May 23, 7:00-8:30 pm
Frank Lloyd Wright ushered in Modernism when he turned away from traditional stylistic forms towards geometric abstraction. However, the modern world we live in now lacks the visual energy and expressivity of his designs. S. Lloyd Natof asks, “What happened?”
In Reading Wright: Curious Furniture, Compelling ideas, Natof reveals the design principles underpinning of Wright’s work and explores what was lost when Modernism became shorthand for uniformity and simple organization.
S. Lloyd Natof, furniture designer, woodworker, educator and Wright’s great-grandson, has a unique
perspective on Wright’s furniture. Using models, images and comparisons to contemporary designs, Natof will illustrate the ideas that animates Wright’s work. Natof’s studio is located in Oak Park, Illinois.