Classic Spaces: Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, Dan Kiley: Miller House + Garden

. Monday, May 9, 2011

"It's that wonderful ability of 3 great designers, to work together, almost at the peak of their careers. You have Saarinen building his most important domestic commission, you have Girard doing probably his most beautiful interiors, and then you have Kiley's gardens which have been regarded as one of the masterpieces of 20th Century landscape architecture."

- R. Craig Miller, Senior Curator of Design Arts, Indianapolis Museum of Art

"It's at the summit of the experience of Modernism."

- Maxwell Anderson, CEO Indianapolis Museum of Art

Behold the Miller House, completed in 1957 for industrialist and philanthropist J. Irwin Miller, and created by a holy trinity of 20th Century design masters: Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley.  Featuring amazing custom furnishings by both Saarinen and Girard, including an illuminated Tulip dining table, and a modified Eames Sofa Compact in polished brass.  Girard continued to worked as the home's interior designer for the next 15 years, modifying the interiors in accordance to the changing needs of the Miller family.

This is the ultimate modernist home.

Photos by Leslie Williamson for Dwell, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Garden Visit. See more photos and read more project details at the links.


Concrete Jungle said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!

liza said...

Absolutely fantastic. Thank you for sharing it.

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