Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Saarinen Executive Armchair with Casters
Designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll®
The design of Eero Saarinen’s Executive Armchair (1950) began more than a decade earlier, when he and Charles Eames submitted several designs to the Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition at MoMA. These fluid, sculptural shapes influenced the future work of both men; for Saarinen, most notably in his Womb, Tulip and Executive chairs. When looking at the dome-shaped glass wall of the Kresge Auditorium (designed by Saarinen) at MIT, it’s not a big leap to see the same shape in the back of his Executive Chair. Manufactured by Knoll® according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Made in U.S.A.
H 31–36.5" W 26.75" D 24.25" Seat H 16.5–21.75"
Molded reinforced polyurethane shell; contoured plywood seat; 2" double-wheel plastic casters; Knoll Textiles Classic Bouclé upholstery, 57% nylon, 43% wool
All foam is good