High-end furniture brand Cassina recently introduced an updated take on Frank Lloyd Wright’s bit of leisurely form, the Taliesin 1 armchair.
The legendary architect created the Taliesin 1 in 1949 for his Arizona home; furniture to populate the natural house, as it were. Italian company Cassina was the first to release a version of the design for mass production in the late ’80s, and recently reintroduced the remarkable geometric chair for the first time in 28 years.
The Taliesin 1 is built from just a single piece of folded plywood. It is available in the original beech plywood with cherry veneer, but customers can select between natural or a black oak stain for the modernist seating apparatus. Customers can select from a more contemporary take on the chair: dark blue, petrol green, and burgundy are available, and may be more decor-friendly options.
Cassina partnered with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to reintroduce the angular chair, so devout fans of the architect can be sure the piece honors Wright’s legacy.
The reborn and still relevant Taliesin is limited to just 450 examples.