Wright Now

€ 149.00 
SOLD OUT Our Wright Now throw blanket is the ideal gift for the mid-century modern or architecture buff in your life. Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the 20th century’s greatest architects, designed the colourful intersecting circles and squares as a rug for his modern masterpiece, the Hoffman House in New York. The rug was never made for that house, but after Wright’s death in 1959 his widow had it woven for their legendary home, Taliesin, in Wisconsin. It would look smashing hung on a wall like a fine tapestry.
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Fashion Footnote:  The Hoffman House was bought by fashion designer Marc Jacobs and his husband in 2019 for $9.2 million [€7.9 million].  Click here to see pictures of the spectacular property.

The 6000-square-foot modern masterpiece was built in 1954 for Austrian-born businessman Max Hoffman. He fled the Nazis to become the first importer and dealer of European luxury cars in the United States, including those from Porsche, BMW, Jaguar, and Mercedes. Hoffman also commissioned Wright to design his Jaguar Showroom on Manhattan’s Park Avenue. To the dismay of the architecture world, it was demolished in 2013.

Ireland has the distinction of being only the second country outside the USA to have a building by Frank Lloyd Wright. A house in County Wicklow was built in 2007 to one of Wright’s last designs which was commissioned in 1959 by a couple in Maryland. They encountered financial problems, and the plans sat unrealised until an Irishman contacted the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation – an organisation that protects the architect's work and legacy – and together agreed that the plans perfectly suited his site.

Wright forged a new way of thinking about architecture, using innovations in design and engineering made possible by newly developed technology and materials. His creative ability extended beyond architecture to graphic design, furniture, art glass, textiles, and decorative elements for the home. 

We are proud to offer one of his designs as a throw blanket. The Wright Now throw is particularly suited to hang on a wall like a fine tapestry. It has the brilliant detail and vibrant colour that can be achieved only by jacquard weaving. Eight miles of cotton [70% recycled] and more than 4600 individual threads are woven into every Wright Now throw blanket. They are easy care – machine wash and tumble dry.

Details & Care

Eight miles of 100% cotton [70% recycled] and more than 4600individual threads are woven into every Loominations throw blanket. Our throwshave the brilliant detail, vibrant colour, luxurious texture and exceptionaldurability that can be achieved only by jacquard weaving.

Our cotton is premium quality, colour fast, and pre-shrunk.

Measurement: 137 x 178 cm (54 x 70 inches)

Weight: 1.5 kg (2.5 lbs)

Care:  Machine wash in cold water and tumble dry oncool setting.