When officially announced in 2015 that the Four Seasons Hotel restaurant and bar was closing, one could hear a gasp of disbelief around the world. The bastion of power lunches and the stunning elegance of Philip Johnson’s 1959 interiors in Mies van der Rohe’s landmark Seagram Building was over, to be disassembled and auctioned off. The only solace is that respected auction house Wright, was chosen to disperse the treasure trove of classic mid-century modern furniture and objects into new and loving hands. This slender catalog creates an invaluable record of all the items that made the restaurant memorable and adored. From custom furniture by Mies and Johnson with Knoll to Hans Wegner’s The Chair, tableware designed by L. Garth and Ada Louis Huxtable to Saarinen’s tulip tables and chairs, one can see why dining felt so special. Essays by architectural critic Paul Goldberger, food journalist Alan Richman and Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Graydon Carter plus historical photos make for an vital tribute. Contributions by Mies Van Der Rohe, Phillip Johnson, Graydon Carter, Alan Richman and Paul Goldberger.
40 pp / 12 b&w and 43 color
Retail Price: $50.00