Testing out Kevin Roche’s proposal for making the conversation pit more easily accessible, the Millers had larger cushions and a banister made. The photograph on the top has a mock-up of a seat cushion that would have nearly eliminated the pit altogether. The Millers opted for a banister and the type of cushions in the lower two photographs. 

Color photographs of conversation pit (4 x 6 in.), February 1995, 8/67, Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_Ib_B008_f067_031-033)

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