Constructed from a single piece of folded plywood, the iconic Taliesin 1 armchair was created by famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright for his home-studio and winter home “Taliesin West” in 1949. It wasn’t until 1986 that the chair was made available to the public, yet the production ceased in 1990 as it was considered too innovative for the public’s taste.
30 years on and in partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Italian furniture house Cassina has updated FLW’s design in preparation for this remarkable relaunch. The angled components and the complex geometrical structure are still there to ensure the stability of the chair, while a more reclined backrest and a thicker padding promise extra comfort for modern users. Taliesin 1 will be available in a wide range of colours and finishes, with three special shades — burgundy, navy and teal — paired with matching short-haired leather upholstery available as limited editions to celebrate the relaunch of such a heralded design classic.