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Pair of 901 Bose Speakers on Saarinen Tulip Bases and Equalizer, 1968

$2,195per set

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Fabulous pair of vintage, (1st year 1968) 901 speakers with tulip bases and with the equalizer and original typed instructions. Tulip bases have been restored, sanded and sprayed an almond color to match the fabric on the speakers. Cabinets are walnut and are in great vintage condition, see pics.

Details

  • Creator
    Eero Saarinen (Designer),bose (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.5 in. (77.47 cm)Width: 20.5 in. (52.07 cm)Depth: 12.75 in. (32.39 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1968
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Bases were sanded and resprayed.
  • Seller Location
    Port Jervis, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU958622827622

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    Ships From: Port Jervis, NY
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Eero Saarinen

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.
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