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Saarinen Executive Chair with Wood Leg

By Eero Saarinen, from Knoll
$1,240.00
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This item is custom made just for you. As such, it is non-cancellable and non-returnable.

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Made to order. Ships within 6-8 weeks.

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Design by Eero Saarinen, 1957.
By Knoll.

In his groundbreaking collection of 1957, Eero Saarinen transformed executive seating into a fluid, sculptural form. Comfortable and beautiful, the Saarinen Executive Chair with Wooden Legs is a silhouette that is a cornerstone of modern design. Saarinen's classical training in sculpture and architecture is evident in this visually striking open back chair. The Saarinen Executive Chair with Wooden Legs features a molded reinforced polyurethane shell and contoured plywood seat form. The urethane foam cushion is upholstered with matching full surround welt detail. Supported by wood legs available in several stained finishes.

Select wooden leg finish, then choose upholstery textile and color.

Dimensions
  • 24.25"W X 20.5"D X 31.5"H
  • Seat Height: 18.75"H
Material(s)
Polyurethane, plywood and wood
Manufacturer Specifications
Specifications Sheet 1, Specifications Sheet 2
Notes
The Saarinen Executive Arm Chair is Greenguard certified.
Item Number
KNL-72C-W
Model(s)
71AW 72C-W

Design by Eero Saarinen, 1957.
By Knoll.

In his groundbreaking collection of 1957, Eero Saarinen transformed executive seating into a fluid, sculptural form. Comfortable and beautiful, the Saarinen Executive Chair with Wooden Legs is a silhouette that is a cornerstone of modern design. Saarinen's classical training in sculpture and architecture is evident in this visually striking open back chair. The Saarinen Executive Chair with Wooden Legs features a molded reinforced polyurethane shell and contoured plywood seat form. The urethane foam cushion is upholstered with matching full surround welt detail. Supported by wood legs available in several stained finishes.

Select wooden leg finish, then choose upholstery textile and color.

Knoll

Knoll was founded in 1938 by Hans and Florence Knoll who sought to create new types of furniture and environments for the home and workplace. Their approach was to join craftsmanship with technology through the use of design and to create beautiful home furnishings that stood the test of time visually, functionally and practically. The pair sought out designers willing to change the landscape of modern design, daring to ask how furniture could work better. These landmark collaborations, with pioneering modernists like Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Harry Bertoia and Richard Schultz built a brand that today contains many of the hallmarks of modern design.

Knoll enjoys brand recognition throughout the world for its modern classics as well as groundbreaking new products formulated under new designer partnerships. Few companies can match the array of Knoll products, which combine a modernist aesthetic with residential appeal. This point of view nurtured by Florence Knoll, has become the trademark of Knoll design. Today, it connects to a new generation seeking workplaces and homes that are comfortable for and beautiful for everyday living.

The highly coveted Barcelona® Chair is, with little doubt, the signature Knoll piece. Designed in 1929 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, it is one of the most recognized objects of the last century, and an icon of the modern movement. Skilled craftsman construct this exquisite chair by hand every day. From leather produced from a single cowhide, 40 individual leather panels are cut, hand-welted, and hand-tufted with leather buttons to upholster the chair. Premium cushions are highly resilient with a down-like softness that surrounds the sitter in luxurious comfort. Cushions are suspended by upholstery straps in cowhide belting leather over a metal frame that is hand-ground and hand-buffed to a mirror finish. Meticulously detailed, Barcelona continues to appeal to customers worldwide some 85 years after its introduction.

The Knoll names offers a rich design history - a legacy of iconic designers and inventive new collaborations. Their focus on quality and responsible manufacturing means that each piece transcends multiple generations in both use and appeal. Knoll offers furniture, accessories, textiles, felts and leathers that stimulate the senses and allow you to express who you are and what you value. They take great pride in creating the best possible product and the happiest possible customer.

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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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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous, easy care, well built I ordered a set of 8 for my dining room. Fabric is very resilient, chairs are light and elegant. I spoke with Customer Service during the ordering process and my rep was very personable, knowledgable and helpful. Ordering during the Knoll sale period (twice a year) offers substantial savings. I have ordered from YLiving and YLighting in the past and will use these sites again.
Date published: 2012-12-10
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