Steelcase and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation have joined forces to relaunch the iconic pieces developed by the renowned architect many decades ago.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Racine Collection reintroduces, reinterprets and reimagines the classic furniture designs of Wright, which were originally produced by Steelcase for the SC Johnson Administration building in Racine, Wisconsin in 1939.
“From its beginnings more than 80 years ago, Steelcase’s relationship with Frank Lloyd Wright has helped to revolutionize design for work,” said Meghan Dean, general manager, ancillary merchandising and partnerships at Steelcase. “Now, we continue that mission into the home, as there’s never been a better time to revisit design principles that have always been ahead of their time.”
This collection translates Wright’s aesthetic for today’s work life, with new desk sizes that feature broader dimensions and proportions. For one desk, for example, designers got rid of the cutouts and redesigned the filing system to work as a monitor stand. Its height was increased, and a range of customizable options and sizes are offered. For the chair, they created a woven textile that resembles the original, but also is sturdier for commercial settings.
The collection features an expanded material palette to provide more design choice, as well as new colors. The original collection was offered in maroon. Now, it comes in either obsidian black, warm white or burnished bronze.
The collection includes an 84-inch signature desk for $9,750; a smaller writing console at $2,610; and a lounge chair for $2,609, among others.