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Black Eero Saarinen Series 71 Armless Chair for Knoll International

US$950

About

Original Eero Saarinen executive armless side or dining chair in black wool fabric with chrome legs. Original fabric and foam in very good condition.

Details

  • Creator
    Eero Saarinen (Designer),Knoll (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Width: 22.5 in. (57.15 cm)Depth: 20.5 in. (52.07 cm)Seat Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1960s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Original fabric and foam in very good condition.
  • Seller Location
    Pau, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU145128549253

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    Ships From: Pau, France
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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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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