In 1963, Joseph and Anne Strick commissioned famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer to design their Santa Monica home. Exiled from the United States because of his leftist views, Niemeyer oversaw the project from afar through letters, phone conversations and with the assistance of designer Amir Farr of the Richard Neutra office. These iconic Peanut planters were selected by Farr in 1964 and have remained in the home ever since.