Frank Lloyd Wright Coonley Playhouse Motawi Tile
In 1912, Avery Coonley commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design the Avery Coonley Playhouse in Riverside, Illinois as a place for his wife to educate neighborhood children in the Froebel kindergarten method. Wright themed his extensive use of art glass in the Playhouse to appeal to the children.
The art glass window designs, composed of bold geometry—circles and squares—in primary colors, appear to be influenced by Wright's affection for a parade. This decorative tile is an adaptation of one of the school's many art glass windows.
Dimensions: 3.8 x 7.8 inches
Tiles are 5/8 of an inch thick and have a notch at the back for display.
About Motawi Tiles
Motawi polychrome tiles are striking individual art pieces as much as functional tile installation accents, made by hand and with heart in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Motawi tile makers embrace variation and handmade beauty. The bold heft of each Motawi tile reveals serious craftsmanship, and time-honored hand-glazing methods produce a nuanced range of color with depth and translucence.
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