The Indianapolis Museum of Art’s new Contemporary Design Galleries open tonight! One of the Eero Saarinen Pedestal chairs that sat around the Miller House dining table is on exhibit, complete with the Alexander Girard-designed needlepoint cushion. The template was designed by Girard and carried out by Xenia Miller and her bridge group. We like to imagine they sat in the conversation pit in a “sewing square” while they worked on this project.
Template on board with affixed paper squares for needlepoint cushion for dining room chair by Alexander Girard, 1974, FF061, Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_IIIc_FF061_010)