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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 (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.

Iconic Designs from Eero Saarinen
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42" Knoll Saarinen Walnut Dining Table
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Pasadena, TX
Knoll 42" Mid-Century Modern Saarinen walnut dining table A Saarinen modern tulip table with a walnut top and a knife edge. Base is heavy molded cast aluminum. Measure...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Furniture

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Walnut

One Contemporary Knoll Eero Saarinen 72C-PC Dining Side Chair
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Pasadena, TX
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Furniture

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Steel, Plastic

Set of 8 Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Armchairs
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Pasadena, TX
Knoll Eero Saarinen Saarinen began his career as a student at Yale University and after travels and studies in Europe returned to the U.S. and taught for a brief period at Cran...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Furniture

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Steel

Set of Six Mid-Century Modern Saarinen Executive Armchairs
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Pasadena, TX
Set of six Mid-Century Modern Saarinen executive armchairs Saarinen began his career as a student at Yale University and after travels and studies in Europe returned to the U.S. a...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Furniture

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Chrome

Set of Six Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Executive Armchairs for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Pasadena, TX
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Furniture

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Fabric, Chrome

1 Original Knoll Eero Saarinen Swivel Tulip Armchair
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Furniture

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Aluminum, Fiberglass

1 Vintage Eero Saarinen Executive Armchair
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Furniture

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Tulip Armchair
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Furniture

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Fiberglass

Eero Saarinen for Knoll 72U Chair; Set of Four
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Furniture

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Steel, PVC

(6) Contemporary Knoll Eero Saarinen 72C-PC Dining Side Chairs
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Pasadena, TX
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Furniture

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Chrome

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Tobia Scarpa for Knoll Square Andre Dining Table
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Set of 6 Vintage Midcentury Umanoff Saarinen Style Stools
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