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Eero Saarinen Furniture

Eero Saarinen (USA, 1910-1961)

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 (1958), 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.

Iconic Designs from Eero Saarinen
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Executive Arm Chair
Executive Arm Chair
Saarinen Pedestal Table
Saarinen Pedestal Table
Womb Chair
Womb Chair
Executive Armless Chair
Executive Armless Chair
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Eero Saarinen for Knoll Marble Table
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Classic Eero Saarinen for Knoll 47" round marble dining table. Probably 5-10 years old. Table is in very nice condition. Shows some fine scratches in the top coat, base looks brand n...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Furniture

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Carrara Marble, Aluminum

Pair of Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Wood Legged Chairs
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Furniture

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Upholstery, Bentwood

Eero Saarinen for Knoll 1950s Womb Chair and Ottoman
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Nice early example from 1950s, cap style feet model. Newly upholstered in a red nubby weave fabric. Fiberglass body with metal frame work and legs. Said to comfort comparable to a Mo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Furniture

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Iron

Saarinen for Knoll Marble Dining Table
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Furniture

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Aluminum, Carrara Marble

Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair for Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
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1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Furniture

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Upholstery, Birch

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