One of the styles of stained glass that we specialize in is prairie style stained glass. Inspired by the works of Frank Lloyd Wright, our prairie style stained glass adds beauty to any Kansas City home. Clean lines, simple geometric shapes, and warm earth tones make these stained glass windows elegant and beautiful, which is why they’re one of our most requested stained glass styles.
In Kansas City, prairie style stained glass can be seen all throughout the various neighborhoods of the city, in churches, homes, and even commercial buildings. In fact, there are seven original Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in Kansas and Missouri, which is probably a good reason why the style has maintained popularity over the years.
History of Prairie Style Stained Glass
In fact, prairie style stained glass has been popular for decades, even since it was first invented by Frank Lloyd Wright. Today, Wright is regarded as one of the most prominent architects to have influenced the modern architectural landscape of America. Over the course of Wright’s career, he created over 1,000 architectural designs, and nearly half of the plans were fulfilled to completion and exist as actual structures today.
One of the most prominent defining elements of Wright’s buildings are prairie style stained glass windows. Inspired by the architecture of Japan, which included screens in many of its buildings, Wright called his stained glass windows “light screens” because of their ability to filter and soften light, and bring vibrant, warm colors into the room. Inspired by Japanese print art, Wright’s prairie style stained glass is characterized as having a “flat” appearance, and contains flat panes of color as well as thick leaded horizontal and vertical lines. The windows were designed to provide a connection to the outside world and open up houses to the beautiful Midwest landscape.
Our FLW Inspired Stained Glass
We strive to keep our prairie style stained glass to Wright’s vision. Our prairie style stained glass maintains the same authentic appearance of Wright’s stained glass windows, but is constructed using advanced engineering methods, including CAD programming and high powered construction equipment. We use this approach because it allows us to maintain the same look and feel, and capture a similar aesthetic to Wright’s works while also protecting the structural integrity of the stained glass.
Get Your Own FLW Inspired Prairie Style Stained Glass
Bring the beauty of prairie style stained glass to your Kansas City home. Call Kansas City Stained Glass today to schedule your free consultation appointment.