Frank Stella

Whatever happened to the seating platform, the conversation pit?

June 23, 2009

Whatever happened to the seating platform, the conversation pit?

Above, the 1970s modern two-level platform in painter Frank Stella’s loft, from the classic book Inside Today’s Home. Below, a recent photo of the renovated 1950s conversation pit in the Number 31 Hotel in Dublin.

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Donald Judd’s loft at 101 Spring Street

April 25, 2009

Donald Judd’s loft at 101 Spring Street

This is artist Donald Judd’s loft in Soho, maintained as a museum and open for viewing after recent restorations. It was one of the first artist’s lofts in Soho – not to mention in New York – and is now almost the paradigmatic example of loft living.

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