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.

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Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs in Celadon Velve...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Montage
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chair...
Gold Plate, Upholstery, Velvet
The next generation of Eero Saarinen's famed executive chairs have arrived. Edited by Montage, 100% authentic Eero Saarinen for Knoll executive chairs completely restored ground-up with...
Set of Four Reupholstered Saarinen Executive Chair...
Eero Saarinen, Florence Knoll
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Eero Saarinen was one of the most iconic and prolific designers of the 20th century. From the TWA Airport to the Tulip furniture collection, his pieces are immediately recognizable, and...
Set of Four Early Eero Saarinen Tulip Chairs by Kn...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Metal, Upholstery, Fiberglass
Set of four early Eero Saarinen trip chairs by Knoll. Chairs have been expertly refinished. Seat cushions are original and one has a substantial tear. Chairs should be reupholstered whi...
Early Knoll Tulip Base Coffee Table by Eero Saarin...
Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Iron, Laminate, Wood
Very early cast iron base coffee table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, white laminate top.
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Round Oak Top Side Table S...
Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Aluminum, Oak
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Round Oak Top Side Table Signed USA 1970's. Oak top refinished in an espresso finish. Aluminum pedestal base professionally repainted. Retains paper shipping lab...
Early Saarinen Executive Dining Chair Armchair Version
Early Saarinen Executive Dining Chair Armchair Ver...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
This is an early version of the classic Saarinen design for Knoll dining chair. We have a total of three of these original, wood leg version of this classic Saarinen for Knoll design ch...
Iconic Knoll Tulip Table by Eero Saarinen, All White Pristine Condition
Iconic Knoll Tulip Table by Eero Saarinen, All Whi...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Aluminum, Laminate
In a 1956 Time magazine cover story, Eero Saarinen said that “the underside of typical tables and chairs makes a confusing, unrestful world” and he was designing a new collection to “cl...
Early Saarinen Executive Dining Chair Armchair Version
Early Saarinen Executive Dining Chair Armchair Ver...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
This is an early version of the classic Saarinen design for Knoll dining chair. We have a total of three of these original, wood leg version of this classic Saarinen for Knoll design ch...
Knoll Marble -Top Table
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll International
Knoll Marble -Top Table
Eero Saarinen, Knoll International
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Metal, Marble
A wonderful Eero Saarinen marble-top dining table with tulip shaped black base. The Classic Mid Century Modern design of this table is to this day one of the most iconic designs of Kn...
Set of Four Eero Saarinen Fiberglass Tulip Armchai...
Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Leather, Fiberglass
Four identical tulip chairs, structurally sound. Original warm white finish. Caramel leather seat cushion can be recovered at an additional cost.
Set of Four Eero Saarinen for Florence Knoll Executive Side Chairs
Set of Four Eero Saarinen for Florence Knoll Execu...
Eero Saarinen, Florence Knoll
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Velvet, Chrome
A set of four newly upholstered executive side chairs by Eero Saarinen, newly upholstered in navy velvet.
Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Womb Chair in Shearling
Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Womb Ch...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Wool
Womb chair designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, USA, d 1948 / circa 1960s. Reupholstered in wool shearling and steel frame. Measures: 35 ½" H x 40" W x 34" D x seat 16" H.
Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair with Vintage Knoll...
Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs
Maple
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Grasshopper with rare new vintage Knoll fabric.
Knoll Saarinen Pedestal Table
Knoll Saarinen Pedestal Table
Eero Saarinen
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dining Room Tables
Marble
Eero Saarinen designed the Saarinen pedestal table collection to resolve the "ugly, confusing, unrestful world" underneath tables and chairs. The collection is a defining accomplishment...
Saarinen Executive Armchairs in Dove Luxe-Suede
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Montage
Customizable
Saarinen Executive Armchairs in Dove Luxe-Suede
Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Montage
2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Ultrasuede, Chrome
Montage has been restoring Saarinen Executive chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine, right in our very own workroom. Skilled craftsmen bring each chair back to life to live o...
Eero Saarinen Oval Walnut Dining Table for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll Associates Inc.
Eero Saarinen Oval Walnut Dining Table for Knoll
Eero Saarinen, Knoll Associates Inc.
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Timeless vintage Eero Saarinen oval dining table in walnut for Knoll Associates Inc. This is a vintage, all original 1950s example. Excellent condition. Impressive, substantial walnut s...
Early Saarinen Executive Dining Chair Armchair Version
Early Saarinen Executive Dining Chair Armchair Ver...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
This is an early version of the classic Saarinen design for Knoll dining chair. We have a total of three of these original, wood leg version of this classic Saarinen for Knoll design ch...
Oval Tulip Coffee Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
2010s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Laminate, Wood, Metal
Oval Tulip coffee table, designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, Italian, originally designed in 1957, this example is circa 2000s production. It was purchased for the Art Basel show in Mi...
1960s Eero Saarinen Tulip Dining Table and Six Swi...
Eero Saarinen, Knoll International
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
Metal, Aluminum, Fiberglass, Wood
Beautiful genuine Eero Saarinen for Knoll International dining set, tulip dining table (120 cm diameter ca. 47,25 in.) and a set of six (6) matching tulip dining swivel chairs model 151...
Saarinen Executive Armchairs in Bone Luxe-Suede, 24-Karat Gold Edition
Customizable
Saarinen Executive Armchairs in Bone Luxe-Suede, 2...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Montage
2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Gold Plate, Upholstery, Ultrasuede
The next generation of Eero Saarinen's famed Executive Chairs have arrived. Edited by Montage, 100% authentic Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive chairs completely restored ground-up with...
Saarinen Executive Armless Chair in Black Velvet
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll International
Saarinen Executive Armless Chair in Black Velvet
Eero Saarinen, Knoll International
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Velvet, Chrome
Mid-Century Classic Eero Saarinen executive armless chair, manufactured by Knoll Furniture. This has been custom upholstered in a Noir 100% cotton Italian velvet. We completely restore ...
Original Marble Tulip Dining Table by Eero Saarine...
Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Aluminum, Carrara Marble
One of the most highly coveted vintage-designer items at present, this elegant marble top dining table designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll features a broad circular top of Carrara marbl...
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Arabescato Marble Dining T...
Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Marble
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Arabescato round table with beautiful veining. Table is in very nice condition, white base shows no scuffs or wear. Marble has no chips, cracks or scratches. Cla...
Pair of Early Eero Saarinen Executive Armchairs for Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Knoll International
Pair of Early Eero Saarinen Executive Armchairs fo...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Knoll International
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Wool, Upholstery, Birch
Bentwood laminate tapered legs with original black Knoll wool upholstery. The fabric and cushion are still in very good condition. The color is still very deep with very little fading d...
Tulip Table Marble Top by Earo Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll International
Tulip Table Marble Top by Earo Saarinen for Knoll
Eero Saarinen, Knoll International
Vintage 1950s American Modern Dining Room Tables
Saarinen Classic round 42" white and rose color marble-top on white painted base. Designed for Knoll.
Tulip Table Round by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Studio
Tulip Table Round by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Studi...
Eero Saarinen, Knoll Studio
Vintage 1950s American Modern Dining Room Tables
Wooden 54" top with nice grains on black base. Signed under the top. In very good condition.
Pair of Saarinen for Knoll Executive Swivel Chairs
Pair of Saarinen for Knoll Executive Swivel Chairs...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Stainless Steel, Linen
Pair of Saarinen for Knoll Executive swivel chairs in newly recovered in orange linen.
Vintage Pair of Eero Saarinen for Knoll 'Tulip' Si...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Iron, Laminate
Lovely pair of early Knoll 'Tulip' side tables by the important and innovative architect Eero Saarinen in cast iron and white laminate, U.S.A, 1950s. These examples retain the original ...
Eero Saarinen Knoll Side Table Black Carrara Marbl...
Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Aluminum, Marble
Eero Saarinen Knoll Side Table Black Carrara Marble Signed USA 1980's. 16 inch Black carrara marble-top with subtle shards of white. Dated 1984 on paper label on undeside of top. Origin...
Spectacular Eero Saarinen Tulip Dining Table in Ve...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Marble
Absolutely spectacular Eero Saarinen 36 inch dining table with flawless Verdi Alpi marble top. Signed Knoll. In superb condition.
Set of Six Eero Saarinen Tulip Dining Chairs for K...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1960s American Dining Room Chairs
Newly restored set of six swivel tulip dining chairs designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. Both chairs and cushions are labelled. These are in flawless condition.
Two Eero Saarinen for Knoll Marble Tulip Side Tabl...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Steel, Marble
Two Eero Saarinen for Knoll Marble tulip side tables. In excellent condition.
Vintage Eero Saarinen Executive Chairs for Knoll w...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Zebra Hide, Walnut
"Featured in nearly all Florence Knoll-designed interiors, the Saarinen Executive Chair has remained one of our most popular designs for nearly 70 years. The design, which is now found ...
Cast Iron Tulip Pedestal Side Tables by Eero Saari...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Iron, Laminate
A vintage pair of classic Mid-Century Modern round 'tulip' side tables with white laminate tops supported on enameled cast iron pedestal bases. Model number 160 with manufacturer’s pape...
Vintage Oval Pedestal Side Table by Eero Saarinen
Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1950s American Side Tables
Marble
A fine early example of an oval Italian Carrara, Calacatta marble top and off-white enameled tulip pedestal base cigarette side table, mod. no. 161, by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. American...
Vintage Walnut Tulip Side Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll Associates Inc.
Vintage Walnut Tulip Side Table by Eero Saarinen f...
Eero Saarinen, Knoll Associates Inc.
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Walnut
Eero Saarinen walnut tulip side table for Knoll Associates. Iconic design that draws its form from a drop of liquid. Despite the size, this side table maintains it's center of gravity; ...
Eero Saarinen Executive Armchairs for Knoll and De Coene
By Knoll, De Coene Frères, Eero Saarinen
Eero Saarinen Executive Armchairs for Knoll and De...
Knoll, De Coene Frères, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Comfortable and elegant Saarinen executive chairs for Knoll and De Coene. De Coene was a Belgian manufacturer located in Kortrijk which, as from 1954, had the exclusive rights for produ...
Knoll Marble Top Coffee Table Oval
By Eero Saarinen, Florence Knoll
Knoll Marble Top Coffee Table Oval
Eero Saarinen, Florence Knoll
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Metal, Carrara Marble
Eero Saarinen designed this elegant tulip base coffee table for Knoll. The 54" white Carrara marble Top is in excellent condition and original and bares the paper label from 1959.
Marble Tulip Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, circa 1970
Marble Tulip Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Kno...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Knoll International
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Aluminum, Carrara Marble
One of the most highly coveted vintage-designer items at present, this elegant marble top dining table designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International features a broad circular top of...
Mid-Century Modern Pair of Bose Speakers on Eero S...
Eero Saarinen, Bose
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Racks and Stands
For your consideration is a gorgeous pair of standing speakers, mounted on Eero Saarinen tulip bases, by Bose, circa 1970s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 21" W x 13" D x 30...
Newly Upholstered Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen for ...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Metal, Wool
When Florence Knoll requested that Eero Saarinen design a chair like a basket full of pillows, the result was the ground breaking womb armchair. This iconic chair and has been newly uph...
Saarinen Executive Armchairs in Bone Luxe-Suede, 2...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Montage
2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Ultrasuede, Gold Plate
The next generation of Eero Saarinen's famed executive chairs have arrived. Edited by Montage, 100% authentic Eero Saarinen for Knoll executive chairs completely restored ground-up with...
Pair of Eero Saarinen Knoll Marble Side Tables
Pair of Eero Saarinen Knoll Marble Side Tables
Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1970s Swiss Side Tables
Carrara Marble
Pair of marble side tables by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Measure: 41 cm diameter, 52 cm high Very good condition.
Set of Four Vintage Saarinen Swivel Chairs
Set of Four Vintage Saarinen Swivel Chairs
Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
A nice set of four chairs with good age in very nice restored condition. Original vinyl covered cushions. Chairs have been professionally painted.
Saarinen Executive Armchairs in Dove Luxe-Suede, Set of Ten
Customizable
Saarinen Executive Armchairs in Dove Luxe-Suede, S...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Montage
2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Ultrasuede, Chrome
Montage has been restoring Saarinen executive chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine, right in our very own workroom. Skilled craftsmen bring each chair back to life to live o...
Newly Upholstered Womb Chair and Ottoman by Eero S...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Metal, Wool
Newly upholstered early production womb chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Associates. This example possesses an early production black frame which looks striking against the blueish wool...
Vintage Grasshopper Chair and Ottoman by Eero Saar...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Birch
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 plywood...
Set of six Knoll Saarinen Swivel Tulip Dining Chai...
Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Metal, Fiberglass
Super nice set of six signed Knoll vintage Saarinen swivel tulip dining chairs in very nice vintage condition-some of the nicest we have seen. The pads are new and are well constructed-...
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Side Chair with ...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Fabric, Wood
Executive side chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll with wood legs is newly upholstered in a yellow cotton print.
Eero Saarinen Tulip Stools for Knoll in Fabric
Eero Saarinen Tulip Stools for Knoll in Fabric
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Set of three tulip stools designed by Eero Saarinen in 1956 for Knoll. Two of them are upholstered with navy blue fabric and the third one with dark green fabric. Stools bear original p...
Early Eero Saarinen for Knoll Marble Tulip Coffee Table
Early Eero Saarinen for Knoll Marble Tulip Coffee ...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1950s Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Carrara Marble
Great vintage condition a couple tiny flee bite chips on the edge which is very normal for these can be filled if desired but there hard to notice as it is has its original early bo...
Vintage Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Tables
An fine vintage example of the large 54" diameter dining table with white laminate top, mod. no. 164, by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, American, circa 1957.
First Generation Tulip Armchairs, Eero Saarinen for Knoll Associates, circa 1959
First Generation Tulip Armchairs, Eero Saarinen fo...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Knoll Associates Inc.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Aluminum, Fabric, Fiberglass
First generation set of four Tulip armchairs by Eero Saarinen which were part of the "Pedestal Collection" originally created for Knoll Associates in 1957. The early Knoll Associates la...
12 Reupholstered Chairs by Eero Saarinen for Knoll...
Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1940s North American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Velvet
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, set of eight chairs model 72, in metal and pink fabric, by United States 1948. Eight organic shaped chairs designed by Eero Saarinen. This iconi...
Rare "Swedish Grace" Cabinet / Bar / Sideboard Attributed to Eliel Saarinen
Rare "Swedish Grace" Cabinet / Bar / Sideboard Att...
Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets
Rare double level cabinet, sideboard, buffet, bar or etagere in the modern neoclassical tradition known as Swedish Grace in Scandinavia. The piece is attributed Eliel Saarinen, the fa...
Eero Sarrinen Womb Chair and Ottoman by Knoll
Eero Sarrinen Womb Chair and Ottoman by Knoll
Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
A wonderful Womb chair with matching ottoman in a nubby beige wool blend fabric with satin black sculptural metal frame. Retains the manufactures tag by the Knoll Furniture company a Cl...
Eero Saarinen Knoll Calacatta Marble Oval Dining Table
Eero Saarinen Knoll Calacatta Marble Oval Dining T...
Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Iron, Marble
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Calacatta marble oval dining table, circa mid-1970s. This all original example has an incredibly grained knife edge marble top with the earlier iron base. Labele...
Saarinen Executive Arm Chairs in Black Velvet, Set of Six
Saarinen Executive Arm Chairs in Black Velvet, Set...
Eero Saarinen, Knoll International
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Chrome, Velvet
Mid-Century classic Eero Saarinen executive arm chairs, manufactured by Knoll Furniture. These are custom upholstered in a deep noir black 100% cotton Italian velvet. We completely rest...