Mid-century modern furniture really defines this property. Located in Salt Lake City, it was designed by Ed Dreier, an architect who made his name in the Utah area, after bringing the principles of modern design from his learnt in his studies in Zurich, Switzerland.
This definition come not just from the furniture itself (which we will get to) but also elements like the tulip shaped pillar supporting the garage remarkably reminiscent of Eero Saarinen’s Tulip Chair and of Frank Lloyd Wright‘s Sol Friedman house carport.
This sets the tone for a whole array of mid-century furniture. There are many interesting pieces but there does appear to be a particular emphasis on the work of Arne Jacobsen.
These include pieces such as an orange version of his Swan Chair, an Egg Chair upholstered in black leather, and a set of black dining chairs in the study, designed in the style of his Grand Prix Side Chair.
We covered another of Ed Dreier’s mid-century houses recently, also located in Utah. Just as with the previous one, for this there are again quite strong echoes of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House and Philip Johnson’s Glass House, particularly given the large windows throughout the property.
Such windows bring a beautiful light to the interior throughout the day, bringing out such subtle elements as the texture of the wood floor, stained in a black polish, while also really anchoring the home in its lovely surroundings.
Photo by Mark Haddawy