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  • Place of origin:

    USA (designed)

  • Date:

    1935-36 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wright, Frank Lloyd, born 1867 - died 1959 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Blueprint, red ink and chalk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Edgar Kaufmann, Jr

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LD, shelf 12

Physical description

A design for a rug intended for the Edgar Kaufmann Office.

Place of Origin

USA (designed)


1935-36 (designed)


Wright, Frank Lloyd, born 1867 - died 1959 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Blueprint, red ink and chalk

Marks and inscriptions

'Carpet Kaufmann office Frank Lloyd Wright'
Inscribed in blue ink

'This is a rough copy of Mr. Wrigth's [sic] design for Mr. Kaufmann's rugs with a suggestion how to weav [sic] the irregularly shaped rug'
Inscribed in red ink

Inscribed with scales and notes


Height: 41.5 cm, Width: 64.5 cm

Object history note

This is a design for a rug intended for Edgar Kaufmann's office in Kaufmann's Department Store, Pittsburgh. The interior fittings and furniture of the office were given to the Victoria and Albert Museum by Edgar Kauffman, Jr in 1974 (museum no. W.9:1-240-1974).

Descriptive line

Design for a rug for Edgar Kaufmann's office, by the office of Frank Lloyd Wright, blueprint, red ink and chalk, USA, 1935-36

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990
Wilk, Christopher. Frank Lloyd Wright : the Kaufmann office. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1993. ISBN: 1851771050.


Blue-printing; Drawing

Subjects depicted



Designs; Interiors; Textiles


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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