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".

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?

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.)

Conversation pit.. the room must be huge but its so cool!

Conversation pit.. the room must be huge but its so cool!

8 Modern Conversation Pits That Let You Sink into Relaxed Luxury

8 Modern Conversation Pits That Let You Sink into Relaxed Luxury

Sunken living rooms were all the rage in the and but they can still be just as comfy and stylish in the aughts. With so many of us opting for open plan

can someone PLEASE bring these back?! coolest thing ever!... 1960s architecture, trend, house pit, living room, image

Sunken Living Room Designs: The Perfect Conversation Pits

can someone PLEASE bring these back?! coolest thing ever!... 1960s architecture, trend, house pit, living room, image

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. :)

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