Frank Lloyd Wright–Inspired Art Tiles
These period-inspired, handcrafted tiles make ideal accents.
Motawi Tileworks makes handcrafted tiles for residential and commercial installations, specializing in Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, and midcentury-modern aesthetics. In addition to their own unique designs, Motawi is licensed to produce art tiles based on the works of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and artist Charley Harper. New to the collection is the 8-in. by 8-in. Prairie Butterfly tile shown here, based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Butterfly Chandelier designed for the Dana-Thomas House. The art tiles are ideal accents for the equally beautiful field and trim tiles in Motawi’s collection. The Prairie Butterfly tiles are available in period-inspired blue and green hues and cost $130 each, which seems like a bargain for such an iconic historical design.
—Maureen Friedman, contributor
From Fine Homebuilding #292
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