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1 Original Knoll Eero Saarinen Swivel Tulip Armchair

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About

Designer: Saarinen, Eero. Date of design: 1956. Model number: 150A. Made in France. Materials: Base is cast aluminum, lacquer paint finish. The shell is molded fiber glass reinforced plastic. Original Knoll upholstered detachable cushions. Swivel mechanism. Saarinen’s pedestal furniture was designed between 1955-1957 as a part of his "one piece, one material" furniture philosophy. He attempted also to minimize the clutter of feet that most furniture creates. Saarinen’s original intention to become a sculptor is evident in his use of non-rectilinear forms and constant striving for innovative solutions to age old questions. This ad is for (1) chair.

Details

  • Creator
    Eero Saarinen (Designer)
  • Design
    Tulip Arm ChairSaarinen Pedestal Series
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Width: 26 in. (66.04 cm)Depth: 23.25 in. (59.06 cm)Seat Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1980
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Pasadena, TX
  • Reference Number
    Seller: MR104351stDibs: LU86715031893

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    Ships From: Pasadena, TX
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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About Eero Saarinen (Designer)

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.

About the Seller
4.5 / 5
Located in Pasadena, TX

Operating from a 30,000-square-foot warehouse in Pasadena, Texas, Metro Retro Furniture specializes in mid-century and Art Deco furniture dating to the 1930s through the 1980s, including pieces by Jens Risom, Charles & Ray Eames, Nico Zographos, Milo Baughman, Edward Wormley, Alvar Aalto, Hans Wegner and many more celebrated designers....

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