Frank Lloyd Wright Chose Cork Floors too!

3 11 2008

“Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity.”

–Frank Lloyd Wright

We are all familiar with Frank Lloyd Wrights‘ most famous architectural designs like Fallingwater and the Guggenheim. He designed hundreds of famous structures and enabled the evolution of modern architecture.

What does Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy have to do with Wicanders Cork Oak Flooring you ask? Well, one of the most famous concepts he developed was Organic Architecture.  This idea of promoting harmony between people and nature sounds pretty familiar doesn’t it?

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Organic Architecture reminds us (surprisingly enough!) of Wicanders Cork Oak Flooring. Combining nature with sustainable design is what Wicanders does so effortlessly. Not only does the design of Wicanders flooring feel pure and natural, but it is beneficial to two environments; the natural environment in which the Cork is harvested, and the environment in which Wicanders’ flooring is installed. In Portugal, the generations of families who have nurtured the cork oak trees in the Montado forests rely on them for their livelihood, and never harm the trees during the harvest process. And by choosing Cork Oak floors, we are providing a safe, healthy, comfortable, and sustainable environment for those we love. Frank Lloyd Wright would be proud.

Oh, and the best part…Frank Lloyd Wright was a fan of cork- not only did he use cork in his home and studio, but he also used Cork Floors in his most famous design, Fallingwater.

We believe Nature’s architect would be proud…both of Frank Lloyd Wrights’ vision, and other architects who have been pioneers in Organic Architecture. It’s just what nature intended!

Born of nature, and fashioned for living. What a unique idea…

Team Wicanders

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3 11 2008
Frank Lloyd Wright Chose Cork Floors too!

[…] Frank Lloyd Wright Chose Cork Floors too! […]

4 11 2008
Pune Architects

By the look of it sure does look harmony between people and nature..altough very good concept

11 11 2008
Cheryl

Why did I choose cork? For many reasons….

The cork is in my kitchen, but if I could afford it, I’d have it in all our rooms.

We choose cork for the following reasons: durability (two kids and a dog in a high traffic area) Kitchens take a beating, and this one has it’s fair share. Although, cork will scuff – it hides imperfections beautifully. Because of the natural pitting, you can’t see the marks – if anything, it simply adds to the patina. If it begins to look too dull I simply bring up the shine.

I also choose cork because of its sound proofing abilitys (we have a suite downstairs), it is warm and comfortable underfoot, and it naturally repells dirt. It simply doesn’t get any better than that.

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