Friday, November 6, 2009


Finish born architect and designer Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) moved to the States in the early 1920’s. As fellow students Saarinen collaborated with Charles Eames on various projects, culminating in a range of furniture that won first prize at an exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1940 entitled, "Organic Design in Home Furnishings." After 1946, Eames went to work for Herman Miller, and Saarinen became associated with Knoll Associates since Florence Knoll had been a long time family friend. A number of Saarinen's chairs for Knoll were to become landmarks in the history of 20th century design. Like his furniture, Saarinen's architecture is characterized by expressive sculptural forms. Among his masterworks are the TWA Terminal at Kennedy Airport, New York; Dulles International Airport, Washington, D.C.; and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.

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images: (click on images to enlarge)
Tulip dining table & armless chairs (top)
Grasshopper chair, vintage (2nd)
Executive arm chairs (3rd)
Womb chair & ottoman (4th)
TWA Terminal at Kennedy Airport (bottom)

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