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In 1957, architect Eero Saarinen completed his design for the Mid-Century Modern Miller House. Commissioned by the industrialist J. Irwin Miller and his wife Xenia, the house featured an exciting new interior design feature: A sunken conversation pit. Meant to be a gathering space where hosts and guests could

In architect Eero Saarinen completed his design for the Mid-Century Modern Miller House. Commissioned by the industrialist J. Irwin Miller and his wife Xenia, the house featured an exciting new interior design feature: A sunken conversation pit.

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Now, a tip for next-level lounging: a conversation pit. The mother of conversation pits resides at midcentury gem the Miller House in Columbus, Indiana. Designed by Eero Saarinen, decorated by Alexander Girard, with textiles by Jack Lenor Larsen, this living room setup is a classic for a reason. Photo by Leslie Williamson.

In the main living room, the pillows in the sunken seating area changed colors with the seasons: reds for the winter and lighter pastels for the warmer months. Photo by: Leslie Williamson

AD Classics: Miller House and Garden / Eero Saarinen. © Indianapolis Museum of Art

AD Classics: Miller House and Garden / Eero Saarinen

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