These earrings are inspired by the window design in the Currier Museum of Art’s Zimmerman House, a masterful Usonian house, designed by famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. These earrings are based on the design for concrete block windows which run horizontally across the house’s façade. The block itself is a graceful exercise in proportional relationships, measuring two feet by two feet with a one-foot by one-foot central glass pane.
Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1867, and Taliesin, Wright's home, studio and country estate, is located in the hilly Driftless Region of southwestern Wisconsin near Spring Green. Wright's “Prairie style” became the basis of 20th-century residential design in the United States, and his furniture, art, and writing was crucial to twentieth-century architectural development and has a profound influence on the decorative arts to this day.
- Solid brass with hematite electroplate finish
- Glass beads
- Posts are plated hematite
- Hangs approximately 1.25"
- Square is about .75" on the diagonal
- Gift box with information card