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In 1957, architect Eero Saarinen completed his design for the Mid-Century Modern Miller House. Commissioned by the industrialist J. Irwin Miller and his wife Xenia, the house featured an exciting new interior design feature: A sunken conversation pit. Meant to be a gathering space where hosts and guests could

In 1957, architect Eero Saarinen completed his design for the Mid-Century Modern Miller House. Commissioned by the industrialist J. Irwin Miller and his wife Xenia, the house featured an exciting new interior design feature: A sunken conversation pit. Meant to be a gathering space where hosts and guests could

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.)

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".

simple, fireplace, wood floor from: The Conversation Pit: 15 Fantastic Sunken Living Room Ideas | Inthralld

simple, fireplace, wood floor from: The Conversation Pit: 15 Fantastic Sunken Living Room Ideas | Inthralld

What more to say other than this is AWESOME! Amazing venue for roast chestnuts and a game of Articulate at Christmas.

What more to say other than this is AWESOME! Amazing venue for roast chestnuts and a game of Articulate at Christmas.

8 Modern Conversation Pits That Let You Sink into Relaxed Luxury

8 Modern Conversation Pits That Let You Sink into Relaxed Luxury

Sunken living rooms were all the rage in the and but they can still be just as comfy and stylish in the aughts. With so many of us opting for open plan

15 Outdoor Conversation Pits Built For Entertaining // This high-tech conversation pit features comfy seating, a retractable screen for the projector and a built in fireplace.

15 Outdoor Conversation Pits Built For Entertaining // This high-tech conversation pit features comfy seating, a retractable screen for the projector and a built in fireplace.

A fire pit that you will literally never want to leave! Huddle around here with some friends and a bottle of wine on a cool summer night

A fire pit that you will literally never want to leave! Huddle around here with some friends and a bottle of wine on a cool summer night

Sunken fire pit... YES, another one. :o]

Sunken Designs Let You Explore The Depths Of Style

15 Outdoor Conversation Pits Built For Entertaining // This outdoor conversation pit is surrounded by both an infinity pool and the ocean to allow for complete and utter blissful relaxation.

15 Outdoor Conversation Pits Built For Entertaining // This outdoor conversation pit is surrounded by both an infinity pool and the ocean to allow for complete and utter blissful relaxation.

Conversation Pits - The Weirdest Interior Trends That Are Actually Awesome - Photos

Conversation Pits

Conversation Pits - The Weirdest Interior Trends That Are Actually Awesome - Photos