Top Ten Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Gift IdeasBy Diana Cook
Gift selection can be a tricky, arduous task. Fortunately for you, we’ve compiled a group of FLW based gifts with prices ranging from $7.95 to just under two hundred bucks – and guaranteed to delight the Frank Lloyd Wright groupie or architect fan on your list.
Falling Water by Lego
Plastic bricklayers of all ages can construct one of Wright’s most recognizable building, Fallingwater (Mill Run, Pennsylvania, 1936) in a Lego replica. The set contains 811 pieces, building instructions and exclusive historic archival material.
Lego Falling Water $99.99
Your gift recipient can tie one on in a glass tumbler displaying details from the Avery Coonley Playhouse Window (Riverside, Illinois, 1912).
Pair of Coonley Tumblers $20.00
These sparkly three dimensional danglers are inspired by motifs from early Wright houses. The intricate, geometric ornaments are made of silver-plated brass.
Set of Three Wrightcycles $85.00
Frank Lloyd Wright Color Book
Ready for coloring, cutting and display – these twenty-two Wright adaptations are inspired by various graphics from Liberty magazine as well as fretwork, carpets and art glass from Wright’s most celebrated designs.
Robie House Coasters
The perfect place to set your Coonley tumblers (or would that be overkill?) The sandstone with metal inlay coaster set includes four different designs adapted from Robie House motifs.
Robie House Coasters $44.00
Frank Lloyd Wright Marionette
Hand-made by a Wisconsin craftsman, and ready to spout some architectural wisdom, the Frank Lloyd Wright marionette will delight and amuse the aspiring puppeteers and probably creep out everyone else – yeah!
Robie Gate Tie
An abstract adaptation of the courtyard gate at the Robie House (Chicago, Illinois, 1909), this 100% pure silk tie is the perfect gift for the suit wearing FLW fan in your life.
Robie Gate Tie $40.00
Falling Water Jigsaw Puzzle
Reconstructing the most famous view of Falling Water with 1000 jigsaw pieces promises to be a challenge for kids and adults alike.
Falling Water Puzzle $18.95
Midway Gardens Chess Set
With pieces based on sculptures Wright created for Midway Gardens – the demolished structures live on to do battle on the chess stage. (Chicago, Illinois, 1913; demolished 1929).
Midway Gardens Chess Set $199.00