Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 8

Pair of Organic Chairs by Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen

$2,250per set

About

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 and red Hopsak upholstery. 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: 32.68 in. (83 cm)Width: 28.75 in. (73 cm)Depth: 26.78 in. (68 cm)Seat Height: 13.78 in. (35 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    EbonizedAsh,Fabric
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2012
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. New fabric recommended because of discoloration, otherwise in great condition. Reupholstery available upon request.
  • Seller Location
    Dronten, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU931421965162

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $1,000 Front Door Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-2 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Dronten, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

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
4.9 / 5
Located in Dronten, Netherlands
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 1995
1stDibs seller since 2012
611 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller
  • By Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen
    Located in Dronten, NL
    For the "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" competition held by the Museum of Modern Art, Charles Eames and Eer...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

    Materials

    Ash, Wool

    Pair of Organic Chairs by Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen
    H 31.89 in. W 27.96 in. D 25.99 in.
    $1,950 / set
  • By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
    Located in Dronten, NL
    New executive armchair by Eero Saarinen with bent plywood legs, upholstered in 2-tone purple Kvadrat Divina Mela...
    Category

    2010s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

    Materials

    Felt, Plywood

    Executive Armchair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International
    H 31.5 in. W 25.99 in. D 24.81 in.
    $1,550
  • By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
    Located in Dronten, NL
    Featured in nearly all Florence Knoll-designed interiors, the Saarinen Executive chair has remained one of Knoll...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

    Materials

    Steel

  • By Mario Bellini
    Located in Dronten, NL
    Set of 2 side chairs model cab, designed by Mario Bellini for Cassina. Wonderful 1980s elephant hide grey chair...
    Category

    Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

    Materials

    Leather

    Pair of Mario Bellini Cab Chairs for Cassina
    H 32.29 in. W 19.69 in. D 20.48 in.
    $1,950 / set
  • By Charles and Ray Eames
    Located in Dronten, NL
    Original Herman Miller DSR fiberglass chairs in orange. These side chairs date back to 1975. All with black Herm...
    Category

    Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

    Materials

    Polyester

    Set of Four Orange Eames DSR Chairs
    H 30.71 in. W 17.72 in. D 23.63 in.
    On Hold
    $1,950 / set
  • By Illum Wikkelsø
    Located in Dronten, NL
    Set of 5 armchairs with chromed flat steel frame and armrests in rosewood, designed by Illum Wikkelsø. Seat and...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

    Materials

    Steel, Chrome

    Set of Five Armchairs by Illum Wikkelsø
    H 30.71 in. W 23.63 in. D 20.87 in.
    $5,950 / set

You May Also Like

Pair of Organic Armchairs by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen for Vitra
By Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, Vitra
Located in Denton, MD
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 ori...
Category

Vintage 1940s German Post-Modern Armchairs

Materials

Ash, Upholstery

Rare Pair of "Kleinhans" Chairs, circa 1939 Charles Eames/Eero Saarinen
By Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Iconic "Kleinhans" armchairs, designed by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen, early chair, collaboration of two modern masters, designed for the Mary Seaton room at Kleinhans music hall...
Category

Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Birch, Plywood

Eight "Kleinhans" Chairs by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen, 1939
By Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Dallas, TX
A rare set of eight chairs by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen for the Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, 1939. The Kleinhans music hall chair is an early collaboration by Charles Eam...
Category

Vintage 1930s Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech

Ten Vintage Eero Saarinen Executive Chairs by Knoll
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Dallas, TX
Eero Saarinen (1910–1961) was a Finnish-American architect and Industrial designer of the 20th century. Featured in nearly all Florence Knoll-designed interiors, the Saarinen Model 7...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Eight Blue Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Chairs
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Dallas, TX
Eight very comfortable Knoll Eero Saarinen Executive dining armchairs retaining its original blue upholstery with minor fading. Can be used as-is, new upholstery is recommended. Knol...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Armchairs or Dining Chairs by Eames and Saarinen for Vitra
By Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, Vitra
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An authentic pair "Organic Chairs" designed by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen and produced by Vitra. These feature the original chartreuse hopsak upholstery with ebonized legs. Manu...
Category

Early 2000s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A dining chair with an upholstered seat and white enameled cast iron pedestal base.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Iron

Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen “Organic Chair” Model No. A3501, 1950, USA
By Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames
Located in Vienna, AT
Very rare and collectible Eames & Saarinen "Organic Chair", winner of Organic Design competition at MoMa. First manufacture from the early 1950s, laminated and moulded wooden seat sh...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Plywood

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery