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Modern comfort at the Sheats-Goldstein Residence

Chillers have been here before. It’s where the Dude drunk his spiked White Russian in the Big Lebowski and where Snoop Dogg lolled around in the diamond shaped bed. Most recently, Vinnie Jones danced up a storm here in Part One of muun’s film series ‘None Fits All’. We’re at the Sheats Goldstein Residence in Los Angeles, where muun shot the lookbook for their latest release: a modernist-inspired bed made with design studio New Tendency.

Sitting on the edge of the sandstone hillside, the Sheats-Goldstein Residence looks down over LA and beyond to the Pacific Ocean. From its sloping concrete and glass facade, it’s surrounded by rippling Koi ponds and tropical gardens that spill down the hill, hiding the cave-like home from the world around it. Built by the architect John Lautner, in true Californian modernist style, the home puts a personal spin on the larger movement’s minimalist tendencies. The characterful home, like each of Lautner’s diverse projects, shows that living spaces become truly comfortable when there is a dialogue between the individual and the form. It’s an idea that follows Lautner’s confession that, “Architecture is an art, naturally, and it isn’t architecture unless it’s alive. Alive is what art is.”

The lookbook celebrates modernism as the inspiration behind muun’s  modular bed, a functional design item whose adjustable form lets people choose a configuration that’s comfortable for them. Shot on film by Alberto Figueroa, the series captures the personality of this architectural masterpiece and home.

"To me, architecture is an art, naturally, and it isn't architecture unless it's alive. Alive is what art is." — John Lautner

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