Saarinen for Knoll Executive Arm Chairs in Grey Velvet

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Mid-Century Classic Eero Saarinen executive armchairs, manufactured by Knoll Furniture. These are custom upholstered in a gunmetal Grey 100% Cotton Italian velvet. We completely restore each chair in our own in-house workroom and in addition to new fabric we replace the foam in the chair as well. All restoration is in line with original factory specifications and design.

These are available in multiple quantities, various fabrics and leathers and of course COM. Please contact our shop to get a detailed quote based on your desires, or to request a swatch. These are always upholstered-to-order to ensure the best quality.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent. Restored & upholstered to order to ensure the best quality,.
  • Dimensions
    31.5 in. H x 25.5 in. W x 24.5 in. D
    80 cm H x 65 cm W x 62 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Bridgeport, CT
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU92906207983

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.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2012

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Located in Bridgeport, CT

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