Designer Jared Fanning, whose work includes illustrations (see the chair above), maps and a wonderful collection of posters using quotes from Frank Lloyd Wright (below) shares his ideal home work space. He and his wife, a photographer, have joined the growing number of people embracing a more fluid worklife – one that would allow them to work from a tent or a beach house.
I’m a designer and my wife Jess is a children’s photographer. We have a one year old daughter and a super mutt named Wrigley. (A very un-creative name for living in the Chicago area, but it’s too late too change it now!) We live in the western suburbs of Chicago, and love the midwest. We are just a few miles away from Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio in Oak Park, IL. Our ideal work space would definitely be influenced by his prairie-modern style – local materials, plenty of natural light and a fireplace to get us through these cold Chicago winters.
Above: Marden House by Frank Lloyd Wright
We also like a lot of the mid-century designers (Harper, Girard, Lustig and Ray and Charles Eames) - their sense of modern design mixed with delight & whimsy, especially now with our one-year old daughter, is really fun to explore. Jess recently painted these Alexander Girard inspired nesting dolls for her nursery. The pottery is a custom (pink!) Teco Pottery from our friends at PrairieMod, the Girard blocks were a gift from House Industries and I made the pink sun artwork.