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Pair of Organic Chairs by Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen

$1,950per set

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For the "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" competition held by the Museum of Modern Art, Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen created an entire series of versions of the organic chair, each intended for a different sitting position. This set consists of 2 chairs in lilac wool, marked with Vitra label at the bottom of each chair. Design Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen, 1940. Priced as a set.

Details

  • Creator
    Charles Eames (Designer),Eero Saarinen (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.89 in. (81 cm)Width: 27.96 in. (71 cm)Depth: 25.99 in. (66 cm)Seat Height: 14.18 in. (36 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    DyedAsh,Wool
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2010
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. Good vintage condition. Laminate seat shell, black dyed ash legs, upholstery is fully functional but discolored to some extent.
  • Seller Location
    Dronten, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU931420923452

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    $900 Front Door Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-2 weeks.
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    Ships From: Dronten, Netherlands
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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.

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