The Chicago bracelet was inspired by one of America’s most celebrated architects, Frank Lloyd Wright. In his 70 year long career, Wright became known for his philosophy of “organic architecture”, creating buildings that were in harmony with their surroundings. He designed buildings holistically, creating the external design as well as details such as furniture, stained glass and cutlery.
He is attributed with being a leader of the Prairie School Style, the first architectural style that was wholly American. He designed the Robie House in Chicago which is seen as the quintessential example of this style. The home was finished in 1910, complete with Wright-designed windows, lighting, rugs, furniture and textiles.
Width: 8 mm
One of the defining details of the Robie House is the I-shaped beams that held most of the building’s weight. This removed the burden from the exterior walls which could feature additional doors and art-based windows. Frank Lloyd Wright’s decision to leave the steel beams exposed was novel and illustrated the harmony between function and aesthetics. We have replicated these I-beams along the edge of our 8mm Chicago bracelet.
Made in USA.