The Time I Sat On Philip Johnson’s Chair

It turned out that I wasn’t supposed to (for which I apologized) but my feet hurt and so I sat down the first place available inside the architect’s famed Glass House in New Canaan, CT. And my mother, well, being my mother, snapped a photo.

The guide didn’t freak out, for which I give him a lot of credit.

Image: A. Nordhauser

Image: A. Nordhauser

 

My point is that there was no velvet rope across it and no sign saying “no sitting.” The kitchen area has functional cabinets filled with what I can only presume are reproductions of period tableware.

 

Image: A. Nordhauser

Image: A. Nordhauser

The mini-fridge holds items for when they have fundraisers there.

Image: A. Nordhauser

Image: A. Nordhauser

This is a historic house museum that encourages you to get up close and personal with the space – here’s a photo I took looking into the bathroom mirror there. (I’d like to point out that this was taken in 2010, before the whole selfie craze swept the nation.)

Image: A. Nordhauser

Image: A. Nordhauser

 

 

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