Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building is one of the most famous skyscrapers in history, and the restaurant inside, the Four Seasons, is an icon in itself. The interior space, designed by influential architect Philip Johnson and unveiled in 1959, is a New York City historic landmark. But in a controversial move, the Seagram’s owner decided last year not to renew the Four Seasons’s lease, and has enlisted a new pair of restaurateurs to re-do the restaurant space.
As part of the change-up, the Four Seasons is auctioning off its interiors—some of the most celebrated in midcentury modern design. The furniture, tablewear, and other objects (the bar, curtains, and sculpture excluded) are going on sale in late July. The 500 pieces up for auction include designs by Philip Johnson, the pioneering minimalist Mies, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable, and other well-known names.
Get more info about the auction here. Even if you can’t afford a one-of-a-kind midcentury cookware set, you can catch the preview of the auction (held in the restaurant space itself) between July 20 and 25.