Article: FLW Foundation releases line of children's furniture

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Roderick Grant
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Too silly for comment.

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Really ? What I see appears well made, reasonably designed, and attractively finished childrens' furniture. Check out some of the companies' other offerings: the train table and an intriguing two-way cube chair ? And the idea of a child-sized Origami is one whose time has come . . . better late than never ?

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Very little adult-size Usonian furniture has been licensed, with the exception of the Origami chair.
Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

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Still awaiting evidence that the Origami Chair was ever touted, by its designer or first makers, as being able to be cut from a single 4 x 8 sheet of plywood. Here is apparent proof that this is possible---but scaled from Taliesin-sourced or Taliesin-adjacent drawings that have not themselves been "proofed."

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He actually did child-sized tables and chairs for the Coonley Playhouse. The chairs have piercings in back to tie cushions. One of them eventually came back to the house, and another belongs to the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

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Beautiful furniture but expensive..!!

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FLW also designed a highchair for the OP home.

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And a couple of chair "elevators" for Willits, as seen at left and right in this photo:

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But it's the later period where we've seen no childrens' pieces---that I can recall . . .

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SDR wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:28 pm
And a couple of chair "elevators" for Willits, as seen at left and right in this photo:


But it's the later period where we've seen no childrens' pieces---that I can recall . . .

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What a shot...!! So beautiful... Willits is one of my favorites of all time and could we say that Willits is the first true prairie style house..? right

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That's the way I see it. But others like Bradley and Hickox, or even Davenport, for that honor. We like categories; nature abhors them ?

Some versions of an original floor plan show the ceiling of that glowing terminus to the dining room with something like a diagonal-square laylight, presumably related to the ones over the dining table. In this photo, though, it couldn't be anything less than a big skylight ? Photos can lie, can't they . . .

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SDR wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:02 am
That's the way I see it. But others like Bradley and Hickox, or even Davenport, for that honor. We like categories; nature abhors them ?

Some versions of an original floor plan show the ceiling of that glowing terminus to the dining room with something like a diagonal-square laylight, presumably related to the ones over the dining table. In this photo, though, it couldn't be anything less than a big skylight ? Photos can lie, can't they . . .

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Well, Bradley has a static floor plan, is a compact house similar to Wright's home & studio. A lot of "boxes" inside the house. Is not a fluid space, heritage of the "modern" space and architecture.
Davenport..?? is a joke? . Is a vertical small box still.
Hichox.... well it approaches more, the dining room, living room and library is one big space related to the hall. A big terrace extends from the living room. All these in a cruciform-shape floor plan, the classical prairie style floor plan. To be honest, could be.... is it older than Ward Willits? right

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Because of the comparative designs, I would contend that Hickox must have preceded Willits, though not by much. Hickox is a "poor man's" DD Martin, while Willits is a "rich man's" Davenport.

SDR, the laylight at the end of the Willits dining room is not a fixture, it is the laylight for a skylight in the balcony off the master bedroom. There may be light fixtures in the well, however.

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Roderick Grant wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:12 pm
Because of the comparative designs, I would contend that Hickox must have preceded Willits, though not by much. Hickox is a "poor man's" DD Martin, while Willits is a "rich man's" Davenport.

SDR, the laylight at the end of the Willits dining room is not a fixture, it is the laylight for a skylight in the balcony off the master bedroom. There may be light fixtures in the well, however.
Hickox is a poor house compared with Ward Willits, but Architecture makes no difference between rich a poor people, men of course. The prairie styles principles are there and that's the important, the architecture, not its dress. Maybe Hickox is not very horizontal without those long overhanging roofs, but I think this could be the first true "prairie style" house.

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I agree, Juan. Yet even though Hickox is a more modest house than Willits, its design is also less advanced. Both are manifestations of the projects for Ladies Home Journal, two decidedly different designs.

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