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saarinen plastic back side chair with tubular legs

by Eero Saarinen from Knoll - sale

saarinen plastic back side chair with tubular legs

Design Eero Saarinen, 1957
Tubular steel, 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 tubular-steel legs. 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 shell has a slight texture and is offered in a variety of colors with tubular steel legs in either chrome or black and your choice of seat upholstery. Also available with wood legs.

side chair: 22" w | 20.5" d | 31.5" h | seat: 18.75" h | 16 lbs.

$779.20 + plus 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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