This design is inspired by the 20th-century American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is part of ACME Studios’ unique Frank Lloyd Wright collection. The design of ACME Studios Playhouse rollerball has silver line work accents on a black background that are reminiscent of the windows in the child’s playhouse designed by Wright for Avery Coonley. Wright’s Coonley House in the suburbs of Chicago – representing balloons and confetti in a Fourth of July Parade. This Frank Lloyd Wright rollerball displays one of the influential architect’s designs on the chromed barrel of the pen while being decorated with colored enamel. More details on ACME Studio Playhouse Rollerball – Frank Lloyd Wright – Black:
- Dimensions: 5.5″ x 0.8″ x 0.8″ inches
- Weight: 1 lbs (est)
- Material: Metal, Colored Enamel
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.