Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs in Emerald Velvet, 24k Gold Edition, Set of 6
Additional OptionsMontage's Saarinen Executive Chairs are available in any quantity and can be upholstered using our wide selection fabrics, leathers, and COM. Feel free to contact Montage to request a swatch of material in your desired color. Montage carries both Saarinen Executive Arm & Armless chairs and offers both versions on vintage steel caster bases as well as contemporary caster bases. The "24k Gold Edition" & "Black Edition" Chairs have added lead times to ensure perfection, worth the wait.
- Production TypeNew & Custom(Current Production)
- Production TimeIt will take 5-6 weeks to make this piece
- Of the Period
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture2000s
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition DetailsThese are always upholstered and plated to-order ensuring excellence in quality with every order.
- DimensionsH 31.5 in. x W 22.5 in. x D 20.5 in.H 80.01 cm x W 57.15 cm x D 52.07 cm
- Seller LocationBridgeport, CT
- Sold AsSet of 6
- Reference NumberLU92909983543
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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.