For over 75 years the Miller family has focused on the development in the community and pushed Columbus, Indiana to become what it is now; a living museum featuring very significant pieces of architecture, art, and design serving as not only a heritage site but also as an exploration of the possible cohesion between people's everyday lives and good design. Every year Columbus opens its doors to designers and the community and attempts to bring them into conversation with one another. This year, the J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Installations winners along with the Washington Street Civic Projects, University Design Research Fellowships, Columbus High School Design Team, and Image and Environmental Design will set up their installations around Columbus from August 23-December 1.
Last weekend, the NEON office took a day off to explore Columbus and experience projects by Eliel and Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei, Kevin Roche, but most importantly, we took a tour of the Miller House by Eero Saarinen. Being a piece that still stands after 55 years, it serves as a clear example of how a building may become timeless and future proof. We wish to be greatly inspired by this project to add the greatest features of modernity into our designs, and hopefully, into everyone's every day lives.
If you are interested in volunteering for the exhibit go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=8050948a5af28a2f94-exhibition&view=standard
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