Although best known for his ground-breaking architectural style, Frank Lloyd Wright strived to create complete environments so he was also known to design numerous interior details such as furniture and stained glass. In reference to architectural interiors, Wright stated that the “reality of a building is not the container, but the space within.” His interiors consisted of broad open spaces and he intentionally blurred the line between interior and exterior spaces, making them overlap and interact directly.
Wright was very passionate about having a hand in dictating the interior details, such as stained glass windows, furniture, lighting, textiles, carpet, and various accessories. He was known for integrating simple geometric forms arranged in complex patterns into just about every interior design decision. Wright’s interior design always focused on creating a harmonious balance with the architectural form of the structure itself and his simple, organic approach to interiors became known as “The House Beautiful” movement. Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, “The House Beautiful” began a whole new style of American living that emphasized spacious, yet intimate, comfort and functional ease.