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Midcentury Saarinen Executive Chairs for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Midcentury Saarinen Executive chair in reddish brown / burns sienna leather. With manual adjustable
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Metal

Knoll Eero Saarinen Executive Chair, Armchair black upholstery
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Chicago, IL
This for (1) Saarinen Executive Chair, armchair version. Knoll, Circa 1985. Black upholstery
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1980s Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Chrome

Vintage Pair of Knoll Saarinen Executive Chairs
By Knoll
Located in Austin, TX
featured in almost all of the Florence Knoll’s interiors, the Sarrinen Executive chair has remained a
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Upholstery, Walnut

Set of 8 Saarinen Executive chairs by Eero Saarinen – Knoll International
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Brussels, BE
Set of 8 “Saarinen Executive” armchairs with tubular legs. Cognac-colored leather cover. This
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Leather

Knoll Saarinen Executive Arm Chair in Velvet, Gold Edition
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
The next generation of Eero Saarinen's famed executive chairs have arrived, 100% authentic Eero
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs in Emerald Velvet, Gold Edition, Set of 6
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
The next generation of Eero Saarinen's famed executive chairs have arrived, 100% authentic Eero
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs in Noir Velvet, Gold Edition, Set of 6
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
The next generation of Eero Saarinen's famed executive chairs have arrived, 100% authentic Eero
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chair in Navy Velvet, Steel Tubular Legs
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
We have been restoring Saarinen Executive Chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine. We’ve
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Steel

Saarinen for Knoll Executive Arm Chairs in Navy Velvet, Chrome Tubular Legs
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
Montage has been restoring Saarinen Executive chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Chrome

Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs in Gunmetal Velvet, Set of 6
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
We have been restoring Saarinen Executive Chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine. We’ve
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Stainless Steel

Eero Saarinen Executive Armchairs for Knoll and De Coene
By De Coene Frères, Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Comfortable and iconic Saarinen executive chairs for Knoll / De Coene. De Coene was a Belgian
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1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Chrome

Saarinen Executive Armchairs in Velvet, Swivel Base, Gold Edition, Set of 6
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
The next generation of Eero Saarinen's famed executive chairs have arrived, 100% authentic Eero
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chair in Emerald Green Velvet, Vintage Swivel Base
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
We've been restoring Saarinen executive chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine, right in
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chair in Royal Blue Velvet, Vintage Swivel Base
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
We've been restoring Saarinen executive chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine, right in
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs in Velvet, Chrome Tubular Legs, Set of 12
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
The next generation of Eero Saarinen's famed executive chairs have arrived, 100% authentic Eero
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs in Navy Velvet, Obsidian Matte
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
We have been restoring Saarinen Executive Chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine, right
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chair in Leather and Suede, Vintage Swivel Base
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
Montage has been restoring Saarinen Executive Chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armchair in Gunmetal Velvet on Vintage Swivel Base
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
We've been restoring Saarinen Executive chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine, right in
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Steel

Pair of Eero Saarinen Knoll Executive Chairs Full Restoration by Greenapple
By Greenapple, Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Lisboa, PT
Collectible Vintage Pair of Executive Chairs by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. Eero Saarinen designed
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1990s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Leather, Fabric, Bouclé, Velvet, Oak, Walnut

Pair of Eero Saarinen Knoll Executive Armchairs Full Restoration by Greenapple
By Greenapple, Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Lisboa, PT
, startlingly different from the other. The Model 71 and 72 Chairs – now known as the Saarinen Executive Chairs
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1990s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Oak, Walnut, Leather, Fabric, Bouclé, Velvet

Midcentury Grey Wool Upholstered Eero Saarinen Knoll Armchair, One Chair
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Basel, BS
. Eero Saarinen Executive Chairs made by Knoll Associates. Originally designed in 1950. Featured in
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Wool, Wood

Saarinen Executive Armchair with Metal Legs for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Glendale, CA
Eero Saarinen Executive Chair with metal legs for Knoll. Originally designed in 1946, this late
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Chrome

KNOLL Eero Saarinen Executive Armchairs- Textured Knoll Upholstery 7 available
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Hudson, NY
to a denim color. Stunning in person The Saarinen Executive Chair (designed in 1946) was
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Chrome

Eero Sarineen Original Executive Armchairs in South African Cow Hide
By Eero Saarinen, Florence Knoll
Located in Saint Louis, US
Featured in nearly all Florence Knoll-designed interiors, the Saarinen Executive Chair has remained
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Cowhide

Knoll Desk Chair in Contrasting Saddle Leather/Suede, Vintage Swivel Base
By Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
Montage has been restoring Saarinen Executive Chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Metal

Vintage Boho Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armless Boucle Chair
By Eero Saarinen
Located in west palm beach, FL
A fabulous vintage Boho armless chair. Designed by the MCM icon Saarinen for Knoll and tagged below
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Bouclé, Upholstery, Wood

Eero Saarinen Executive Side Chair For Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Executive side chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll features green print, linen blend upholstery with
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Chrome

Pair of Brown Saarinen Executive / Dining Chairs or Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this pair of Eero Saarinen for Knoll executive chairs. With brown fabric
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Metal

Saarinen Executive Side Chair with Fiberglass Back by Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
This vintage Knoll Associates executive side chair, designed by the renowned Eero Saarinen
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Metal

Saarinen Executive Armless Chair in Emerald Velvet, Gold Edition
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
Edited by Montage, 100% authentic Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armless Chairs completely
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Steel

Executive Armchair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Excellent condition Eero Saarinen Executive Armchair manufactured by Knoll. Upholstery is clean and
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Steel

Eero Saarinen Executive Armless Chair for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Eero Saarinen executive armless chair for Knoll. Inspired by his Womb chair design, the molded
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Mid-20th Century North American Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Wool

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive/Dining Chairs Up to 30
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration are these Eero Saarinen for Knoll executive chairs. With black fabric and
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Metal

Set of 4 Saarinen Executive Side Chairs by Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of 4 Model 72 executive chairs by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International. These feature a fluid
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Steel

Saarinen Executive Side Chair with Metal Legs for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Glendale, CA
Saarinen Executive side chair with metal legs for Knoll. Originally designed in 1946, this late
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Chrome

Eero Saarinen Executive Armchair
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
We have up to ten available in this upholstery which is a Knoll textile with Bergamo piping. Or you can do in a fabric of your choice.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Metal

Eero Saarinen Executive Armchair
Eero Saarinen Executive Armchair
H 31.5 in W 26 in D 24.75 in
Olive Leather Knoll Saarinen Six Executive Bucket Chairs Set
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Set of six Knoll adjustable height office executive barrel chairs. Beautiful olive genuine leather
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Leather

Saarinen Executive Arm Chairs in Pavo Blue Velvet, Gold Edition, Pair
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
We’ve restored this set of 2 Eero Saarinen for Knoll executive chairs using a 100% Cotton Italian
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Steel

Set of 4 Executive Chairs by Eero Saarinen, Knoll International, Germany
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in München, Bavaria
smaller model: 65 x 65 x 78 x 46 cm (Width x Depth x Height x Seat Height) The Executive Chair is an
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Steel

Saarinen Executive Arm Chairs in Emerald Velvet, Gold Edition, Set of 6
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
We’ve restored this set of 6 Eero Saarinen for Knoll executive chairs using a 100% Cotton Italian
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Steel

Pair Original Bronze Green Early Eero Saarinen 71 Executive Side Chairs Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
We are offering a beautiful pair of executive 71 side chairs designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
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Mid-20th Century American Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Metal

Mid-Century Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armless Chairs. set of 4, dated 1963
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Set of 4 early Eero Saarinen design armless executive chairs from 1963. Manufactured by Knoll
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Aluminum

Armless Executive Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1983. Upholstered in dark green wool. On vaster, height adjustable and swivels.
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Wool

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchairs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
We have a set of 12 like new Eero Saarinen executive armchairs. These would be wonderful re
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Chrome

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchairs
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchairs
H 31.5 in W 25.5 in D 24.5 in
1999 Knoll Saarinen Armless Executive Side / Dining Chair in Green Fabric
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Saarinen Executive Armless Side Chair, Model 72C, designed in 1950 by Eero Saarinen and
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1990s American Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Steel

1960s Eero Saarinen Knoll International Black Fabric Executive Arm Dining Chair
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is an Executive Armchair with tubular legs designed by Eero Saarinen and produced
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1960s American Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Metal

Eero Saarinen for Knoll 'Executive' Dining Chair in Ocher Yellow Upholstery
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, dining chair model 72, plywood, fabric, United States
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Fabric, Wood

Eero Saarinen for Knoll / De Coene "executive" lounge chair, 1958 U.S.A.
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Eero Saarinen for Knoll lounge chair with new petrol green velvet upholstery. The chair is not
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Metal

Knoll Eero Saarinen Executive Tubular Leg Chair in Cowtan & Tout Velvet
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Miami, FL
Knoll Eero Saarinen executive tubular leg chair in Cowtan & Tout velvet Offered for sale is a
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Metal

Saarinen Executive Arm Chair in Original Black Leather, Contemporary Swivel Base
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
Gorgeous Knoll Saarinen office chair on a contemporary swivel base. These classic chairs come in
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1990s American Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Chrome

4 pieces of Eero Saarinen/Knoll International fantastic executive chair Mod.72
By Knoll, Nordiska Kompaniet, Eero Saarinen
Located in Djurhamn, SE
chairs you will own. The Finnish-American architect and furniture designer Eero Saarinen assumed that
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Metal

1963 Pair of Eero Saarinen for Knoll Red Vinyl Armless Executive Dining Chairs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a pair of armless executive dining / side chairs, designed by Eero Saarinen and
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1960s American Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Metal

Couple Saarinen Conference Chair, Steel Legs
By Eliel Saarinen
Located in Catania, IT
The Saarinen Conference is a chair conceived from the idea of transforming the executive seat into
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1960s Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

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Steel

Couple Saarinen Conference Chair, Steel Legs
Couple Saarinen Conference Chair, Steel Legs
H 31.49 in W 21.65 in D 18.5 in
1974 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Rolling Executive Office Chairs Original Red Fabric
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Saarinen rolling executive office chair with arms. These are gorgeous and original examples, which are
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1970s American Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Metal

1974 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Rolling Executive Office Chairs Original Tan Fabric
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Saarinen rolling executive armless office chair. These are gorgeous and original examples, which are dated
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1970s American Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Metal

1974 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Rolling Executive Office Chair Original Blue Fabric
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a single (each chair is sold separately, though two are available) Eero Saarinen
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1970s American Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Metal

Saarinen Executive Armchair in Original Black Leather, Steel Tubular Legs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
Manufactured by Knoll Furniture, the mid-century classic vintage Eero Saarinen Executive Armchair
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Chrome

Eero Saarinen Knoll Executive Dining Chair/Armchairs with Tubular Legs, Set of 4
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Set of four Mid-Century Modern executive dining chair set featuring 2 side chairs and 2 armchairs
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Steel

1960s Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchair in Tan Fabric
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a 1960s production executive armchair with metal legs designed by Eero Saarinen and
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1960s American Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Steel

Pair of Saarinen Executive Armchairs Knoll Mid-Century Modern
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
renowned designer Eero Saarinen for Knoll. These iconic chairs feature a classic 4-leg chromed tube steel
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1960s American Organic Modern Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage

Materials

Metal

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Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the saarinen executive chair vintage you’re looking for. Frequently made of fabric, metal and upholstery, every saarinen executive chair vintage was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect saarinen executive chair vintage — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. A saarinen executive chair vintage, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Scandinavian Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Eero Saarinen, Knoll and De Coene Frères each produced at least one beautiful saarinen executive chair vintage that is worth considering.

How Much is a Saarinen Executive Chair Vintage?

A saarinen executive chair vintage can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,173, while the lowest priced sells for $250 and the highest can go for as much as $15,995.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.