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″