Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

Barrel Chair 606

Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

Barrel Chair 606

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100% Made in Italy. Chair with curved back, in natural cherrywood, cherrywood stained walnut or stained black. Seat with polyurethane foam padding. Leather or fabric upholstery.
In 1937 Wright was called by his friend Herbert Fisk Johnson to design the administrative headquarters of his company in Racine, Wisconsin. Here, in 1939, one of the most famous and futuristic buildings ever designed by Wright was inaugurated. The Johnson Building is a true masterpiece, and the company (which later became Johnson Wax) was justly proud of it. Johnson asked Wright to design also his private residence nearby. Wright called it “Wingspread House”; a central body from which four wings extend, one destined to parents, one to children, one to guests and one to servants (as in great manor houses). For this house Wright, adapted a barrel-shaped chair, designed in 1904 for the house of Darwin D. Martin in Buffalo, that he had also used in Taliesin House. This version is smaller and narrower than the first. American cherry wood frame. Seat padded with expanded polyurethane foam. Leather or fabric upholstery.

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Dimensions L54 P55 H81 HS48 cm
Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright
Structure Schema FLW100


  • LEATHER QUALITY: 0,8 - 1 mm thick, natural grain
  • CHROMAGE TOP: high thicknesschrome manual brushing and metal
F. L. Wright


F. L. Wright


A doctor can bury his mistakes; an architect can only instruct his client to cover them with creepers.

Charismatic, elegant, eccentric, an authentic genius, the American Frank Lloyd Wright enjoyed a long, full-fledged career: he developed more than thousand designs of houses, buildings, churches, schools, libraries, bridges and museums, and also furniture pieces, lamps, table furnishings, fabrics and graphic arts. The mainstays of his architectural style are an absolute quest for simplicity – beyond all ornaments – and his relationship with nature, a source of inspiration in both form and choice of materials.

An architectural design that seeks its resolution in a complete harmony of lines and spaces, later celebrated all over the world as “organic architecture”. Wright was profoundly tied to his country, the new world, and to the American pioneer spirit. This is why he chose not to seek his inspiration in the architectural traditions of old Europe, but rather in Japanese, Oriental and Indo-American forms. And while Europe was celebrating the advent of industrial materials, Wright preferred the natural qualities and authenticity of wood, declaring: “For man, wood is universally beautiful. Man loves the close bond he has with wood, and he wants to feel it in his hands, pleasant to the touch and to the eye.”