Johnson Wax Company, administration building and research tower. 1936 WI. Frank Loyd Wright
Wright extended his idea of the company as an organic social entity with the construction of the Johnson Wax building in 1939. As with the Larkin building, workers were isolated from the unsympathetic industrial surroundings within a great space supported by slender mushroom columns and lit from above. The great work room, with its rich spaces, warm, radiant materials and forms were intended to compensate for the lack of view and contact with the outside world. The success of the building was proved by the extra time that employees chose to spend in the building.