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6x8 Saguaro - Green
Tile with medium easel
Tile framed in 6x8 Oak frame
Tile framed in 6x8 Ebony frame

6x8 Saguaro - Green

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) is recognized worldwide as one of the greatest architects of the 20th century.

In 1927, Wright submitted a series of cover designs to Liberty magazine. All were rejected by the editors as too “radical” and were never published. One of these designs was “Saguaro Forms and Cactus Flowers,” Wright’s interpretation of a desert landscape. Although initially disregarded, the image became one of Wright’s most popular and was later transformed into a stained-glass feature for the lobby of the renowned Arizona Biltmore hotel.

Motawi Tileworks’ Saguaro, a 6x8 ceramic art tile, reimagines the work once again while reflecting Wright’s stylized vision.

  • Motawi tiles are striking art pieces and installation accents. Each tile is made by hand and with heart in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We embrace variation and handmade beauty: Our time-honored methods produce a nuanced range of color with depth and translucence.
  • Actual Tile Size: Approximately 5 7/8” x 7 7/8”. As each Motawi tile is crafted by hand, dimensions may vary slightly by up to 1/16".
  • Tiles are 5/8" thick and have a notch at the back for hanging.

®/©/™ Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. All rights reserved.

Easels are an elegant option for art tile display. Fabricated from powder-coated steel, our easels are locally made and feature durable single-piece construction.

  • Medium easel: holds any unframed tile larger than 3 inches (recommended for most of our tiles if unframed).
  • Large easel: holds any framed tile or any unframed tile larger than 4 inches.
  • Small easel: holds 3 and 4-inch tiles (unframed).

    Our quarter-sawn oak frames, handmade by Dard Hunter Studios, are available with a natural Oak or Ebony finish. They can hang horizontally or vertically, or perch on our large easels. Frame features include mitered corners and stapled joints.

    • This frame’s outer dimensions are 9-1/2" x 11-1/2".
    • Frame width is 2".
    • Any framed tile can pair with our large easel.
    • Note: Frame woodgrain and stain opacity varies.

    Description

    Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) is recognized worldwide as one of the greatest architects of the 20th century.

    In 1927, Wright submitted a series of cover designs to Liberty magazine. All were rejected by the editors as too “radical” and were never published. One of these designs was “Saguaro Forms and Cactus Flowers,” Wright’s interpretation of a desert landscape. Although initially disregarded, the image became one of Wright’s most popular and was later transformed into a stained-glass feature for the lobby of the renowned Arizona Biltmore hotel.

    Motawi Tileworks’ Saguaro, a 6x8 ceramic art tile, reimagines the work once again while reflecting Wright’s stylized vision.

    • Motawi tiles are striking art pieces and installation accents. Each tile is made by hand and with heart in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We embrace variation and handmade beauty: Our time-honored methods produce a nuanced range of color with depth and translucence.
    • Actual Tile Size: Approximately 5 7/8” x 7 7/8”. As each Motawi tile is crafted by hand, dimensions may vary slightly by up to 1/16".
    • Tiles are 5/8" thick and have a notch at the back for hanging.

    ®/©/™ Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. All rights reserved.

    Easels

    Easels are an elegant option for art tile display. Fabricated from powder-coated steel, our easels are locally made and feature durable single-piece construction.

    • Medium easel: holds any unframed tile larger than 3 inches (recommended for most of our tiles if unframed).
    • Large easel: holds any framed tile or any unframed tile larger than 4 inches.
    • Small easel: holds 3 and 4-inch tiles (unframed).

      Frames

      Our quarter-sawn oak frames, handmade by Dard Hunter Studios, are available with a natural Oak or Ebony finish. They can hang horizontally or vertically, or perch on our large easels. Frame features include mitered corners and stapled joints.

      • This frame’s outer dimensions are 9-1/2" x 11-1/2".
      • Frame width is 2".
      • Any framed tile can pair with our large easel.
      • Note: Frame woodgrain and stain opacity varies.