Designed in 1953 and completed in 1957, Miller house was commissioned by industrialist and promoter of modern architecture J Irwin Miller. The house situated in Columbus Indiana, was designed around a large central living space, with bedrooms, kitchen and bathrooms all adjoining. The house is filled with light due to the large floor to ceiling windows and the grid of skylights that criss cross the house above the corridors. Alexander Girard was called in to design the interior and he was responsible for the famous ‘conversation pit’ sunken seating area in the living room. The interior is typical of Girard’s playful style but also personalised to the family. The dining table features a fountain as a centre piece and the seats of the Saarinen tulip chairs that surround it, were individually monogrammed for each of the family members. Girard also designed the long shelving unit which spans the width of the house as well as the free standing fireplace. Completing the who’s who of mid century design legends that worked on the house, is Dan Kiley, who designed the gardens.