The Prairie School was the first attempt to develop a purely American style of architecture that did not borrow design elements and vocabulary from Europe. Horizontal lines, low slung elevations, hipped roofs and use of indigenous materials are characteristics often found in Prairie Style architecture. Our River Forest Chandelier, inspired by a 1916 Frank Lloyd Wright dining room fixture, illustrates the use of horizontal lines. Our Prairie View Exterior Lantern adopts the roof lines found on many Prairie Style buildings. And our Studio Lantern was inspired by Wright and Elmslie original Prairie Style lights.
Prairie Style architects often created elaborate designs for stained glass windows and Prairie Style light fixtures using motifs or abstractions from nature, such as a leaf, shaft, flower or tree. Similarly, our Prairie Sunrise Series of light fixtures features an abstract sunrise or overlay pattern.