There are those triumphs of architecture that regardless of their vintage still manage to seem fresh and modern. The Miller House, in Columbus, Indiana is one of them. Commissioned in 1952 by the late industrialist J. Irwin Miller, and designed by the famed Eero Saarinen with interiors by Alexander Girard, the house is a true modernist monument. The house is awash in bright colors, lustrous finishes, brass legs and tulip chairs – and that is without even discussing the architecture. Both the building and its interiors contain design gems that we can easily take cues from today. And did I mention that sunken seating area? Whoa.In 2011, the Miller House was opened to the public. This is just one of the many indications that the preservation community is making a concerted effort to preserve the recent past.
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