Furniture design influenced by architecture. The vocabulary of German Expressionism in architecture was clearly defined by those pioneers who founded the Movement in the years following WWI, among them Bruno Taut, Paul Scheerbart, and Erich Medelsohn. Perceiving architecture as an educational tool in refashioning human society, they sought to free from conventions and created language based on glass, light, and the crystalline (like the example of Bruno Taut's Glass Pavilion below). In the US, Wharton Esherick, considered the Father of the American Studio Furniture Movement, crafted furniture in that same Expressionist vocabulary. His legacy lies on pioneering a new way of thinking and making wooden furniture, as to him as an artist, furniture had an identity of sculpture, and the wood carried the potential to act as maker of modernist and prismatic forms.