Prairie School Urn
The Prairie School Urn is a beautiful pot with an elegant design featuring classic clean lines and a fantastic art deco frieze surround.
This urn was designed by the American architect Louis Henri Sullivan who is considered the "father of skyscrapers." He is considered by many as the creator of the modern skyscraper, was an influential architect and critic of the Chicago School. He was a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright and an inspiration to the Chicago group of architects who have come to be known as the Prairie School. He is credited with coining the phrase "form follows function" which later would be taken by influential designers to imply that decorative elements, which architects call "ornament", were superfluous. However Sullivan neither thought nor designed along such dogmatic lines. While his designs could be spare and crisp, he often punctuated their plain surfaces with eruptions of lush Art Nouveau or Celtic Revival decorations like the one which adorns our Prairie School Urn. This large urn is truely a work of art.
Hand cast and finished in the USA in bonded marble and fiberglass. Guaranteed outdoor durability. Shown here in Antique Stone finish, but, is available in all the finishes shown below. Color finishes are hand applied and may vary making each piece unique.
wt: 20 lbs