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Design by Eero Saarinen, 1957.
In his groundbreaking collection of 1957, Eero Saarinen transformed executive seating into a fluid, sculptural form. Comfortable and beautiful, the Saarinen Executive Armchair with Wooden Legs is a silhouette that is a cornerstone of modern design.
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 wooden leg finish, then choose upholstery textile and color.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1957 and Federal Award for Industrial Design, West Germany, 1969.
The Saarinen Executive Arm Chair is Greenguard certified.
Returns: No returns are accepted on this product.
Material(s): Polyurethane, plywood and wood
Dimensions: W 25.5" D 24.5" H 31.5" SH 18"
Stylish, comfortable, expensive
By: Jacqueline, Homeowner (Pennsylvania)
Two of these armchairs really make a good-looking seating array for a desk. Comfortable enough to hang out in. Quite pricy. Perhaps a bit delicate - not for people who tilt back in their chairs.
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.View other products by Eero Saarinen
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