The residents wanted a space to house numerous pieces of mid-century furniture and sculpture art. It was to feel comfortable for the couple and their dog, their immediate family, and philanthropic events for 75 people.
The first essential decision was the non-directional end-grain walnut floor, providing the visual weight and durability of a factory. Plastered perimeter walls are; perforated metal, slatted wood, and floating planes of the fabric that provide acoustic absorption.
During construction, discussions often led to Jean Prouve and Pierre Chareau, who offered the precedent of machined elements that could operate and transform spaces of long views and openness to ones contained in and in-between. Patinated steel fabrications were inserted as functional elements. Pocketing doors, shelving stairs, doors and jamb-liners were also added.