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 Wrights 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 Wrights 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.