Frank Lloyd Wright’s Designs Are Back In This New Furniture Collection


Dark-wood oval desk and chair set by Frank Lloyd Wright for Steelcase seen from above

Detail shot of a furnishing by Frank Lloyd Wright for Steelcase with red-wood and cream detailing

Chair designed by Frank Lloyd Wright with grey oval back and seat, white frame and walnut armrests.

Arizona’s original cult designer is back. Frank Lloyd Wright’s furniture designs have been given new life by Steelcase, with whom Wright collaborated back in the 1930s. Known as the Racine Collection, Steelcase’s latest drop will feature five office-friendly pieces: the original desk and chair Wright designed for the S.C. Johnson Administration Building in Racine, Wisconsin (albeit rescaled for a taller population), plus a desk, chair and lounge chair all inspired by Wright’s designs.

In these new pieces, look no further than the floating geometric planes and organic curves for evidence of Wright’s influence. The 1930s-era desk and chair are outfitted in the original “Racine Red” with maple or walnut veneers, while the reinterpreted pieces embrace a modern palette of cream, bronze, gray and black as well as four wood veneer options. The Racine Collection will be available through Steelcase in late January with plans for additional collections (including textiles and wallcoverings) in the works.