Easy chair
On View In:
Gallery 300
Artist:   Frank Lloyd Wright
Attributed to John W. John W. Ayers  
Title:   Easy chair  
Date:   c. 1903  
Medium:   Oak, plant fiber cushion fill, replacement cloth upholstery  
Dimensions:   30 x 31 11/16 x 26 11/16 in. (76.2 x 80.49 x 67.79 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of Ruth L. and Walter Swardenski  
Location:   Gallery 300  

Frank Lloyd Wright created this easy chair for a house he designed in Peoria, Illinois. Wright's client, Francis W. Little, became his close friend and financial supporter. A decade later, Wright built a second home for Little, overlooking Lake Minnetonka in Deephaven, Minnesota; the hallway from that house is displayed in the Ulrich Gallery of Architecture and Design at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Name:   Wright, Frank Lloyd  
Role:   Designer  
Nationality:   American  
Life Dates:   American, 1867-1959  
Name:   John W. Ayers, John W.  
Role:   Maker  
Nationality:   American  
Life Dates:   Chicago, 1890-1913  

Object Description  
Classification:   Furniture  
Creation Place:   North America, United States, , ,  
Accession #:   85.39  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts