Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian Storage Box Ottoman
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was America's pioneer of modern architecture, whose influence on European modernists and generations of US architects has been incalculable. He broke with Victorian tradition about 1900 to create the Prairie Style, the origin of millions of modern American house designs. He brought Organic Architecture to fruition in the 1920s-30s, basing structures on natural forms and producing buildings -- like "Fallingwater" in Pennsylvania and the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan -- that are at one with their outdoor environments. A brilliant designer of furniture, textiles, stained glass, and interior detail, he always presented his clients with a completely integrated concept, from the building itself right through to the light fixtures and the rug patterns.
Copeland Furniture is the exclusive licensee of Wright's furniture designs. Each piece of Frank Lloyd Wright® Furniture by Copeland is named after the house for which he designed it, and bears Wright’s signature, date of manufacture, and a unique serial number.
Wright always believed excellent design should not just be for the wealthy, but also for the middle class, and the Usonian Storage Box Ottoman belongs to his coordinated design series begun after WW2 to realize that idea. "Usonian" is a 19th century term for people and things from the United States -- U
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Wright's Usonian Storage Box Ottoman is just what it says: a sturdy, confident-looking square storage box which is also a modern ottoman suitable for resting tired feet, or for casual sitting. It's the exactly-right proportions that tell you it's Wright (no pun intended): instead of making the storage ottoman a simple cube, he gave it aesthetic verve with the slightly smaller base, and providing a cushion of complementary thickness. It makes all the difference. The Usonian Storage Box Ottoman is 16.5" square, and is constructed using expert joinery techniques in cherry, available in a choice of finishes. There is a generous range of choices for the cushion's fabric cover.
- Clean & contemporary design
- Available in your choice of cushion upholstery & finish
- Crafted from solid cherry hardwood
- Suitable as a seat or footrest
- Hidden storage compartment under cushion
- (1) Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian Storage Box Ottoman
- Overall: 16.5"w x 16.5"d x 19"h