From a combination of current photographs, and historical photographs taken in 1909, Filtre Studio created a series of images that show the Robie House dining room during various stages of the restoration process, from where it was when Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust acquired the house to where it would be, fully restored, a year in the future.
They were about midway through the restoration, so we had to “deconstruct” the room to show the bare, beginning stage. We digitally removed the custom rug, replacing it with a separately photographed oak floor. The wall finishes were removed along with a built-in buffet that had already been restored. We then recreated the stages in between, adding back in the wall finishes, rug, buffet and missing woodwork. Finally, all of the furniture and light fixtures were digitally added, precisely matching the historical reference, to show a fully "restored" dining room.