A unique opportunity for fans of Frank Lloyd Wright due to major on-site interior restoration work at the Darwin D. Martin House. Recognized as a masterpiece, bringing all elements of design together in architecture and furniture, the Martin House is a great Wright symphony. In every detail from landscape to dining room table the expression of aesthetic values comes into play when visiting this home and campus-like assemblage of buildings. A National Historic Landmark in a city celebrated for its architecture, understanding usually comes from the parts being seen together as a whole.
With great design, though, it is when we pull apart the elements and look at them on their own that we really appreciate their value. Examination of this selection of furniture, out of context, provides new appreciation. What would be, by any other designer/manufacture, an assemblage of dis-coordinate domestic fare, in Wright’s case they become exquisite sculptures.
All furnishings will be returned to the Darwin D. Martin House in September following the conclusion of the on-site work.
Exhibition overview from museum website