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Retail: Allen House (Wichita, KS) Planter Reproduction

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:59 am
by DavidC

Re: Retail: Allen House (Wichita, KS) Planter Reproduction

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:36 am
by SDR
Should I be puzzled to find no mention of the material this handsome planter is made of ?

S

Re: Retail: Allen House (Wichita, KS) Planter Reproduction

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:00 pm
by JimM
Stephan, the first pdf link mentions "reconstituted" stone (?)

Re: Retail: Allen House (Wichita, KS) Planter Reproduction

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:00 pm
by Roderick Grant
"Frank Lloyd Wright Collection" gives 28-pages of history of the manufacturer ... not all of which I read.
I suspect that even though reconstituted stone was originally made with mixing stone chips or dust with cement, it is probably now made with epoxy. Most likely the answer is tucked away in the 28-pages.
What I did not notice was a price list. Just hauling a thousand pound original scale planter would cost a lot.

Re: Retail: Allen House (Wichita, KS) Planter Reproduction

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:20 pm
by SDR
I'm having one of those days. A Kaiser online nurse insists that the My Doctor Online app page has a place to write in your request for the app. It doesn't---nor does the iPhone App Store page. Plenty of other apps Apple wants to provide, but no box to enter a search. Bizarre. I had to Google what I wanted . . .

S

Re: Retail: Allen House (Wichita, KS) Planter Reproduction

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:51 am
by DavidC

Re: Retail: Allen House (Wichita, KS) Planter Reproduction

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:06 pm
by Roderick Grant
Still no prices. That means they cost more than most people are willing to pay.

Re: Retail: Allen House (Wichita, KS) Planter Reproduction

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:57 am
by JimM
Typical vendor prices for Robie planter: Small/30" square/$1130, Medium/45" square/$1764, Large/60" square/$3084

Re: Retail: Allen House (Wichita, KS) Planter Reproduction

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:22 pm
by Stephen Cowdery
I've got a Nicols Bros. sprite and it is well made, the reconstituted stone is smoother and probably tougher than concrete.

They say is it suitable for outdoors, but I wouldn’t leave it outdoors if there was a chance of freezing.

Re: Retail: Allen House (Wichita, KS) Planter Reproduction

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:39 pm
by DavidC
HELLER HOUSE VASE - (1:00)


David

Re: Retail: Allen House (Wichita, KS) Planter Reproduction

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:38 pm
by Roderick Grant
The planters FLW designed are wonderful, but they need a more thoughtful approach to what is planted in them. A wad of flowers can look like a straw Easter hat ... with a price dangling from it, like Minnie Pearl's. Plants that dangle over the edge like nasturtiums or rosary plant tend to work better.

Re: Retail: Allen House (Wichita, KS) Planter Reproduction

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:16 pm
by SDR
It is possible to find photos of these planters in use as Wright's drawn images propose. A recent example is at the Martin house . . .

https://www.dlaplus.com/media/W1siZiIsI ... _House.JPG

Thumbing through the illustrations in "A Testament," there are more examples than one can shake a stick (or an iPhone) at. In all but one of these instances, the planters occur as pairs symmetrically placed; they include both built-in and bowl or dish types.


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