Saarinen Heaven at the Dam Site Inn

Cranbrook Sightings Blog

Cranbrook Sighting # 12 Sighter: Shelley Selim Sighted: Saarinen Tulip Furniture Galore! Location: The Dam Site Inn, Pellston, Michigan Date: June 28, 2014 At the end of June my beau and I embarked on a Michigan road trip, driving up north to Mackinac and down the western coast of the state. The Island, Tunnel of Trees, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and plenty of breweries made the list, and when Cranbrook Art Museum director Gregory Wittkopp mentioned to me a restaurant and cocktail bar in Pellston filled with Eero Saarinen furniture, I knew we had to take a special detour.Cocktail Bar at the Dam Site Inn, Pellston, MichiganBehold, the Dam Site Inn! A staple on the Maple River since 1953, it seems little has changed about the decor since it opened, and how wonderfully so! It is quite a feeling to sip a Manhattan in this Saarinen tulip garden, and the wood paneling and whimsical brass light ...

Tagged: Furniture, Pellston, Shelley Selim, Textiles

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