Usonian’s name was inspired by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who referenced Japanese culture as one of his primary influences. Wright was based in Chicago, yet some of his most important work was in Japan. Wright’s Usonian style of architecture reflected his philosophy that building owners should play an integral role in the design and development of their building, and not outsource everything to their architect. This philosophy closely parallels Usonian Investments’ view regarding the role investors should play as they engage with the companies in which they invest.
(Photo: Front of old Tokyo Imperial Hotel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright)