About Max Hoffman Rug Candle Holder – Frank Lloyd Wright
This beautiful Coonley Playhouse Candle features a pattern inspired in a rug designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Max Hoffman’s home. The house is far from just any suburban Westchester County abode. and it was built by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1950s for Max Hoffman, an Austrian-born businessman who fled the Nazis to become the first importer and dealer of European luxury cars in the United States. The iconic house is located on the northern end of Manursing Island, in a gated community with 60 other private homes. There is also a wildlife sanctuary on the island, and Playland Amusement Park is nearby. The midcentury-style home was renovated in 1998, and it sits on 1.22 acres and includes five bedrooms and six bathrooms spread out over 5,700 square feet. Just recently, Wright’s iconic Max Hoffman house was purchased by the fashion designer, Marc Jacobs, for $9.17 million dollars. More details on Max Hoffman Rug Candle Holder – Frank Lloyd Wright:
- Dimensions: 5.5″H x 2.5″W x 2.5″L inches
- Weight: 1 lb
- Material: Brass, enamel, Battery operated tealight.
- Location: Max Hoffman House; built in 1950, in Manursing Island, in Rye, NY for Max Hoffman.
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About Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright was the leader of the Prairie School movement and his creative period spanned more than seventy years. Already well known during his life, he was recognized as “the greatest American architect of all time” by the American Institute of Architects in 1991, and he remains an influential figure to this day. The ever-inventive Frank Lloyd Wright attempted to keep his commitment to an “architecture of democracy,” by finding ways to incorporate the structure fully into its site in order to ensure a fluid, dynamic exchange between the interior of the structure and the natural environment outside. The implied message of Wright’s new architecture was space, not mass. In the late 1930s, he acted on a cherished dream to provide good architectural designs for the less prosperous people by adapting the ideas of his prairie houses to plans for smaller, less expensive dwellings with neither attics nor basements. These residences, known as Usonian houses became templates for suburban housing developments in the post-World War II housing boom.