Cassina reissues Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin 1 chair - architecture and design

Cassina reissues Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin 1 chair



Frank Lloyd Wright's geometric Taliesin 1 armchair, which the American architect designed for his own home, is in production for the first time in 28 years.
Lloyd Wright designed the chair in 1949 for the living room of his Taliesin West home and studio in Arizona, where he lived until his death in 1959.
The piece wasn't mass produced until the late 1980s, when Italian furniture brand Cassina first released a version of it, but was discontinued shortly after in 1990 for being "too avant-garde".
However the Taliesin 1 armchair is finally back on the market, reissued by Cassina in partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
The chair is on sale in its original beech plywood form with a cherry wood veneer, which can be left natural or stained in black oak. Frank Lloyd Wright's Talesein chair is reissued in its original beech-plywood form, which can be left natural or stained in black oakAlthough he is mostly renowned for his "organic" architecture, Lloyd Wright created numerous furniture designs in the early part of his career.
The complex angled structure of Taliesin 1, which ensures its stability, draws on his modernist architectural style. Constructed from a single piece of folded plywood, the chair has a characteristic "wooden origami" shape.
The armchair now has a slightly more reclined backrest and thicker paddingIn its latest iteration, the chair is updated with a slightly more reclined backrest and thicker padding, ...
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