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Pair of Organic Armchairs by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen for Vitra

$2,750per set

About

From recent production in very good condition. Upholstered in premium textile (Credo, Rock 12 colorway) in 95%wool & 5% Polyamide. Authentic Vitra tag on bottom. This chair was originally designed in 1940 for the MoMA competition, "Organic Design in Home Furnishings", and this design was featured in the category entitled "Seating for a Living Room". The competition was juried by Marcel Breuer and Alvar Aalto among others and Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen won numerous awards. Due to the war, and the fact that production costs were high, this chair was not ultimately produced until 2005 by Vitra.

Details

  • Creator
    Vitra (Manufacturer),Eero Saarinen (Designer),Charles Eames (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.5 in. (82.55 cm)Width: 28.5 in. (72.39 cm)Depth: 26.5 in. (67.31 cm)Seat Height: 13.75 in. (34.93 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2015-2016
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very good condition.
  • Seller Location
    Denton, MD
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 15.EAMES.ORGANIC.CHRS1stDibs: LU153628430683

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    Ships From: Denton, MD
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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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