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Eight Blue Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Chairs

US$7,500per set

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Eight very comfortable Knoll Eero Saarinen Executive dining armchairs retaining its original blue upholstery with minor fading. Can be used as-is, new upholstery is recommended. Knoll label on bottom of seat. Featured in nearly all Florence Knoll-designed interiors, the Saarinen Executive chair manufactured by Knoll Furniture has remained one of the most popular designs for nearly 70 years. The design, which is now found in dining rooms as often as it is in offices, transformed the notion of what executive seating could be with its sculptural form and modern finishing.

Details

  • Creator
    Eero Saarinen (Designer),Knoll (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.5 in. (80.01 cm)Width: 27 in. (68.58 cm)Depth: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Seat Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 8
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture
    1982
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. Chrome is in very good condition. Original upholstery with minor wear and fading, can be used as-is, new upholstery is recommended.
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4528215520081

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    Ships From: Dallas, TX
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    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Designer

Eero Saarinen

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 (1956), 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.
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