Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Night at the Museum
Did you know Grand Rapids had a Frank Lloyd Wright house? The Meyer May House was commissioned in 1909 by the clothier Meyer S. May. Steelcase acquired the house in 1985 and did a tremendous job restoring the property to its original design. It's a prime example of Wright's prairie style home.

A friend of mine has been a docent in the home for 2 years. I had the pleasure of being his guest at a dinner thrown for select docents.
The 5-course meal was catered by Steelcase's executive chef and served on the Wright designed china in the May house dining room, set for 12 (and those chairs are about as uncomfortable as they look).

I feel very lucky to have had this opportunity. It isn't often you get to exist in an actual museum.

If you live in the Grand Rapids area an you haven't been to the home I strongly urge you to check it out. It is a stunning piece of meticulous architecture and design. The home is open for free tours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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