Eero Saarinen Set of Eight Customized Dining Chairs

$1,250.00 USD

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Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, set of eight chairs model 72, metal and turquoise velvet fabric, by United States, design 1948, later production.

Eight organic shaped chairs designed by Eero Saarinen. This iconic model is will be reupholstered and the set shown on the images is a wonderful example of the result in a soft sea-green velvet fabric. A fluid, sculptural form. This timeless and versatile design continues to fit seamlessly into work, conference, lounge and dining applications of any decor. The set will be completely checked and reupholstered following your preferences. Including replacement of all padding, so to be compared with a new chair.

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 price is per chair.

Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Eero Saarinen (Designer), Knoll (Manufacturer)
  • dimensions H 32.68 in. x W 20.87 in. x D 23.23 in.
  • manufacturingdate 1970s
  • material Metal, Velvet
  • origin United States
  • period 1940-1949
  • seatheight 18.12 in. (46 cm)
  • style Mid-Century Modern
  • wear Wear consistent with age and use.