Saturday, August 13, 2011

(Pair) Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchair


Overall, the condition of these chairs is good. The chrome remains shiny for their age, however, they could use a decent polish. Additionally, the fabric looks to be in good condition with no major tears or stains to report. Lastly, there is a label on one of the chairs and the foam is in good shape. Please note that these are listed locally on craigslist and this auction may end at anytime. Buyer to pay actual shipping so please inquire before bidding whether or not I am willing to ship these chairs to your locale. Peace be with you

Saarinen Executive Armchair with Metal Legs

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 the MoMA. These fluid, sculptural shapes influenced the future work of both men; for Saarinen, most notably in his Womb, Tulip and Executive chairs. The Executive was originally made of fiberglass but was later updated in polyurethane. The molded shell flexes slightly with the sitter and the contoured plywood seat supported by metal or wood legs. Unlike Saarinen's furniture, which was consistently sculptural in form, these fluid lines didn't appear in his architecture until the 1950s.

Saarinen Group

Saarinen group

Saarinen Front

Saarinen Front

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