Photos by JC Buck
Read the Architectural Digest article Making The Christmas Tree Modern
The Farnsworth House located in Plano, IL is perhaps architect Mies van der Rohe’s crowning achievement. Designed in 1945 and constructed in 1951, “the Farnsworth House is a vital part of American iconography, an exemplary representation of both the International Style of architecture as well as the modern movement’s desire to juxtapose the sleek, streamline design of Modern structure with the organic environment of the surrounding nature.”
Photographing my Grandfather’s Modern Christmas Tree in the iconic Farnsworth House was a dream come true. This famous house proved to be the perfect place for the tree. It was Mies van der Rohe who coined the famous phrase “less is more”, a design principle that continues to guide Modern Christmas Trees.