Eero Saarinen conversation pit, upholstered by Alexander Girard courtesy of Alexandra Lange: Portfolio | Miller House

Eero Saarinen conversation pit, upholstered by Alexander Girard courtesy of Alexandra Lange: Portfolio | Miller House

Mid-century modern carpet ad, 1961. "Hey baby, step into the conversation pit in my sunken living room. Check out my floating fireplace and my pink and yellow color-blocking. You know you'll love it." ("It sure is swell," the hapless, innocent man replied.)

Mid-century modern carpet ad, 1961. "Hey baby, step into the conversation pit in my sunken living room. Check out my floating fireplace and my pink and yellow color-blocking. You know you'll love it." ("It sure is swell," the hapless, innocent man replied.)

Conversation Pit Ideas and Inspiration | Apartment Therapy

Let's Bring Back the Conversation Pit

Eero Saarinen’s Miller Residence :: Conversation Pit // Love the idea of a conversation pit, hate that they're called "conversation pit".

Eero Saarinen’s “Miller Residence” — Classic Modernist Gem

Eero Saarinen’s Miller Residence :: Conversation Pit // Love the idea of a conversation pit, hate that they're called "conversation pit".

Windows, hanging lights, light colored brick, terrazzo floor. Ignore fireplace stuff. Conversation pit is OK, but we would prefer a small sunken sitting room area instead.

Windows, hanging lights, light colored brick, terrazzo floor. Ignore fireplace stuff. Conversation pit is OK, but we would prefer a small sunken sitting room area instead.

If it was the 1970s & I was into cocaine this would be my living room. That table would have to go though.

If it was the 1970s & I was into cocaine this would be my living room. That table would have to go though.

Eero Saarinen, Miller House. Columbus, Indiana, 1957 - the pillows in the conversation pit were changed with the seasons.

Eero Saarinen, Miller House. Columbus, Indiana, 1957 - the pillows in the conversation pit were changed with the seasons.

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