Swing sofa among Four Seasons treasures

In designing the restaurant Philip Johnston gave the world a new blueprint of how a dining room should look

17th July, 2016
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The lavish dining room in Mies van der Rohes Seagram Building

The New York sale of the summer will offer furniture and furnishings from the historic interior of the Four Seasons Restaurant. On my first assignment in NYC, I was taken to lunch there and was literally struck dumb. Were those real Picassos, lining a corridor? They were. They called it Picasso Alley. All I wanted to do was lie on the floor and soak up the architecture that signalled the future.

In designing the Seagram...

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