Side Chair

Frank Lloyd Wright American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

This version of the slant-back side chair is an early variation of what would become one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most notable designs. This chair may have been one of ten that Wright made for his home and studio in Oak Park, Illinois, between 1899 and 1904. The distinctive form, with diagonal back panel, planar construction, and strict geometric elements, adheres to the principles of his Prairie School Style architecture. Wright designed several similar chairs for roughly contemporaneous commissions, including the Francis W. Little House in Wayzata, Minnesota. The living room from the Little house is on view in the American Wing (gallery 745).

Side Chair, Frank Lloyd Wright (American, Richland Center, Wisconsin 1867–1959 Phoenix, Arizona), Oak, American

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.