Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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Paul Ringstrom
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by apprentice John Covert Watson (1956)

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Interesting. Looks like Watson picked more from Lautner and Dyson than Wright.

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architect: Arthur Dickey, supposedly an apprentice but not on John Geiger's list.

https://www.startribune.com/it-s-still- ... sh=true#16
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New message to: dyepourtradingco

Why do you claim Frank Lloyd Wright designed this chair, when you (and any informed buyer) knows that he didn't ?

Wright's only interaction with Steelcase came in 1937--far from the "beginning of his career"--and not as an employee (of course) but as the designer of the Johnson Wax Administration Building and as specifier of furniture made by Steelcase.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steelcase

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Reply received from the vendor:

New message from: dyepourtradingco Top Rated Seller(208Turquoise Star)

Thank you for your concern on my listing I was informed that Frank had these chairs size redesigned to fit as a side chair to all the desk in the building The original chairs were too large in his mind and had them sized down to his dimensions redesigning the " side chair to their steel case desk they had designed for the building this was a special chair the side chair it's small now That's what I was informed I am not a specialist this concerns me I will change my listing and thank you for your research I will look into this further perhaps the architectural archives thank you again these chairs at this price are a very good deal just the way they are I'm not trying to steal anything from anyone just find a good home for these rare pieces thank you again these chairs are sold as is to be refurbished by their new owner in their new wonderful home I am a big fan of Frank Lloyd wright it's a shame what has become of some of his properties he worked on I think I'll make a hobby of it 🤠

My response:

Thanks for your reply. Your research will reveal that Wright did no designs for the Westinghouse company. A resource that you may find at a larger city library is the three-volume work published by Taschen in 2009, "Frank Lloyd Wright--Complete Works." It is unfortunate that the name Frank Lloyd Wright is worth money to vendors; you are far from the only seller to incorrectly attach his name to goods for sale, misinforming others about the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and clouding a correct account of history. Best wishes.

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Interior design by Arata Endo ?

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Carl D. Gilmore (an associate of Alden Dow) designed this home.
https://photos.metrotimes.com/this-3-67 ... n-arbor-56

Obituary of the original client: https://obits.mlive.com/us/obituaries/a ... =191415900
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