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Eero Saarinen Seating

Finnish, 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 (1957), 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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Creator: Eero Saarinen
Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Red Executive Armless Chairs Set of 6
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern set of six Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One of Knoll's most popular designs that achieved supreme comfort through the shape of it...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Steel, Chrome

Eero Saarinen Mid-Century Womb Chair & Ottoman by Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Southampton, NY
This Iconic original Womb Chair and accompanying ottoman is by famed Finnish/ American designer Eero Saarinen and produced by Knoll. The chair and ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Metal

Saarinen Womb Chair and Ottoman by Knoll
By Eero Saarinen
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Eero Saarinen Womb Chair and Ottoman Late 1960s production by Knoll Re-Upholstered Original Black Enamel Frame Color of the fabric is black with gray undertones, the last photo ,I ...
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1960s American Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Upholstery

Saarinen Executive Armchair in Saddle Leather, Swivel Base
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
We have been restoring Saarinen executive chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine, right in our very own workroom. We’ve restored these chairs using a supple Italian Leather...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Metal

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 Velvet in the color Emerald. Skilled craftsmen h...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Steel

Eero Saarinen Womb Chair And Ottoman
By Eero Saarinen
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An original Womb Chair and Ottoman Manufactured by Knoll C.1975 Original Upholstery Labeled ottoman- 24" x 20" x 15"
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1970s North American Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Upholstery

Early Womb Chair Designed for Eero Saarinen
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Stamford, CT
A early production womb chair designed by Eero Saarinen. Produced by Knoll starting in 1946 this model was produced in 1952. It re...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Steel

Early Eero Saarinen “Womb” Chair
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Lake Worth Beach, FL
Artist/Designer: Eero Saarinen (Finnish-American, 1910-1961); Knoll Additional Information: Chair is upholstered in Jack Lenor Larsen fabric. Marking(s); notes: no marking(s) appar...
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Mid-20th Century American Eero Saarinen Seating

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Steel

Vintage Midcentury Womb Chair and Ottoman by Eero Saarinen
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Oxnard, CA
Here is an absolutely striking Womb chair and ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. This iconic lounge chair has been expertly reupholstered in premium Knoll "Cato" fabric. The now ubi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Steel

Pair Saarinen Knoll Executive Chairs Black Leather Tilt Swivel Height Adjustable
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of contemporary (less than 10years old) Eero Saarinen Executive armchairs, with rolling swivel bases, Tilt and height adjustment seats, in black Volo leather upholstery. Feat...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Metal

Midcentury Saarinen Executive Chairs for Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Midcentury Saarinen Executive chair in reddish brown / burns sienna leather. With manual adjustable height and tilt positions on a highly desirable chromed 5 star base. This iconic d...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Metal

Set of Chair model "Tulip" by Eero Saarinen For Knoll International, USA 1957.
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Lot/Drogenbos, BE
Suite of 5 Chairs model "Tulip" Base in white lacquered aluminum Fiberglass structure with Original White Leather. Designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, USA. Desig...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Aluminum

Early Eero Saarinen Knoll Womb Chair & Ottoman, Blue Upholstery, Black Frame
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in New York, NY
Early Eero Saarinen Knoll Womb Chair, Blue Upholstery, Black Wrought Iron Frame. Being sold as is. The chair is in original condition and will need new upholstery if you're planning ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Wrought Iron

Forsyth Bespoke Eero Saarinen Womb Chair and Ottoman in California Sheepskin
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
A favourite of the Forsyth design team! We have an incredible collection of vintage chairs and design icons waiting for a new life. Our upcylced womb chairs are some of our most pop...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Sheepskin

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 and wool upholstery for Knoll. These are from the 60's and have been reupholstere...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Metal

Pair of Conference Chairs by Eero Saarinen, Knoll International, 1960
By Eero Saarinen
Located in GRENOBLE, FR
Pair of so-called "Conference" Chairs by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International dating from the 1960s. Original upholstery fabric in good condition and not stained. Original black lac...
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Mid-20th Century American Eero Saarinen Seating

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Iron

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 wool upholstery by Knoll. These are from the 60's and 70's and have been reupholster...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Metal

Set Sedie Saarinen Executive Knoll in Pelle Avorio
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Minerbio, BO
CONTATTARE PER CONOSCERE LE REALI SPESE DI SPEDIZIONE. Set composto da 6 sedie in cuoio Bianco, Saarinen Executive è la sedia firmata da Eero Saarinen per Knoll. Struttura in legno....
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21st Century and Contemporary Eero Saarinen Seating

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Leather

Mid Century 1950's Chrome and Sheepskin Armchair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen
Located in London, GB
We’re happy to provide our own competitive shipping quotes with trusted couriers. Please message us with your postcode for a more accurate price. Thank you. Add a touch of luxury an...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Chrome

Tulip Dining Chairs by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, 1970s, Set of 4
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 chairs in fiberglass, aluminium and fabric. Stamped under the legs. Seat height 47cm. Wear due to time and age of the chairs.
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1970s Central American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Aluminum

Rare Early Eero Saarinen Womb Chair and Ottoman, Knoll, USA, 1950s
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in London, GB
A rare early production Eero Saarinen womb chairsand ottoman, made by Knoll, USA, 1950s. Fibreglass, black enameled steel frames and first edition feet / glides. Newly upholstered i...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Steel

Eero Saarinen Knoll Studio Set of Four (4) Mid Century Classic Tulip Armchairs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A superb set of four (4) swivel armchairs of recent vintage, made by KnollStudio. Tagged under seat cushion. Metal labels underneath base. Dimensions: H 32" x W 26" x D 24" x SH 19" ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Aluminum

Pr. Vintage Saarinen for Knoll Executive Chairs c. 1960/70's
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Pair of iconic Mid Century architectural design, from recognized master of the genre, Eero Saarinen. The Executive Arm Chair is considered to be one of the most important pieces to ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Steel

Early Womb chair by Eero Saarinen
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Brussels, BE
The Womb Chair, designed by Eero Saarinen and produced by Knoll in the 1950s, is a icon of mid-century design. Its curves and form redefine comfort, offering relaxation in any space....
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Fabric

1960's Eero Saarinen for Knoll Womb Chair and Ottoman
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A lovely example of the Iconic Womb Chair and Ottoman designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. We have had it re-upholstered in a genuine Knoll fabric, Crossroads in a Honey Bee color. The fabric content is 43% Polyester, 37% Post Industrial Recycled Polyester, 20% Post Consumer Recycled Polyester, from the Knoll website. The Ottoman dimensions are 25x19 inches and it's 15.5 inches tall. The ottoman bears the Knoll label from 320 park avenue which dates the set to the 1960's. The steel legs are in generally good shape for their age, but the ottoman's have some corrosion particularly on one side, please see the detailed photos. It is pictured in our gallery with a Verner Panton onion...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Steel

Properly Restored Early Production Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair for Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Ferndale, MI
Eero Saarinen's "Grasshopper " chair model 61 was the first lounge chair he designed for Knoll in the late 1940s before designing the Womb chair . Responding to what he saw as the r...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Fabric, Maple

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 restored these side chairs with polished steel tubular legs, using our stunning coll...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Steel

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 restored these side chairs with polished steel tubular legs, using our stunning coll...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Stainless Steel

Early Pair of Knoll Saarinen Swiveling Tulip Base Stools. Salmon Color Leather
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Buffalo, NY
Pair of Early production Knoll Saarinen Swiveling Tulip Base Stools. Circa 1950's. Designed by Eero Saarinen . manufactured by Knoll .Classic Mid-Century Modern design. Retain they'r...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Aluminum

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 International. Deep red wool upholstery. Brushed aluminum legs. One has an aluminum plat...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Aluminum

Tulip Dining Chairs by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, 1970s, Set of 6
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in fibreglass, aluminium and orange fabric. Stamped Knoll international under the legs. Seat height 45cm. Wear due to time and age of the chairs.
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1970s Central American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Aluminum

Set Of 6 Eero Saarinen For Knoll 72CW Faux Leather Chairs
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Classic Mid Century design from 1950 designed by iconic Finnish American designer Eero Saarinen. Knoll 72CW open-backed chairs, armless, with fixed position, resting on ebonized wood...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Faux Leather, Wood

Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen
By Eero Saarinen
Located in PARIS, FR
Iconic "Tulip" armchair by designer Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) from the 1950s. The shell is made of molded fiberglass, the base is made of cast aluminum, and the seat is cushioned wi...
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Mid-20th Century Eero Saarinen Seating

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Fiberglass

1970s Swivel Tulip Leather Chairs Eero Saarinen for Knoll, Set of 4
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
On offer on this occasion is one of the most stunning, timeless, tulip swivel chairs you could hope to find. Outstanding design is exhibited throughout. The beautiful set is stateme...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Leather, Fiberglass

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, right in our very own workroom. We’ve restored these chairs using a stunning Italian V...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Chrome

Early Production Saarinen Tulip Dining Chairs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
For your consideration is this authentic, very early production set of Eero Saarinen for Knoll Tulip Chairs, signed and dated 1960. The chairs feature upholstered blue wool blend sea...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Aluminum

Mid Century Modern Office Chair with arms by Saarinen for Knoll. Circa 1970s
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Mid Century Modern Office Chair with arms by Saarinen for Knoll. Circa 1970s Feature the original hunter green twill upholstery and casters for easy mobility. The chair smoo...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Twill, Upholstery

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, features a distinctive fiberglass back that exudes mid-century modern charm. Reimagined wi...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Metal

1970s Saarinen Tulip Chairs by Knoll, Set of 4
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Esperance, NY
1970s Saarinen Tulip chairs by Knoll, set of 4.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Plastic

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Womb Chair and Ottoman
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Womb Chair and ottoman. Probably one of the most comfortable chairs ever created! This chair and ottoman d...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Metal

Grasshopper Chair and Ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Modernica
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Montréal, QC
Grasshopper chair and ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Modernica, 2000s. Bentwood arms and legs with a sky blue coloured cotton upholstery. In great vintage condition, small imperfectio...
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Early 2000s American Eero Saarinen Seating

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Cotton, Bentwood

Set of four Eero Saarinen Swivel Tulip Armchairs Model 150, 1970s by Knoll Int.
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Langemark-Poelkapelle, BE
Fantastic pair of vintage swivel Tulip armchairs model 150 by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International. Designed in 1956. These are from the 1970s. Design Classic from the Pedestal coll...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Space Age Eero Saarinen Seating

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Aluminum

Knoll Tulip Dining Set by Eero Saarinen 1960s Large Marble Table Armchairs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Magnificent fully original tulip dining set designed by Eero Saarinen and produced by Knoll International in the 1960s. The set consists of 6 original marked tulip armchairs and the ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Carrara Marble, Aluminum

Early Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Lounge Chair for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A early production Grasshopper lounge chair with nice sculptural arms and leg design . The upholstery is a mellow oatmeal color with the butter scotch birch arms making quite the sta...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Upholstery, Wood

Eero Saarinen for Knoll 'Executive' Armchair in Beige Creme Fabric and Oak
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, armchair, oak, fabric, United States, design 1948, later production An organic shaped armchair designed by Eero Saarinen. A fluid, sculptural ...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Fabric, Oak

Eero Saarinen for Knoll 'Executive' Armchairs in Leather and Oak
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, dining chair, model 71, oak, patinated leather, United States, design 1948, later production An organic shaped pair of chairs designed by Eero...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Oak, Leather

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 the chair. A gorgeous cream boucle upholstery on bent wood legs. Acquired from a P...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Bouclé, Upholstery, Wood

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 Saarinen for Knoll Executive chairs completely restored ground-up with an extra touch ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Steel

Eero Saarinen for Knoll 'Executive' Chair in Beige Creme Fabric and Oak
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, dining chair, oak, fabric, United States, design 1948, later production An organic shaped chair designed by Eero Saarinen. A fluid, sculptural...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Fabric, Oak

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll White and Black Executive Arm Chair
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern Saarinen Executive armchair by Knoll. One of Knoll's most popular designs that achieved supreme comfort through the shape of its shell. It was i...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Steel, Chrome

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Model 61 Grasshopper Mid Century Lounge Chairs - a Pair
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Grasshoper Chairs designed by Knoll and created by Eero Saarinen. This was Saarinen’s first chair for Knoll in the 40s
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Fabric, Wood

Womb Chair and Ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Dorchester, MA
Designed for Knoll by Eero Saarinen in 1948, the Womb chair with ottoman has become a modernist classic. The contoured frame of fiberglass and polished ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Chrome

Eero Saarinen Upholstered Tulip Armchair for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A special order upholstered tulip arm chair with nice curved back and supportive bottom seat cushion . This is a very comfortable chair for hours of relaxing at home or in the office...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Metal

Eero Saarinen for Knoll International Set of Six Dining Chairs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, set of six dining chairs, model '72', chrome-plated steel, fiberglass, fabric, United States, design 1948, produced 1970s Dining chairs mode...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Steel, Chrome

Set of Eight (8) Tulip Chairs by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A rare grouping of eight (8) iconic Tulip swiveling dining chairs by Eero Saarinen featuring the Classic organic sculptural form and orange wool upholstery on white enameled cast iro...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Iron

Eero Saarinen for Knoll 'Executive' Armchair in Beige Creme Fabric and Oak
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, dining chair, model 71, oak, fabric, United States, design 1948, later production An organic shaped chair designed by Eero Saarinen. A fluid, ...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Seating

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Fabric, Oak

Knoll Studio “Saarinen Executive” Armchair in “Volo” Brown Leather
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Barrowford, GB
On offer on this occasion is a rare, original “Saarinen Executive Armchair” armchair from the world renown furniture house of Knoll Studio, dressed in a sublime, tactile “American Go...
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2010s American Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Leather

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 produced by Knoll. These particular examples were produced in 1999 (some of them sho...
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1990s American Modern Eero Saarinen Seating

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Steel

Eero Saarinen seating for sale on 1stDibs.

Eero Saarinen seating are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Eero Saarinen seating, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original seating by Eero Saarinen were created in the mid-century modern style in united states during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider seating by Paul McCobb, Fredericia, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Prices for Eero Saarinen seating can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $549 and can go as high as $133,498, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,962.
Questions About Eero Saarinen Seating
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Eero Saarinen was originally from Finland. He was born in Kirkkonummi in 1910. In 1923, his family moved to Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The architect and designer lived in the U.S. for much of the remainder of his life. He died in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1991. Shop a selection of Eero Saarinen furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 29, 2024
    Eero Saarinen was a Finnish-American architect and designer and 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, Dulles International Airport in Virginia and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.

    Saarinen’s designs for Knoll, such as the Womb chair, Tulip chair and Pedestal table, are acclaimed all over the world.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 29, 2024
    No, Eero Saarinen was not a postmodernist. The work of the Finnish-American architect and furniture designer is primarily associated with modernism. His best known designs for seating and tables, created during the 1940s and 1950s, were manufactured by Knoll, a furniture brand and a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States.

    Postmodern design was a short-lived movement that manifested itself chiefly in Italy and the United States in the early 1980s (Saarinen died in 1961).

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  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 29, 2024
    Eero Saarinen's father was Eliel Saarinen, a well-known Finnish-American architect. In 1923, he moved Eero and the rest of his family from their native Finland to Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he and his wife Loja taught at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Eliel was named president at Cranbook in 1932.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 29, 2024
    To pronounce Eero Saarinen, say "EH-row SAH-ruh-nuhn." The architect and designer was born in Kirkkonummi, Finland, in 1910 but was raised in Michigan in the United States. Saarinen is known for his sculptural architecture projects as well as the innovative modernist furniture he designed for Knoll.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 29, 2024
    Eero Saarinen designed many pieces of furniture as well as acclaimed buildings and monuments during his lifetime. Saarinen created the TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy airport, the Gateway Arch in Missouri, and Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Some of Saarinen’s most famous furniture designs include the Pedestal table, the Womb chair and the Tulip chair.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 16, 2024
    Eero Saarinen is famous for his work as a designer and architect. He was a prime mover in the introduction of modernism into the American mainstream. Saarinen designed the TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, Dulles International Airport in Virginia, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and many other structures. As a furniture designer, he is best known for his Grasshopper chair, Tulip chair and Womb lounge chair and ottoman. Find a collection of Eero Saarinen furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    An Eero Saarinen table is 28.25” high. It comes in a variety of widths, with a 42” round table seating 4 to 5 people. You can shop a selection of Eero Saarinen designs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Eero Saarinen is a Finnish-American architect and industrial designer that worked with a variety of mediums, including steel, glass and concrete. Eero Saarinen is also credited with the creation of some notable styles of furniture, including the Tulip chair. Browse a variety of Eero Saarinen designed furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Eero Saarinen used a variety of materials in his furniture designs. Some of his designs feature hardwood frames, but he didn't work in wood exclusively. His Tulip chair consists of a fiberglass seat mounted on a cast aluminum base. You'll find a range of Eero Saarinen furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Eero Saarinen moved the design firm started by his father from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, to Hamden, Connecticut, in1961, but no authoritative sources state why. Most likely, he had a desire to be closer to the campus of Yale University. Saarinen graduated from the post-secondary institution in 1934 and designed buildings on the campus. Find a range of Eero Saarinen furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    The concept of Eero Saarinen's work was to convey expressive statements through buildings and furniture. The keynotes of his modern designs were simplicity, strength and grace. The organic, curvilinear forms seen in Saarinen's furniture and his best-known structures, like the gull-winged TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, Dulles International Airport in Virginia and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, went on to influence generations of architects and designers. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Eero Saarinen furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 31, 2024
    Eero Saarinen is considered a modern architect for a number of reasons. An innovative merging of the International Style and the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright can be found in his acclaimed building projects and monuments. He worked with steel and concrete, just as his modernist peers had, and the neo-futuristic forms that characterize his architecture are those commonly associated with modernism.

    Through his work as an architect and designer, 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, Dulles International Airport in Virginia and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.

    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.

    Like all modernist designers of the mid-century era, Saarinen was interested in the new technology and new and venturesome applications for materials that became widely available for the production of domestic goods in the postwar era. Thanks to Florence Knoll, a pioneering designer in her own right, his famous designs for seating and tables, created during the 1940s and 1950s, were manufactured by Knoll, which was a prominent influence in the rise of modern design in the United States.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Whether you can replace Eero Saarinen chair legs depends on the chair. You can most easily swap out the legs on pieces that feature wooden dowels like the Lilac Organic. You will likely find it more difficult to replace legs on chairs that include metal bases like the Executive arm chair or pedestals like the Tulip. You'll find a collection of Eero Saarinen chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 7, 2024
    Eero Saarinen believed that the architect's role was to create structures that enhance daily life and inspire people to consider new possibilities. He thought that buildings should suit their intended purpose well and provide comfortable accommodations while at the same time being aesthetically appealing. Some of his best-known structures include the gull-winged TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, Dulles International Airport in Virginia and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. On 1stDibs, explore a variety of Eero Saarinen furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    The history of Eero Saarinen's Womb Chair dates back to the late 1940s. It was then that designer and entrepreneur Florence Knoll challenged her friend, Eero Saarinen, to create the most comfortable chair ever made. To succeed at the task, Saarinen sought to evoke what he imagined was the comfortable, secure feeling of being in the womb and set out to design the now iconic chair. Production of the Womb chair began in 1948, and it didn't take long for the seat to become a cultural phenomenon. In the decade following its release, it appeared in a Coca-Cola commercial, a New Yorker magazine cartoon and a Norman Rockwell painting on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post. Today, Knoll offers the seat in 15 upholstery options, and when Saarinen's famous TWA terminal reopened as a hotel in 2019, Womb chairs were featured prominently in the guest rooms. Explore a collection of Eero Saarinen Womb chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Eero Saarinen’s famed pedestal chairs, although streamlined in appearance, are crafted with a variety of materials from aluminum and molded fiberglass to the plastic-bonded finish. You can shop a selection of Eero Saarinen pieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Historians classify Eero Saarinen's St. Louis Gateway Arch as modern architecture. This is due largely to the simple curving shape of the arch and its perfect symmetry. In addition, the arch reflects Neo-futurism, a forward-looking movement that frequently incorporated steel, concrete and glass. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Eero Saarinen furniture designs.

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