In honor of the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth this June, Schumacher and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation are launching a fabric collection inspired by the line that the renowned architect and his team designed for the fabric house in 1955.
Frank Lloyd Wright in the studio at Taliesin West, reviewing a selection of his designs for the development of the Taliesin Line of fabrics for Schumacher in the fall of 1955. Photo courtesy of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York).
Debuting in May 2017, the collection will consist of approximately 50 products—upholstery fabrics, sheers and decorative trims—that incorporate some of Wright's iconic prints, as well as designs developed from his personal sketches and drawings.
"We couldn't be more excited about this collaboration," said Schumacher's creative director, Dara Caponigro. "When I first laid eyes on the Frank Lloyd Wright designs in our archive three years ago, it was my dream to bring them back for everyone to enjoy. Anyone who loves design will appreciate their integrity and originality. They have Mr. Wright's indelible signature all over them and marry substance and style in a thoroughly unique way."
The collection will be sold to the trade online, at Schumacher showrooms and through designated Schumacher agents.