Neutra used products that were off-the-shelf and purely industrial. Since manufacturers at the time didn’t yet know what to do with these materials, many were donated to him.  Photo 3 of 11 in Iconic Perspectives: Richard Neutra's VDL Studio & Residences
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Perched on a piano towards the front of the house is a wooden model that was developed by Cal Poly Pomona students. It illustrates the original VDL residence design before it was destroyed in the 1963 fire. The piano it sits on belonged to Neutra’s wife Dione where she would regularly play and sing. Neutra had cut off the original legs and replaced them with chromed tubular legs for a more modern look.  Photo 5 of 11 in Iconic Perspectives: Richard Neutra's VDL Studio & Residences
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