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4 vintage Eero Saarininen Knoll Inc. Executive armchairs with an oak frame base

About the Item

A classic set of 4 vintage Eero Saarininen Knoll Inc. executive armchairs in the original Knoll blue fabric with an oak frame base. The Eero Saarinen Executive armchair was featured in nearly every Florence Knoll Mid Century interior throughout the 1950s and beyond. Originally introduced in 1950, the chair transformed the notion of what executive seating could be with its fluid, sculptural form and modern finishing. The timeless and versatile design continues to fit seamlessly into work, conference, lounge and dining applications of any décor. The chair remains as one of the most popular Knoll designs ever with new versions of the armchair, as shown here, in fabric with the wooden light oak base retailing at around £2,000 per chair. And it’s the wooden legs that add to their appeal and was ultimately a big improvement on the original tubular steel frame. They are just warmer and more welcoming, as well as being more aesthetically pleasing. As such the chairs are more often used these days as dining chairs rather than in the office. The chairs are also supremely comfortable and are upholstered in a classic Knoll wool fabric that has different subtle colour flecks within the fabric and that also features a slightly darker colour in the seat. This is an intentional design aesthetic as it helps to maintain the condition and look of the seat with heavier use. They date from the 1990s and remain in very good vintage condition with only light signs of use. This item is sold as a set of 4 chairs but the chairs are also available as a complete dining set matched with a Florence Knoll Walnut table as shown in the last photo. The dining set is available via one of my other listings on this site.
  • Creator:
    Knoll (Maker),Eero Saarinen (Designer)
  • Design:
    Executive Arm ChairExecutive Series
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 32.49 in (82.5 cm)Width: 25.79 in (65.5 cm)Depth: 24.81 in (63 cm)Seat Height: 18.12 in (46 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 4
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
    1990-1999
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1990s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Highclere, GB
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU4278236136282
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