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saarinen plastic back side chair with wood legs

by Eero Saarinen from Knoll

saarinen plastic back side chair with wood legs

Design Eero Saarinen, 1957
Wood legs, polycarbonate back, upholstered seat
Made in USA by Knoll

In his groundbreaking collection of 1957, Eero Saarinen transformed executive seating into a fluid, sculptural form. Recognizing the importance of user comfort, Saarinen became the first to construct a chair shell from fiberglass, a pliable material that flexes in response to body weight. This chair is available without arms, and features solid steam bent oak legs with a clear or stained finish. The armless, plastic back version, is ideal for public or private applications.

Son of the celebrated architect Eliel Saarinen, Eero was classically trained in sculpture and architecture. His collaboration with Charles Eames in 1937 led to the creation of the Organic Armchair, made from plywood and foam rubber, the first three-dimensionally shaped bucket armchair. Saarinen continued to develop this theme in the years that followed with great designs, all for Knoll. Among the many buildings for which he is known are Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C., and the TWA terminal at Kennedy International Airport in New York.

The molded polypropylene plastic back has a slight texture and is offered in a variety of colors. The wood legs are solid steam bent oak with a clear or stained finish. Urethane foam cushion with your choice of seat upholstery. Also available with tubular legs.

side chair: 22.5" w | 20.5" d | 31.5" h | seat: 18.75" h | 16 lbs.

$1,418.00 + free shipping
(please allow 6-8 weeks for this special chair to be created and shipped to your location)
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Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen was famous for varying his style according to the demands of the project. Saarinen studied sculpture in Paris and later Architecture at Yale. He founded his office in 1950 and his first success was the Tulip Chair produced by Knoll.
Knoll has remained true to the Bauhaus design philosophy that furniture should complement architectural space and not compete with it. Modernism is a passion at Knoll which results in ground breaking modern furniture.


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