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Crate and Barrel releases range inspired by the work of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright

Crate and Barrel releases range inspired by the work of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright

The Modern Praire range encourages being at home with nature

The Anaise on Cane Bed from Crate and Barrel
The Anaise on Cane Bed from Crate and Barrel

American architect Frank Lloyd Wright has inspired the autumn-winter range for furniture store Crate and Barrel.

The modern architect had a distinctly American style and designed numerous iconic buildings in the country, including the Fallingwater residence, which is now a museum, and an actual museum - the Guggenheim in New York.

Designers for Crate and Barrel, which has stores in Dubai, including at Mall of the Emirates, used warm woods and natural materials to bring the outdoors in and creating harmony between humanity and the environment.

Colours are neutral and rooted in earthy tones, such as browns and warm amber, with pops of ochre and materials focus on cane, wood, and leather.

Overall, there's restraint in ornamentation and an organic palette of colour and materials.

What would Frank think? The US architect and designer Wright, who died in 1959, designed hundreds of homes and public pavilions during a storied career that saw him adopt a philosophy called organic architecture.

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