Architectural Stained Glass Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Example

Frank Lloyd Wright was a genius, but he worked far in advance of the technology that would make his design work more practical.

His architectural use of stained glass, for example, was aesthetically pleasing and a signature component of his designs, but today thanks to breakthroughs in materials, mass marketing, and efficient production techniques, nearly everyone can have stained glass the world-renowned architect would have loved.

Inspired by the pioneering work of master architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Portland, Oregon-based producer and purveyor of architectural stained glass, Esthetic Accents, has made Wright's vision available and affordable to homeowners, builders or developers throughout the world.

Those familiar with the Frank Lloyd Wright style will appreciate the attention to detail, the organic look and feel of the glass Esthetic Accents brings to market. The company that has led the way to the mass customization of architectural stained glass lives by the words of the master architect. In fact, He might have been describing Esthetic Accents philosophy when he said: “Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders' spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to environment, married to the ground. The architect should strive continually to simplify; the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty.” The use of stained glass is in keeping with Wright’s approach. As Wright said, “True ornament is not a matter of prettifying externals. It is organic with the structure it adorns.”

Many of Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous houses were graced with stained glass panels bearing his trademark geometric, Native American and Asian-inspired designs. Esthetic Accents provides the variety of styles, looks, shapes and sizes that Wright insisted on. There was only one way in which Wright’s designs could be improved upon: making them more durable. Thanks to breakthroughs made possible by new advances in technology, architectural stained glass can now be made with zinc beveling rather than less durable lead, and can be tempered and electroplated in large quantities, quickly, efficiently, and affordably.

Frank Wright believed that stained glass was not just something one should see only in churches. It was something to be lived with, providing a look that added light and color to any living space. Architectural stained glass is sturdy, decorative, and practical. Its uses are many and varied, indoors and out: doors, windows, shower enclosures, hot tub privacy panels, railings, skylights, kitchen cabinets, privacy windows, bathroom sidelights, room dividers -- all can benefit from the use of durable, tempered stained glass. Thanks to Esthetic Accents, all of these are now realistic design choices that are perfect for a home, yard, and even for commercial applications.

Mary Spear, co-owner and founder of Esthetic Accents, said, “People who love Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass can now enjoy the beauty and the effect of the Wright style with practical and affordable stained glass designs that he inspired. He may be gone but it is almost as if he were in the world again.”

600450 Architectural Stained Glass Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Example
Date: 11 June 2005

See more news about:

See more from these topics:

Others also read

Strasbourg Minster (France) was fitted, on the occasion of its 1000th anniversary, with an imposing modern church glazing from Saint-Gobain.
The reason the glass industry is so broken up is because each category takes years of experience and training to learn, then people choose to become professionals and get jobs in their field to better their careers.
The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass recently received a National Leadership Grant for Libraries; Collaborative Planning Grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to help conserve and digitize the Whitefriars Collection of stained glass cartoons.
Our Etched Glass are tailored to your individual requirements, with a sophisticated range of fixtures and fittings giving you complete freedom of design.
Results challenge classic theories of glass transition behavior. - Fact or fiction? Stained glass found in medieval cathedrals becomes thicker at the bottom because glass moves over time.
St. Joseph Ministries Architectural Stained Glass has released its fall and winter class schedule which includes a holiday workshop featuring creation of a stained glass Nativity set.

Add new comment