(1) Original Knoll Eero Saarinen Swivel Tulip Armchair
Saarinen began his career as a student at Yale University and after travels and studies in Europe returned to the U.S. and taught for a brief period at Cranbrook. Cranbrook was founded by publisher George C. Booth and Eliel Saarinen in 1927 and Saarinen became Director in 1932. Two of its graduates were Charles Eames and Florence Schust Knoll. Saarinen and Eames collaborated on various projects, culminating in a range of furniture that won first prize at an exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1940 entitled, “Organic Design in Home Furnishings.” After 1946, however Eames went to work for Herman Miller; Saarinen became associated with Knoll Associates. A number of Saarinen`s chairs for Knoll were to become landmarks in the history of 20th century design.
Date of Design: 1956
Model Number: 150A
Made in France
Materials: Base is cast aluminum, lacquer paint finish. The shell is molded fiber glass reinforced plastic.
Original Knoll upholstered detachable cushions.
Saarinen`s pedestal furniture was designed between 1955 and 1957 as a part of his “one piece, one material” furniture philosophy. He attempted also to minimize the clutter of feet that most furniture creates. Saarinen`s original intention to become a sculptor is evident in his use of non-rectilinear forms and constant striving for innovative solutions to age old questions.
This ad is for (1) Chair with cushions, 8 available
Seat Height 18″
Arm Height 25.25″