Motawi Tileworks Expands Frank Lloyd Wright Collection with New Prairie Butterfly Art Tile
ANN ARBOR, MI -- Motawi Tileworks (The Tileworks), located in Ann Arbor, MI, expanded its Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of handcrafted tiles with the release of 8- x 8-inch Prairie Butterfly ($130). Available in blue and green, the design is based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic art glass Butterfly Chandeliers for the Dana-Thomas House.
In 1902, heiress and social activist, Susan Lawrence Dana, commissioned Wright to perform a complete remodel of her family's home. The Dana-Thomas House is the largest collection of site-specific, original Wright objects and a unified statement of the Prairie School aesthetic. The Tileworks has been licensed to create decorative tile based on Wright’s work since 2009 and its Frank Lloyd Wright Collection currently contains 13 designs.
“To mark a decade of making decorative tile based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s visionary work is one of the great honors of my professional life,” said Nawal Motawi, owner and artistic director of The Tileworks. “Prairie Butterfly was an intriguing opportunity to present Wright’s design from a different angle than one would typically view the Butterfly Chandeliers. We are pleased to welcome this new art tile to Motawi Tileworks’ Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.”