CHICAGO, Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago-based art and design studio IntoConcrete, Inc. has announced that its pieces are now featured in two of Frank Lloyd Wright's museum stores – Fallingwater and the Guggenheim. IntoConcrete's home accessories are works of modern functional art that are an ideal match for Frank Lloyd Wright's museum store collections.
"It is an honor to have our pieces represented in these landmark sites," explained Mario Guagnelli, IntoConcrete CEO and Co-Founder. "IntoConcrete products continue to be featured at other highly regarded modern museums, including the Denver Art Museum and Clark Museum, which is giving us increased exposure to discerning aficionados of functional art."
Since the company's founding, IntoConcrete's products have quickly become world recognized for their innovative use of a natural material and their cutting-edge design. That's why they are such an ideal match for Fallingwater, the iconic house literally built over a waterfall in rural Southwestern Pennsylvania. The structure Wright designed doesn't appear to stand on solid ground, but instead extends out over a 30' waterfall. When it was built between 1936 and 1939, it captured everyone's imagination, appearing on the cover of Time magazine in 1938. Fallingwater's beautiful expanses of concrete that feel at one with the lush surrounding forest surrounding and its sleek design provide a perfect backdrop for our Corvi Wine Cooler and U-Herb, which are available in the museum's store.
That inherent connection with nature is echoed in all of our works and is vividly displayed in the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The Guggenheim is an embodiment of Wright's attempts to render the inherent plasticity of organic forms in architecture. His winding pyramid broke away from traditional museum design, which led visitors through a series of interconnected rooms. In this revolutionary architectural setting, our concrete sketch pencils and mechanical pencils from 22 Design Studio are right at home in the museum store.
As Guagnelli states: "Having our pieces available in both of these museum stores reaffirms the work that our talented global team of designers and artisans is doing to elevate concrete – both the medium itself and the existing boundaries of its design - to the next level."
Chicago-based IntoConcrete is an art, design and innovation design studio whose mission is showcase the very best examples of modern design and artisan craftsmanship currently available within the realm of concrete. IntoConcrete.com seeks to present concrete as a fascinating material that can be crafted into virtually anything, resulting in beautiful, innovative and timeless designs. For more information, contact Trish Stukbauer by email or call 224.677.0009.
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