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Saarinen Executive Leather Armchair - Wood Legs

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Top Grain

Top Grain-Black

Top Grain-White

Top Grain-Cream

Top Grain-Dark Brown

Top Grain-Tan

Top Grain-Red

Aniline Leather

Aniline Leather-Sand

Aniline Leather-Black

Aniline Leather-White

Aniline Leather-Cream

Aniline Leather-Dark Brown

Aniline Leather-Beige

Aniline Leather-Camel

Aniline Leather-Bone

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Vintage Leather

Vintage Leather-Brown

Vintage Leather-Cashew

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Vintage Leather-Granite

Vintage Leather-Wheatgrass

Leg Finish

Natural Ash

Walnut Stain

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Saarinen Executive Leather Armchair - Wood Legs
  • In the 1930s, Eero Saarinen created a range of organically-shaped plywood chairs. These went on to win the MoMA-sponsored 1940 Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition. This work inspired Saarinen to design a chair that would provide exceptional comfort from its shell alone, and not just from the furnishing. His luxurious and sculptural Executive Side Chair and the matching Executive Armchair were the results. The design won the 1969 Museum of Modern Art Award and the West Germany Federal Award for Industrial Design.

    Material & Feature:
    • Seat: Molded fiberglass shell
    • High elasticity dacron-wrapped foam with genuine down feather layer
    • Premium Fabric, Top Grain / Aniline Leather upholstery (C.O.M available)
    • Solid wood legs with Natural Ash, Walnut, Black Stain finish
    • All materials are Flame resistant & non-toxic (Baby Friendly)
    • Customization available - Request with Customer Service
    Dimensions:
    • Width: 26" x Depth: 24.75" x Height: 31.5"
    • Seat Width: 18.9" x Depth: 18.1" x Height: 19"
    • Armrest Height: 25.2"

    * All measurements are approximations.
  • The purpose of architecture is to shelter and enhance man's life on earth and to fulfill his belief in the nobility of his existence," said Eero Saarinen in 1959. Saarinen's architectural legacy communicates this sentiment of giddy potential and unfettered optimism in post-war America. Iconic projects like the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Washington D.C.'s Dulles International Airport Terminal and the Kresge Auditorium on MIT"s campus express his groundbreaking brand of midcentury modernism.

    Born in Finland to famed architect Eliel Saarinen and textile designer Loja Saarinen, Eero immigrated with his family to the United States in 1923. Settling in Michigan, Eliel co-founded the Cranbrook Academy of Art and designed most of the buildings for the campus, now a National Historic Landmark, while the young Eero worked alongside his father as a student apprentice.

    In 1934, Saarinen graduated from the School of Architecture at Yale University. As his career flourished, he was criticized for changing his style depending on his client's needs and desires. The architect, however, saw his clients as"co-creators" and was dedicated to pushing the established boundaries of modernism, what he called the"measly ABC." Clients understood this creative potential. After his father's death in 1950, Saarinen became principal partner of Saarinen & Associates, and the business thrived" landing him on the cover of Time magazine in 1956. Poised at the center of America"s post-war expansion, Saarinen created a visual vocabulary for both corporate and college campuses, including headquarters for John Deere, IBM and CBS, and buildings for Vassar College, MIT and his alma mater, Yale.

    Saarinen's illustrious career was cut short with his untimely death in 1961, at age 51, while having surgery for a brain tumor. (Coincidentally, his wife Aline would die from the same affliction, a decade later.) His partners at Saarinen & Associates, Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo, completed his 10 remaining projects. In 2002, Roche donated Saarinen's papers and drawings to the Yale University Library, which created a renewed interest in Saarinen's life and work, including the establishment of Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future, an exhibition and archival project dedicated to preserving the midcentury master's legacy.

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