David Bayne, Conservator, New York State Bureau of Historic Sites
Frank Lloyd Wright is infamous for uncomfortable furnitue; the chairs he designed for the Darwin Martin House in Buffalo are classic examples. In contrast, the chairs at Schuyler Mansion tell a story of grace and comfort. Where might we be if he had learned his lessons during a field trip to Schuyler Mansion in Albany?
IMAGE: Johnson Wax Company Chair, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), c. 1938, manufactured by Steelcase Corporation, Grand Rapids, MI, photo by Michael Koryta and Andrew VanStyn, Director of Acquisitions, Conservation and Photography at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Florida