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Eero Saarinen
Finnish-American Eero Saarinen was famous for varying his style according to the demands of the project. His father taught at the Cranbrook Academy of Art where Eero took classes and formed relationships with fellow students Charles & Ray Eames, and Florence Knoll. Saarinen studied sculpture at the Academy de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris and later at the Yale School of Architecture. He joined the US Military, where he was assigned to draw illustrations for bomb disassembly manuals and to provide designs for the Situation Room in the White House. He founded his own office in 1950. His first success was the Tulip Chair produced by the Knoll company. He won the design competition for the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis aka the Gateway Arch.