Wright Makes Right
Since snagging the imprimatur of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Copeland Furniture's factory has been humming with reproductions from the architect's Prairie period.
Mark McMenamin -- Interior Design, 1/1/2012 2:00:00 AM
Since snagging the imprimatur of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Copeland Furniture's factory has been humming with reproductions from the architect's Prairie period. Then the manufacturer moved on to his own Wisconsin residence, Taliesin, with a single design, an ottoman that doubles as storage when you remove the cushion. Next, seizing on the popularity of all things mid-century, come pieces from his Usonian houses, designed from 1937 until his death in 1959.
The Usonian Occasionals collection replicates smaller pieces from a single 1948 house in South Bend, Indiana. A cocktail table, rectangular, and a side table, more or less square, share Wright's right angles and mortise-and-tenon construction. There's also a storage ottoman with a cavity deeper than the Taliesin version but similarly concealed by a cushion upholstered in a variety of Copeland fabrics or COM. Wood is Forest Stewardship Council-certified cherry, offered in six finishes and engraved with his signature and a serial number. Because his vision of Usonia hinged on affordability, pricing is particularly palatable. 802-222-9282; copelandfurniture.com.