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Prairie School, a Chicago bar design inspired in Frank Lloyd Wright

If you’re a Frank Lloyd Wright work fan, this article is for you? He designed some of America’s most iconic architecture projects, and now you can drink a cocktail in Prairie School (Chicago bar design inspired in his work), and pay a homage to his legacy!


upholstered bar stools at Prairie School


The bar takes its name from the Japanese-influenced Prairie School aesthetic, which Wright made popular in the Midwest and specifically in Chicago, where he aimed to make structures in harmony with the Midwestern prairie landscape.



Modern bar stools at Chicago Prairie School


Rugo Raff Architects vision had dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows for a proper job of showing off the intimate interior, where striking frosted art glass in the entryway complements the palettes of Josef Albers-influenced carpet accents. A 13-seat white oak bar is the centerpiece, of course – an unabashedly midwestern focal point that gives the prairie landscape its due reverence.


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bar design ideas with modern chairs


bar design ideas with modern chairs


The savvy bar design is also in the beverage details. Mugs commissioned from Los Angeles-based ceramic artist Phil Kim are paired exclusively with the refreshing whiskey highball. Wright’s influence lingers here as well – order the signature cocktail Falling Water to not only enjoy the surprisingly pleasant plum brandy and coffee combination but also to reminisce about a storied icon.

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The bar lounge seating design has attracted the attention due high-backed Moore & Giles leather couches, stools, and chairs, and a Donald Judd-inspired white oak, rose mirror and flagstone bar.


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Written by Joaquim Sousa

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