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 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

Eero Saarinen’s Miller Residence :: Conversation Pit // Love the idea of a conversation pit, hate that they're called "conversation pit".

Eero Saarinen’s “Miller Residence” — Classic Modernist Gem

Eero Saarinen’s Miller Residence :: Conversation Pit // Love the idea of a conversation pit, hate that they're called "conversation pit".

Mid-century modern carpet ad, 1961. "Hey baby, step into the conversation pit in my sunken living room. Check out my floating fireplace and my pink and yellow color-blocking. You know you'll love it." ("It sure is swell," the hapless, innocent man replied.)

Mid-century modern carpet ad, 1961. "Hey baby, step into the conversation pit in my sunken living room. Check out my floating fireplace and my pink and yellow color-blocking. You know you'll love it." ("It sure is swell," the hapless, innocent man replied.)

retro 1970s conversation pit I think more homes need a convo pit, don't you? Builders should be thinking about this. :)

retro 1970s conversation pit I think more homes need a convo pit, don't you? Builders should be thinking about this. :)

Conversation Pit... a technology-free space in the home for only friends, family, food, wine, and conversation... a lost art, maybe?

Conversation Pit... a technology-free space in the home for only friends, family, food, wine, and conversation... a lost art, maybe?

1960s Home Interiors | 1960s interior design ideas advertisement 1960s interior design retro ... sunken living room

Eero Saarinen’s “Miller Residence” — Classic Modernist Gem

1960s Home Interiors | 1960s interior design ideas advertisement 1960s interior design retro ... sunken living room

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