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Eero Saarinen 1910-1961

Eero Saarinen 1910-1961

“Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context — a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.”

Universally acknowledged as a master of 20th Century architecture, Eero Saarinen’s prodigious accomplishments must be considered monumental in light of a life cut short at just 51. The Finnish born Saarinen, created dramatic built works—the TWA Terminal at JFK airport in New York; Dulles International Airport outside Washington, DC; and the St. Louis Arch—that reflected Neo-Futurism’s embrace of new technology and its potential for creating a more engaging world. Saarinen’s furniture designs—like his elegant pedestal-based Tulip collection, and the sculptural Womb Chair—pieces created for Knoll, are ubiquitous symbols of Mid-Century industrial design, arguably more famous than his buildings, and no less revolutionary.

The son of the revered Finnish architect and urban planner Eliel Saarinen, Eero Saarinen studied architecture in Paris and at Yale, but a teaching position at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield, Michigan, led to a pair of legendary collaborations. Together with Charles Eames, whose interest in new technologies rivaled his own, Saarinen’s experiments with molded plywood resulted in a first-place award for the duo in the Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition held by the Museum of Modern Art in 1940; while his relationships with Cranbrook associates, Hans and Florence Knoll, began a storied partnership that lasted until his death.

78" Outdoor Saarinen Dining Table
Knoll 78" Outdoor Saarinen Dining Table $7,402.00
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Saarinen 22 Inch Oval Side Table
Knoll Saarinen 22 Inch Oval Side Table from $742.00
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Saarinen 42 Inch Outdoor Dining Table
Knoll Saarinen 42 Inch Outdoor Dining Table from $3,776.00
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Saarinen 42 Inch Oval Coffee Table
Knoll Saarinen 42 Inch Oval Coffee Table from $1,676.00
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Saarinen Child's Womb Chair - Grade A Fabric
Knoll Saarinen Child's Womb Chair - Grade A Fabric $3,075.00
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Saarinen Executive Arm Chair with Tubular Legs
Knoll Saarinen Executive Arm Chair with Tubular Legs from $1,600.00
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Saarinen Executive Arm Chair with Wooden Legs
Knoll Saarinen Executive Arm Chair with Wooden Legs from $1,856.00
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Saarinen Executive Armless Chair with Tubular Legs
Knoll Saarinen Executive Armless Chair with Tubular Legs from $1,074.00
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Saarinen Executive Armless Chair with Wooden Legs
Knoll Saarinen Executive Armless Chair with Wooden Legs from $1,351.00
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Saarinen Executive Chair (Plastic Back)
Knoll Saarinen Executive Chair (Plastic Back) $696.00
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Saarinen Executive Conference Armchair
Knoll Saarinen Executive Conference Armchair from $2,128.00
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Saarinen Executive Side Chair with Castors
Knoll Saarinen Executive Side Chair with Castors from $1,523.00
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Saarinen Medium Womb Ottoman - A Fabric
Knoll Saarinen Medium Womb Ottoman - A Fabric $1,008.00
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Saarinen Oval Dining Table
Knoll Saarinen Oval Dining Table from $5,233.00
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Saarinen Round Dining Table
Knoll Saarinen Round Dining Table from $1,993.00
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Saarinen Round Side Table
Knoll Saarinen Round Side Table from $615.00
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Saarinen Womb Chair
Knoll Saarinen Womb Chair from $3,988.00
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Saarinen Womb Chair and Ottoman
Knoll Saarinen Womb Chair and Ottoman from $5,150.00
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Saarinen Womb Ottoman
Knoll Saarinen Womb Ottoman from $1,162.00
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Tulip Armchair
Knoll Tulip Armchair from $1,733.00
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Tulip Armchair Upholstered
Knoll Tulip Armchair Upholstered from $2,858.00
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Tulip Armless Chair
Knoll Tulip Armless Chair from $1,438.00
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Tulip Stool
Knoll Tulip Stool from $943.00
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Womb Chair Medium
Knoll Womb Chair Medium from $3,761.00
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