Frank Lloyd Wright, born Frank Lincoln Wright, (1867-1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called "organic architecture". This philosophy was best exemplified by Fallingwater (1935), which has been called "the best all-time work of American architecture".
Wright was a leader of the Prairie School movement of architecture and developed the concept of the "Usonian home", his unique vision for urban planning in the United States.
His work includes original and innovative examples of many building types, including offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, and museums. Wright also designed many of the interior elements of his buildings, such as the lighting, furniture and stained glass.
Wright wrote 20 books and many articles and was a popular lecturer in the United States and Europe. His colorful personal life often made headlines, most notably for the 1914 fire and murders at his Taliesin studio. Already well known during his lifetime, Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as "the greatest American architect of all time."
Yamagiwa Corporation is one of Japan's major distributors and manufacturers of high profile lifestyle lighting products. Established in 1923, Yamagiwa has pioneered lighting design in Japan, and contributed to illumination around the world with their innovative, decorative and architectural products.
Yamagiwa have the exclusive world-wide rights to manufacture Frank Lloyd Wright's series of luminaires he designed throughout his vast and impressive career (1880's -1950's) as one of the world's most prolific architects.