The Miller House is perhaps one of my all-time favorite modernist homes. Aside from the fact that a triumvirate of design icons worked on the home, I love the very personal touch inherent in every piece of the home, down to the rug patterns. Someday, I'd love to see this home in person, but in the meantime, perhaps this digital archive will do. Check out the lovely letter that began it all at the end of the article.
|The Miller House, courtesy of the Indianpolis Museum of Art|
Even if Columbus, Indiana is not on your travel itinerary Eero Saarinen’s Miller House and Garden may come to you via the internet. Last week, the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) announced a $190,000 grant from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) to digitize its Miller House and Garden Collection. The house—a celebrated collaboration between architect Saarinen, interior designer Alexander Girard, and landscape architect Dan Kiley—opened for tours last year, and the museum reports more than 6,500 tour tickets were sold. With the increased interest comes a growing number of requests from researchers asking for access to the home’s archives. While in good condition, the museum writes in their NEH proposal that “repeated handling would quickly degrade these important and unique materials.” [read more]