Rounding out this week’s J. Irwin Miller-as-design muse posts, today we are featuring presentation photographs of a stand-alone office for J. Irwin Miller, as proposed by architect Kevin Roche in 1970. We here in the IMA Archives are regularly amazed at the detail that went into the planning stages of work on the Miller House & Garden, and this office proposal is no exception!
Miniature Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman? Check.
Perspective view of the office through the honey locust allée? Check.
Shelves full of miniature books with actual covers? Check.
Basically it is the epitome of mid-century modern design cool. What more could you ask for?
Kevin Roche also proposed a stand-alone library building as an option for the Miller House Garden, and his presentation photos for that un-realized project are just as amazing.
Kevin Roche, Presentation photographs of proposed J. Irwin Miller office, ca. 1970, Box 40, Folder 24, Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN. (MHG_II_B040_F024_001-008)