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Eero Saarinen for Knoll International Set of Six Dining Chairs

$6,450.00

Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, set of six dining chairs, model '72', chrome-plated steel, fiberglass, fabric, United States, design 1948, produced 1970s

Dining chairs model '72' designed by Eero Saarinen. The chairs feature a fluid, sculptural form. This timeless and versatile design continues to fit seamlessly into office or private environment.

Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) was a Finnish-American architect who helped to shape the American postwar architecture of progression and optimism. Saarinen designed several airports and worked for large corporate clients such as IBM and General Motors. This meant that the identity of Saarinen's architecture went hand in hand with the identity of these companies. His design was also used in many companies and homes and thus helped to shape the aesthetic landscape of the United States in the 1950s and 1960s. Knoll International was founded in New York by the 26 year old German Hans Knoll (1914-1955) in 1938. Hans' father, Walter Knoll was a true modernist and furniture manufacturer who had a reputation for quality. When Hans Knoll died at a young age his wife Florence Knoll took over and under her influence the company flourished and created its best designs. She designed and led the company where she cooperated with talented designers such as Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Richard Schultz and Harry Bertoia.

Please note that we advise reupholstery before use. This item might contain some threadbare upholstery with loose seams and small stains. Reupholstery can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsmen and -women in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Eero Saarinen (Designer) Knoll (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1970s
  • dimensions Height 31.7 in. Width 21.66 in. Depth 19.3 in. Seat Height 18.31 in.
  • dimensions Height 80.5 cm Width 55 cm Depth 49 cm Seat Height 46.5 cm
  • material Chrome Fabric Fiberglass Steel
  • origin United States
  • period 1940-1949
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 45013936