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Saarinen Executive Armchair with Tubular Leg

Price: $1,408.00

Design by Eero Saarinen, 1957. By Knoll.  In his groundbreaking collection of 1957, Eero Saarinen transformed executive seating into a fluid, sculptural form. Recognizing the importance of user comfort, Saarinen became the first to construct a chair... Read More
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Saarinen Executive Armchair with Tubular Leg
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Saarinen Executive Armchair with Tubular Leg

Item #: KNL-71A-C

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Overview

Design by Eero Saarinen, 1957.
By Knoll.

In his groundbreaking collection of 1957, Eero Saarinen transformed executive seating into a fluid, sculptural form. Recognizing the importance of user comfort, Saarinen became the first to construct a chair shell from fiberglass, a pliable material that flexes in response to body weight.

This open back Arm Chair features seamless tubular steel legs with glides. Upholstered foam cushion is finished with matching full surround welt detail. The seat is offered in a range of KnollTextile fabrics and Spinneybeck leathers. Select upholstery textile and color.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1957 and Federal Award for Industrial Design, West Germany, 1969.

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The Saarinen Executive Arm Chair is Greenguard certified.

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Specifications

Material(s): Polyurethane, plywood and tubular steel

Dimensions:

  • 25.5"W X 24.5"D X 31.5"H
  • Seat Height: 18"H

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Models

71A 72C

Eero Saarinen

Designer: Eero Saarinen

The son of architect and Cranbrook Academy of Art director Eliel Saarinen and his wife, textile artist Loja, Eero Saarinen studied sculpture in Paris and architecture at Yale before working on furniture design with Norman Bel Geddes and practicing architecture with his father. He collaborated on several projects in furniture design with his friend, Cranbrook alumnus Charles Eames, and opened his own practice in Bloomfield Hills in 1950. Among the many buildings for which he is known are the Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC, The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, and the TWA Terminal at Kennedy International Airport in New York. He was the recipient of numerous awards and the subject of many exhibitions.

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Manufacturer: Knoll

Knoll. A Commitment to Modern Design, since 1938.

Knoll believes good design is good business. A commitment to modern design has yielded a comprehensive portfolio of furniture products and textiles designed to provide enduring value and help clients shape their workspaces with imagination and vision. Recognized as a design leader worldwide, Knoll products are exhibited in major art museums, with more than 40 pieces in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Knoll is a leader in sustainability policies and practices. A recent initiative with the Chicago Climate Exchange, as part of Knoll's 2006 commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, addresses the concern for global climate change and targets programs to enhance energy efficiency throughout Knoll facilities. Knoll is headquartered in East Greenville, Pennsylvania with manufacturing sites in North America and Italy.

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