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Pair of Organic Chairs by Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen

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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 pair of Vitra low back chairs has black dyed ash legs, the original upholstery needs replacement. Marked with Vitra label at the bottom of each chair. Design Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen, 1940. Priced as a set.

Details

  • Condition Details
    Needs new fabric because of discoloration, otherwise in great condition. Reupholstery available upon request.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    H 32.68 in. x W 28.75 in. x D 26.78 in.H 83 cm x W 73 cm x D 68 cm
  • Seat Height
    13.78 in. (35 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Dronten, NL
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU931416710611
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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 (1958), 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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