Designed by Eero Saarinen - Knoll

The son of architect and Cranbrook Academy of Art director Eliel Saarinen and his wife, textile artist Loja, Eero Saarinen studied fine arts in Paris and architecture at Yale before working on furniture design with Norman Bel Geddes and practicing architecture with his father in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He collaborated on several projects, including a plywood leg splint for the U.S. Army, with his friend, Cranbrook alumnus Charles Eames. He opened his own practice in Ann Arbor in 1950. Among the many buildings for which he is known are Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C., The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri and the TWA Terminal at Kennedy International Airport in New York. He was the recipient of numerous awards and the subject of many exhibitions.


In his groundbreaking collection of 1946, Eero Saarinen transformed executive seating into a fluid, sculptural form. With its clean profile and open back, the Saarinen Executive chair offers sleek yet comfortable design for work, conference, lounge and dining applications. The supple cushion and low back follow the contours of the body, providing ample comfort to the sitter while creating the sculptural silhouette that distinguishes Saarinen design.


Arm Chair with Tubular Legs: 27″W x 25.5″D x 31.5″H, Seat Height: 18″
Armless Chair with Tubular Legs: 22.5″W x 20.5″D x 32″H, Seat Height: 18″
Arm Chair with Wood Legs: 27″W x 24.5″D x 31.5″H, Seat Height: 19″
Armless Chair with Wood Legs: 22.5″W x 20.5″D x 31.5″H, Seat Height: 19″

Materials & Options

  • Tubular legs finish: Polished chrome or black
  • Wooden legs finishes: Ebonized walnut, light oak, light walnut, pearwood or reff dark cherry
  • Available in a wide range of Knoll Textiles and Spinneybeck Leathers

Contact Us

Contact Hollace Cluny for more information at 416 968 7894 or send us an inquiry.
  • 245 Davenport Rd.
    First Floor
    Toronto, ON
    M5R 1K1
  • Showroom is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Saturdays by appointment only. Sundays closed.

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