,” a reference to his idea of weaving concrete blocks on the warp and weft of reinforced steel, forming an interlocking system for the “fabric” of the house. By using hand-cast blocks using raw materials found on the property, he blended the house with the color and form of the trees and hillside.
The Robie House Mini Lightbox
Gift Wright-inspired glow this holiday season!
This laser-cut lightbox celebrates Wright’s art glass designs for the Frederick C. Robie House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1908 Prairie-style masterpiece. The home includes twenty-nine unique glass designs featuring abstractions of Midwest foliage and grain shafts.
Taliesin II Floor Lamp
An ultra-luxe Christmas tree for the mid-century minimalist! This tree-inspired floor lamp was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his own home, Taliesin.
In 1933, when Frank Lloyd Wright converted the original gymnasium of his Hillside Home School into a theater, he designed rectangular light boxes with plywood shields to be suspended from the ceiling.
These pendants proved to be a lighting innovation, providing comfortable indirect light. As a result, Wright had a standing floor lamp fabricated for use in his own home, Taliesin.
Wright’s design is inspired by the movement of trees. Branches, in the form of wooden boxes, emerge from the tree’s trunk. Wooden shields resembling leaves, filter and diffuse light. The red accents resemble blossoms.