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Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Eero Saarinen grasshopper chair for Knoll. The label did not survive the refinishing of the frame.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Birch

  • Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair for Knoll
  • Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair for Knoll
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  • Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair for Knoll
H 35.5 in. W 29.25 in. D 35 in.
Rare Eero Saarinen 'Grasshopper' Armchair in Laminated Birch, 1946
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A rare and substantial Eero Saarinen 'Grasshopper' armchair designed in 1946. This piece retains its original--and very durable--oil cloth upholstery to seat and back, along with it...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Birch

1950s Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair and Stool for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Praha, CZ
- The chair was carefully refurbished from early model original piece - The wooden parts have been black lacquered in high gloss finish - Newly upholstered in white leather - Stoo...
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Early Original Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair for Knoll, circa 1946
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Buffalo, NY
Original Saarinen grasshopper lounge chair manufactured by Knoll, chair retains original wool fabric upholstery, Usable but faded,, At Cranbrook, Saarinen also met Florence Schust K...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Bentwood

Pair of Early Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chairs for Knoll with Rare Black Frames
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
This is an early pair of Eero Saarinen designed grasshopper chairs produced by Knoll in the 1950s. One of these chairs belonged to an Architect who was employed at Eero Saarinen and ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Birch

1940s Grasshopper Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An early lounge chair with original tufted upholstery on a laminated birch bentwood frame. Model 61.
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Birch

Grasshopper Chair in the Style of Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Stamford, CT
A newly upholstered grasshopper chair in the style of Eero Saarinen for Knoll.  
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

1960s "Grasshopper" Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Mid-Century Modern
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Pemberton, NJ
The angled arms of Eero Saarinen's Grasshopper chair are formed of deep bent curves resembling the graceful legs of its namesake. This 1949 design was originally produced by Knoll. T...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Birch, Upholstery

Vintage Grasshopper Chair and Ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in New York, NY
An early vintage example of the 'Grasshopper' chair and ottoman, designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Associates, a Mid-Century Modern design icon. Constructed of laminated Birch plyw...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Birch, Upholstery

'Grasshopper' Lounge Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Associates, 1960s
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful original lounge chair with bentwood birch frame and new white upholstery and filling by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Associates. Eero Saarinen is one of the most iconic and rec...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Birch

Vintage Swiss Production Grasshopper Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, 1950s
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Renens, CH
Grasshopper Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll The Grasshopper (or model 61) chair was designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll in 1946, it was actually the first chair designed for the ...
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Wood

Vintage Grasshopper Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage grasshopper lounge chair and ottoman designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. White painted bentwood frame with plum colored Maharam upholstery.
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Bentwood

Vintage Grasshopper Armchair by Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in New York, NY
An early grasshopper chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. USA, circa 1970. Made of a signature bentwood frame and recovered in off-white fabric as shown. Provenance: The New York Cit...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • Vintage Grasshopper Armchair by Knoll
  • Vintage Grasshopper Armchair by Knoll
  • Vintage Grasshopper Armchair by Knoll
  • Vintage Grasshopper Armchair by Knoll
H 35 in. W 29 in. D 32 in.
Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in San Mateo, CA
Knoll grasshopper chair designed by Eero Saarinen. This chair has an older restoration. The wood is in good shape and only shows light wear. There is a chip repair on one arm. The ho...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Plywood

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H 35.25 in. W 29 in. D 33 in.
Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair and Ottoman
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous Eero Saarinen grasshopper chair and ottoman. Sculptural laminated birch and original soft teal wool upholstery. Unsigned.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Birch

Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair and Ottoman
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Extremely comfortable and elegant Eero Saarinen grasshopper chair and ottoman. In good condition with original chair and ottoman set. No tears or burns to upholstery. Original wood f...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Textile, Wood

Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair and Ottoman
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Grasshopper chair designed by Eero Saarinen. In great vintage condition with original finish and upholstery. Extremely comfortable.
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair and Ottoman
  • Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair and Ottoman
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  • Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair and Ottoman
H 35.75 in. W 26.76 in. D 29.5 in.
Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Lounge Chair for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Cincinnati, OH
An upholstered grasshopper lounge chair in a seafoam green fabric with birch wood sculptural arms and legs, a early vintage version of this icon chair. Manufactured by Knoll.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair by Knoll Associates
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
The incredibly comfortable grasshopper chair reupholstered in a red tweed fabric. Arms of bent birch are also refinished. We have a second chair available which we have not reuphols...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair for Knoll Associates
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
ERRO Saarinen's iconic lounge chair in a reupholstered textured vinyl done several years ago and bent wood arms forming the legs. Wood is totally original and has a mellow patina. ...
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Vintage 1940s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

PVC

Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair for Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful Saarinen grasshopper chair by Knoll. Upholstered in the last 5 years, chair shows no wear! One of the 1st chairs designed for the Knoll Company by Saarinen in 1946. This mo...
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Birch

Classic Eero Saarinen "Grasshopper" Lounge Chair for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This "Grasshopper" lounge chair designed in 1946 by Eero Saarinen for Knoll was the first in a series of innovative sculptural pieces he created for the company. This particular desi...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Laminate

Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair by Knoll, circa 1950s
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in San Antonio, TX
This beautiful Saarinen grasshopper chair by Knoll is in overall great condition. Vintage original green upholstery. One of the 1st chairs designed for the Knoll Company by Saarinen ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Birch, Bentwood

Grasshopper Ottoman by Eero Saarinen
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Dallas, TX
Occasional stool, with birch bent plywood legs, covered in cowhide. Made by Knoll Associates.
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Footstools

  • Grasshopper Ottoman by Eero Saarinen
  • Grasshopper Ottoman by Eero Saarinen
  • Grasshopper Ottoman by Eero Saarinen
  • Grasshopper Ottoman by Eero Saarinen
H 16 in. W 23.5 in. D 17.75 in.
Original Grasshopper Chair by Eero Saarinen
By Eero Saarinen
Located in St. Louis, MO
Very nice grasshopper chair from Eero Saarinen. No tags shown, so it is possible that this was reupholstered at some time. The material here is grey/light brown suede. All buttons ar...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Original Grasshopper Chair by Eero Saarinen
By Eero Saarinen
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful and handsome grasshopper lounge chair designed by Eero Saarinen. This is the first chair that Saarinen designed for Knoll furniture in 1946. Produced from 1946-1965 the G...
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Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Maple

1940's Knoll Grasshopper Chair by Eero Saarinen
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Stamford, CT
1940's Knoll Grasshopper Chair by Eero Saarinen with a birch bentwood frame
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Vintage 1940s American Lounge Chairs

Grasshopper Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Stamford, CT
A "Grasshopper" chair designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll; newly refinished and reupholstered. Seat height with slope to back: 17"-13". Seat width: 24.5".
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Grasshopper Chairs By Eero Saarinen
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of original Grasshopper Chairs by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. Beautifully bent laminated-wood frame and tufted upholstery. Designed 1946. New upholstery.
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Grasshopper Chair
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Norwalk, CT
Designed for Knoll in 1946. The grasshopper is the first chair Saarinen designed in a series of sculptural chairs created for Knoll throughout the 1940s and 1950s. Knoll manufactured...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Birch, Upholstery

Vintage Grasshopper Chair and Ottoman by Eero Saarinen
By Eero Saarinen
Located in New York, NY
Vintage "Grasshopper" chair and ottoman by Eero Saarinen. USA, circa 1960. <br /> <br /> Walnut frame with beige wool textured upholstery.<br /> <br /> Chair measures 26.5"L x ...
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Vintage 1960s American Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

Modernica Grasshopper Chair and Ottoman by Eero Saarinen
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Pasadena, CA
The Grasshopper chair and ottoman is based on Eero Saarinen’s chair of the same name, designed for Knoll in 1946. The Grasshopper is the first chair Saarinen designed in a series of ...
Category

1990s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Saarinen Grasshopper Chair
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Finland: Eero Saarinen Grasshopper chair
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

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H 34 in. W 27.25 in. D 32 in.
Early Grasshopper Chair Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in San Diego, CA
Nice early vintage example of the classic Grasshopper chair designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. Purposefully left in all-original condition with original fabric and finish showing m...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Grasshopper Chair for Knoll by Eero Saarinen
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Houston, TX
Restored Knoll Eero Saarinen for Knoll Grasshopper Chair
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Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Birch, Fabric

Grasshopper Chair and Ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Dallas, TX
An iconic grasshopper lounge chair and matching ottoman designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll.
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Vintage 1950s Lounge Chairs

Eero Saarinen for Knoll International 1946 Grasshopper Lounge Easy Chair
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Munster, NRW
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, 1946 Legendary Grasshopper easy chair (1 of 2) Plywood parts are in very good condition, early Knoll International label. The orange-red ...
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Vintage 1950s American Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Eero Saarinen for Knoll International 1946 Grasshopper, Lounge Easy Chair
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Munster, NRW
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, 1946.  Legendary grasshopper easy chair (one of two). Plywood parts are in very good condition, early Knoll International label. The orang...
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Vintage 1950s American Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Plywood

Early Grasshopper Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Berlin, DE
Early vintage upholstered grasshopper chair designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bentwood

  • Early Grasshopper Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
  • Early Grasshopper Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
  • Early Grasshopper Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
  • Early Grasshopper Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
H 35.44 in. W 29.93 in. D 33.08 in.
Pair of Eero Saarinen "Grasshopper" Armchairs
Located in London, GB
Pair of Eero Saarinen (Finnish, 1910 -1961) Grasshopper chairs, by Knoll Associates, laminated plywood frame c.1945 The Saarinen Grasshopper chair was the first chair Eero Saarine...
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Lounge Chairs

  • Pair of Eero Saarinen "Grasshopper" Armchairs
  • Pair of Eero Saarinen "Grasshopper" Armchairs
  • Pair of Eero Saarinen "Grasshopper" Armchairs
  • Pair of Eero Saarinen "Grasshopper" Armchairs
H 34.26 in. W 26.38 in. D 35.44 in.
Early 'Grasshopper' Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Associates
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Eero Saarinen's iconic 'Grasshopper' chair designed for Knoll Associates. Early example (circa late 1940s), as indicated by the early 'Knoll Associates' decal. Composed of bentwood a...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Plywood, Birch

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Grasshopper Chair and Ottoman in Zebra Hide
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
This original Grasshopper chair and ottoman was designed for Knoll in 1946 by Eero Saarinen. The Grasshopper is the first chair Saarinen designed in a series of sculptural chairs cr...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Zebra Hide

Beautiful Early Grasshopper Chair by Eero Saarien for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Atlanta, GA
Exceptional example of the Model 61 " Grasshopper " chair by Eero Saarien for Knoll, circa 1950's. The frame is in Excellent Vintage Condition, with recent cream upholstery. This I...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Wood

Early Pair of All Original Saarinen Knoll Grasshopper Chairs
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Grasshopper chairs, circa early 1950s. These fabulous all original examples are upholstered in their original copper black and off-white striped textile. Orig...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Assocs. Grasshopper Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Armed chair of contoured seat suspended between two bent birch plywood legs and arms of one piece.
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Vintage 1940s American Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Assocs. Grasshopper Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Early Knoll Grasshopper Chair, reupholstered in vintage fabric, arms original finish.
Category

American Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Grasshopper Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Asscocitates
Located in Dallas, TX
Grasshopper lounge chair designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Associates 1946-1965.
Category

Vintage 1950s Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Original Grasshopper Chair and Ottoman by Eero Saarinen
Located in Dallas, TX
Rare and original chair and ottoman, bent birch frame with upholstered seating. Made by Knoll Associates.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Chairs

Materials

Birch, Upholstery

Early Production Grasshopper Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
Located in Ferndale, MI
Early Production Grasshopper Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll (water decal intact)
Category

Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs

Early Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Washington, DC
Excellent example of an early Saarinen Grasshopper chair by Knoll. The chair has been professionally reupholstered with bouclé Knoll upholstery. Frame is in excellent condition and ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair by Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Highland, IN
Saarinen's model 61 "Grasshopper " chair was the first lounge chair he designed for Knoll in 1946. Responding to what he saw as the relaxed posture a sitter desires, he sought to sup...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair by Knoll
  • Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair by Knoll
  • Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair by Knoll
  • Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair by Knoll
H 34.75 in. W 31 in. D 35 in.
Pair of Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chairs, circa 1945
By Eero Saarinen
Located in London, GB
Pair of 'Grasshopper' model chairs by the Finnish designer Eero Saarinen, made by Knoll Associates, circa 1945. The frame in a continuous strip of laminated plywood. curving round fr...
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Vintage 1940s American Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Early Grasshopper Chair
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Eero Saarinen for Knoll pre 1952 grasshopper chair. This example was purchased from the original owner and has been newly finished and upholstered in a lovely Knoll Kampala upholstery.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Birch

Grasshopper Chair with Ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Ferndale, MI
Early Production Grasshopper Chair with Ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. 1950's label on Ottoman. Ottoman: 23.5" wide x 18" deep x 16" tall
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Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs

Early Eero Saarinen for HG Knoll Grasshopper Chair in Scarlet Rivington Textile
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Ferndale, MI
Beautifully and correctly restored Eero Saarinen Grasshopper chair with ottoman. Seat has been re webbed with fresh padding. Arms and legs nicely finished in golden blonde. Covered i...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Maple

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Grasshopper Chair and Ottoman Restored in Sheepskin
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
This original grasshopper chair and ottoman was designed for Knoll in 1946 by Eero Saarinen. The Grasshopper is the first chair Saarinen designed in a series of sculptural chairs cre...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Birch

Eero Saarinen Grasshopper For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the eero saarinen grasshopper you’re looking for. Each eero saarinen grasshopper for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and upholstery. Your living room may not be complete without a eero saarinen grasshopper — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A eero saarinen grasshopper is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are sought with frequency. Eero Saarinen and Knoll each produced at least one beautiful eero saarinen grasshopper that is worth considering.

How Much is a Eero Saarinen Grasshopper?

The average selling price for a eero saarinen grasshopper at 1stDibs is $4,500, while they’re typically $1,450 on the low end and $16,000 for the highest priced.

eero-saarinen Biography and Important Works

Through his work as an architect and designer, Eero Saarinen was a prime mover in the introduction of modernism into the American mainstream. Particularly affecting were the organic, curvilinear forms seen in Saarinen’s furniture and his best-known structures: the gull-winged TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy airport in New York (opened 1962), Dulles International Airport in Virginia (1962) and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri (1965).

Saarinen had a peerless modernist pedigree. His father, Eliel Saarinen, was an eminent Finnish architect who in 1932 became the first head of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Detroit. The school became synonymous with progressive design and decorative arts in the United States, and while studying there the younger Saarinen met and befriended several luminaries of mid-century modernism, among them Harry Bertoia and Charles and Ray Eames.

At Cranbrook, Saarinen also met Florence Schust Knoll, who, as director of her husband Hans Knoll's eponymous furniture company, would put Saarinen’s best designs into production. These include the Grasshopper chair, designed in 1946 and so named because its angled bentwood frame resembles the insect; the Tulip chair (1956), a flower-shaped fiberglass shell mounted on a cast-aluminum pedestal; and the lushly contoured Womb lounge chair and ottoman (1948). In his furniture as in his architecture, the keynotes of Eero Saarinen’s designs are simplicity, strength and grace.

Finding the Right Lounge Chairs for You

The lounge chair is known to all for its comfort and familiar form, but its history is slightly more ambiguous. While there are rare armchairs dating back as far as the 17th century, some believe that origins of the first official “lounge chair” are tied to Hungarian modernist designer-architect Marcel Breuer. While Breuer wasn’t exactly reinventing the wheel when he introduced the Wassily lounge chair in 1925, his recliner was indeed revolutionary for its integration of bent tubular steel.

Officially, a lounge chair is simply defined as a “comfortable armchair,” which allows for the shape and material of the furnishings to be extremely diverse. Whether or not chaise longues make the cut for this category is a matter of frequent debate.

The Eames lounge chair, on the other hand, has come to define somewhat of a universal perception of what a lounge chair can be. Introduced in 1956, the chair (and its partner in cozy, the ottoman) quickly became staples in television shows, prestigious office buildings and gorgeous living rooms. Venerable American designers Charles and Ray Eames intended for it to be the peak of luxury, which they knew meant taking furniture to the next level of style and comfort. Their chair inspired many modern interpretations of the lounge — as well as numerous copies.

On 1stDibs, find a broad range of lounge chairs that includes everything from antique Victorian-era seating to vintage mid-century modern lounge-chair options by craftsmen such as Hans Wegner to contemporary choices from today’s innovative designers.