With attendance from a hundred more guests than we were expecting, enthusiastic student participation, many new members, and dozens of old friends—we officially declare this year’s Mies van der Rohe birthday party an overwhelming success. Here are some highlights:
We heard about Mies’ side job as Mortimer Adler’s cat-sitter from very special guest, Phyllis Lambert, who gave a heartfelt toast.
We ate yummy birthday cake from Tipsycake (and we giggled at murmurs of the figure’s likeness to Philip Johnson).
We heard about the history of the Barcelona chair from Michael Jefferson.
We congratulated the winner of our Mess with Mies sculpture contest.
Also: we ran out of food, the bar was mobbed, there was paparazzi for the cake-cutting, and no one wanted the night to end. Rumor has it that the party continued at L2O.
Thank you to everyone who participated. Can’t wait for next year!
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