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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. 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. Saarinen's classical training in sculpture and architecture is evident in this visually striking open back chair. The Saarinen Executive Chair with Tubular Legs has seamless tubular steel legs with a Polished Chrome finish and glides. Features a molded reinforced polyurethane shell and contoured plywood seat form. The urethane foam cushion is upholstered with matching full surround welt detail.
The Saarinen Executive Chair with Tubular Legs features seamless tubular steel legs in a Polished Chrome finish. The seat is offered in a range of KnollTextile fabrics and Spinneybeck leathers. Select upholstery textile and color.
The Saarinen Executive Arm Chair is Greenguard certified.
Material(s): Polyurethane, plywood and tubular steel
By: Karsten L., Renter (Los Angeles)
Durable, heavy, timeless chair. Beautiful boucle fabric. Highly recommend this fabric.
Exactly as expected with lower price than other retailers
By: Catherine S., Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)
This chair was priced lower than other retailers of the same product. It is exactly as I expected and was delivered in perfect condition.
Love these chairs!
By: Carrie R. (Noblesville, IN )
A little smaller in scale than I expected, but still love them!
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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