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Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is an internationally celebrated architect and widely considered to be America's greatest. He amazed the world with his architectural ingenuity and designs. His vision encompassed the buildings and residences he designed as well as their landscaping, art glass, furniture, lighting and floor coverings - to create the unified whole.
The Obelisk designer globe is an adaptation of a Frank Lloyd Wright vase design developed in 1929 for Leerdam Glassfabrik in Germany. The Obelisk stand is made from solid maple and cherry hardwood to create this stunning 2-tone effect. At an impressive 50" (127cm) in height this is one of the tallest globes available to create the biggest possible impact.
The globe ball itself is part of the World Classic collection from Replogle World Globes, LLC. The map shows up-to-date cartography by Kevin M. Dzurny and has clear political boundaries with over 4,000 place names. It also features raised relief, revealing the world's main mountain ranges in a tactile way. The globe ball and metal ring rest on "ears", allowing a gyromatic movement enabling you to view this globe from all angles.
Each Obelisk globe is made by hand with care and pride, in Chicago, USA by carpenter Henry Krasuski. Because of the care and attention devoted to this model, only a small number of Obelisk globes are made each year, making this model rare as well as beautiful. Some assembly required.
This collection by Replogle globes is inspired by Wright's unique and timeless interior home designs. Replogle Globes and the FLW Foundation meticulously reviewed more than 100 of the architect’s drawings and designs to select five unique examples that would be given a new lease of life as fine globes.
Dell Torgerson, Replogle’s product development manager, explains: “each globe’s design is exact to Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs. Each piece matches identically the dimension and geometry of the furniture that it is based upon. The richly stained maple and oak wood species used in the wooden stands were carefully chosen to replicate the Prairie Period. Every stand, like every globe it holds, is a hand-made work of art.”
For over 80 years, Replogle Globes has been manufacturing high quality traditionally-made globes from its base in Chicago, Illinois.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is a global forum for multi-disciplinary discourse about the future of the built and natural environments, promoting education, scholarship, design and research. Through programs designed to educate, inspire and motivate diverse audiences, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation advances dialogue and action to improve the quality, longevity and conservation of the built and natural environments while preserving the works and philosophies of Frank Lloyd Wright for the benefit of future generations. Wright established the Foundation, headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., in 1940 to be the repository of his life’s work. The Foundation owns and operates: Taliesin in Spring Green, Wis., and Taliesin West in Scottsdale (Wright’s own homes and studios); the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture; and the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives. Both Taliesin and Taliesin West are National Historic Properties and are on the United States World Heritage Tentative List. More information about the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is at www.franklloydwright.org
|Ball Diameter||40.5cm (16")|
|Globe Width||53.5cm (21")|
|Globe Surface Material||Traditional Paper Gores|
|Meridian Material||Brass Effect Metal|
|Base Material||Solid Maple and Cherry Hardwood|
|Raised Relief||Yes, Textured Mountains|
|Brand||Frank Lloyd Wright|
|Cartography Style||Political Mapping|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|
|Delivery Weight (kg)||15|