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More people are interested in buying locally made products than ever before. You can capitalize on many consumers’ return to local shopping by emphasizing that all components of your furniture are made in the United States, or in your town or area. The same applies to handmade goods. Individuals who are tired of mass-produced goods are often the same people who are interested in buying locally. Given this climate, it is a good time to start a handmade furniture business.

Artists turn Frank Lloyd Wright buildings into gorgeous screen-printed posters

The artworks are part of a pop-up exhibition at Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright, who would have celebrated his 152nd birthday tomorrow, is more than an architect—he’s a lifestyle brand; he’s an aesthetic; and he’s now the inspiration for some cool new posters.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation partnered with Spoke Art Gallery to curate a pop-up exhibition called “Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless” that will show in the architect’s Taliesin West home on June 15 and 16.

Poster of Frank Lloyd Wright architectureArtwork by Alison King courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Poster featuring FallingwaterArtwork by Francois Schulten courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

The exhibition will feature original artwork from more than a dozen artists who have depicted Wright’s buildings in the style of Works Progress Administration travel posters from the 1930s.

In one poster, artist Alison King renders Taliesin West in cutout form with a call to action: “Experience Fellowship at Taliesin West.” In another Rory Kurtz illustrates Taliesin East awash in twilight. The bold, graphic images features will all be screen-printed and for sale with prices starting at $50.

Taliesin East illustratedArtwork by Rory Kurtz courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Poster of Frank Lloyd Wright buildingcourtesy Frank Lloyd Wright...

The artworks are part of a pop-up exhibition at Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright, who would have celebrated his 152nd birthday tomorrow, is more than an architect—he’s a lifestyle brand; he’s an aesthetic; and he’s now the inspiration for some cool new posters.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation partnered with Spoke Art Gallery to curate a pop-up exhibition called “Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless” that will show in the architect’s Taliesin West home on June 15 and 16.

Poster of Frank Lloyd Wright architectureArtwork by Alison King courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Poster featuring FallingwaterArtwork by Francois Schulten courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

The exhibition will feature original artwork from more than a dozen artists who have depicted Wright’s buildings in the style of Works Progress Administration travel posters from the 1930s.

In one poster, artist Alison King renders Taliesin West in cutout form with a call to action: “Experience Fellowship at Taliesin West.” In another Rory Kurtz illustrates Taliesin East awash in twilight. The bold, graphic images features will all be screen-printed and for sale with prices starting at $50.

Taliesin East illustratedArtwork by Rory Kurtz courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Poster of Frank Lloyd Wright buildingcourtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

“Keeping in mind Wright’s personal interest in affordable housing, we’ve extended that interest to reflect in the show by focusing specifically on artists who specialize in the medium of serigraphy,” says Ken Harman Hashimoto, Spoke Art Gallery curator. “This allows us to create limited edition screen printed works that are both handmade and affordable, a duality that I hope Wright would have appreciated.”

After the show’s short run in Scottsdale, Arizona, it will finish up with an exhibition at Hashimoto Gallery in New York City on July 27 and 28.

The artworks are part of a pop-up exhibition at Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright, who would have celebrated his 152nd birthday tomorrow, is more than an architect—he’s a lifestyle brand; he’s an aesthetic; and he’s now the inspiration for some cool new posters.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation partnered with Spoke Art Gallery to curate a pop-up exhibition called “Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless” that will show in the architect’s Taliesin West home on June 15 and 16.

Poster of Frank Lloyd Wright architectureArtwork by Alison King courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Poster featuring FallingwaterArtwork by Francois Schulten courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

The exhibition will feature original artwork from more than a dozen artists who have depicted Wright’s buildings in the style of Works Progress Administration travel posters from the 1930s.

In one poster, artist Alison King renders Taliesin West in cutout form with a call to action: “Experience Fellowship at Taliesin West.” In another Rory Kurtz illustrates Taliesin East awash in twilight. The bold, graphic images features will all be screen-printed and for sale with prices starting at $50.

Taliesin East illustratedArtwork by Rory Kurtz courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Poster of Frank Lloyd Wright buildingcourtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

“Keeping in mind Wright’s personal interest in affordable housing, we’ve extended that interest to reflect in the show by focusing specifically on artists who specialize in the medium of serigraphy,” says Ken Harman Hashimoto, Spoke Art Gallery curator. “This allows us to create limited edition screen printed works that are both handmade and affordable, a duality that I hope Wright would have appreciated.”

After the show’s short run in Scottsdale, Arizona, it will finish up with an exhibition at Hashimoto Gallery in New York City on July 27 and 28.


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Give your business a name. Name your business something that indicates what you sell. This will come in handy later on, when you are marketing your business and want people to associate your business name with handmade furniture.
File a DBA, which stands for “doing business as,” at your local county clerk’s office. You may want to do a search to ensure that no other business in your town is operating under the same name. If you live in a large metropolitan area, a search is a necessity.
Create a line of furniture. You’ll need to have models of each piece of furniture that you intend to sell, so that customers can easily visualize what you have to offer. Add to your furniture line each year so that your stock stays fresh and on-trend.