mid century modern glass

MIES VAN DER ROHE, Farnsworth House, Plano, IL, USA 1945-1951. Furnishing consist mainly of design classics by Mies, such as the Brno chair (1929), Tugendhat chair (1929-1931) and Barcelona stools (1929). / Instagram


The first house designed by American architect Philip Johnson has been put up for sale by its owners, after 55 years living in the Upstate New York residence.

On the market for $1 million (£775,000), the Booth House was built in 1946 in Bedford, New York – close to the modernist haven of New Canaan, Connecticut, where Johnson later built the iconic Glass House for himself.


Then & Now

1957 Glass House Restaurant | Interstate Hosts Company | Vinita, OK

Famous Interstate Hosts restaurant and Western Gift Shop on the Will Rogers Turnpike, Vinita, Oklahoma. The first “Over-the_Highway” restaurant in the United States. Now, a McDonald's Glass House. - Via: 1 | 2

***Several readers have mentioned this structure is in the process of being demolished.***

ALVAR AALTO, Savoy vase, 1936. Originally designed for the Karhula-Iittala glass competition under the name Eskimo Woman´s Leather Pants (!), but re-named to Savoy when used in the Savoy restaurant in Helsinki, which interior was designed by Aalto. Photo copyright by Scandinavian Collectors 2014.


Philip Johnson | Diary of an Eccentric Architect

Philip Johnson, one of our most creative and significant architects, was always on the forefront of stylistic change. On his own property in New Canaan, Connecticut, he built the famous “Glass House” that he resided in for many years. 

The film depicts Johnson at work, the importance of the architectural act, and the buildings’ interaction with their environment.