The Rose Seidler House
The past few years we've been so lucky to be in Palm Springs, California during the incredible and much celebrated Modernism Week for 10 days of all things mid-century architecture and design. One of our favourite things to do in Palm Springs during our visits is drive through all of the neighbourhoods and admire the beautiful houses - the different pops of colour, clever designs and modern elements that are just like nothing else. Palm Springs is lucky to have such a huge concentration of amazing designs in one place; back home in Sydney we've got to work a little harder to spot the same sort of gems!
The Rose Seidler House is arguably Sydney's most famous mid-century architecture gem, and we finally had a free Sunday to go and see it in person! Designed by Harry Seidler for his parents Rose & Max (what a great son!) and finished in 1950, the house is kept in pristine condition with all original furniture and fixtures. A lot of the furniture was brought over from the USA, much of it from Seidler's contemporaries, such as Eero Saarinen's Womb Chair and the Eames' LCWs. I still can't quite get my head around what it would have been like to be friends with some of history's most prolific creators...!
Open to the public only on Sundays, 10am - 4pm. For anyone in Sydney and with an interest in design history, architecture and modernism, it's a great way to spend a couple of hours! Visit the Sydney Living Museums website for more information.