Documenting Modernism / Miller House
Commissioned by industrialist J. Irwin Miller and his wife Xenia Simons Miller in 1953, the
Miller house was designed by Eero Saarinen, with interiors by Alexander Girard and
landscape design by Daniel Urban Kiley.
Image: Leslie Williamson
Source: Indianapolis Museum of Art
The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the Indianapolis Museum of Art $190,000
for its project “Documenting Modern Living: Digitizing the Miller House and Garden Collection.”
The Miller House and Garden Collection includes correspondence, drawings and blueprints,
textile samples, and photographs that document design, construction, and maintenance of the
Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Indiana.
More information is available from the IMA.
I guess if you have Alexander Girard doing your interior you get some pull with Herman Miller, like
the option of having an Eames Time-Life chair with a brass finish. The Eames Sofa Compact
in brass can be seen in the top two images above.
Alexander Girard, Quatrefoil