Mies Van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House saved by milkcrates

Greg at DaddyTypes.com sent this amazing story over. The world-famous Farnsworth House has been saved by milkcrates. Mies Van der Rohe’s iconic structure in Plano, Illonoise has been hit hard by the recent hurricane season. The worst part for me about this is that the staff at the house used fake milkcrates instead of authentic milkcrates. –> via National Trust.org, Flood Waters Have Receded at World-Famous Farnsworth House

6 Responses to “Mies Van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House saved by milkcrates”

  1. Whitney French  on September 24th, 2008

    Had we known that Authentic Milk Crates are the preferred tool, we would have obliged. I would only like to clarify that the house was saved by design of the architect, but the collections on the interior were saved by the fake milkcrates and a great team of volunteers who put those milk crates to good use. I’m delighted that there is a website dedicated to the worship of these flexible, useful tools.

  2. Aranovich  on September 29th, 2008

    Fake Milkcrates? What’s next? Furnishing the home in knockoff Barcelona chairs?

  3. Tara  on September 29th, 2008

    Stop complaining about whether or not they were “authentic” milk crates and learn to spell ILLINOIS!!!

  4. Sara  on October 9th, 2008

    Good grief! The staff at the Farnsworth House did a valient job saving priceless historic artifacts in an emrgency situation using materials they had at hand–milkcrates. Critiquing them over using “fake” (I presume you mean “recently-manufactured”) milkcrates is ridiculous. It is people like you who give history–especially the study of material culture–a bad name.

  5. admin  on October 9th, 2008

    You academic types with your spelled right words and lack of humor…god love ya all. I am obviously a fan of the efforts, just poking fun from the “Milkcrate” perspective…lighten up.

  6. Caroline  on October 9th, 2008

    I guess not everyone understands your passion for milkcrates, John.


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