Eero Saarinen for Knoll Pair of Armchairs in Lapis Lazuli Velvet Upholstery

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Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, pair of armchairs, in metal and velvet fabric by Pierre Frey, United States, 1970s.

Pair of iconic armchairs designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International. A fluid, sculptural form. This organic shaped chair has a timeless and versatile design that continues to fit seamlessly into work, conference, lounge and dining applications of any decor. Upholstered in beautiful Pierre Frey lapis lazuli velvet fabric.

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.

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.

This piece has been completely restored and reupholstered, thanks to our in-house atelier. Please keep in mind a reupholstered piece has a longer lead time.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Eero Saarinen (Designer) Knoll (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1970s
  • dimensions Height 32.29 in. Width 26.58 in. Depth 24.22 in.
  • dimensions Height 82 cm Width 67.5 cm Depth 61.5 cm
  • material Metal Velvet
  • origin United States
  • period 1970-1979
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Barcode 50111526