Eero Saarinen

Designer Eero Saarinen

“Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.” - Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen, born in Kirkkonummi, Finland, was the son of the architect Eliel Saarinen and textile designer Loja Saarinen. He studied sculpture in 1929 and 1930 at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris before studying architecture at Yale University until 1934. From 1936 he worked in his father’s architectural practice and also taught at Cranbrook Academy, where he met Charles Eames

Together they experimented on new furniture forms and produced the first designs for furniture made from moulded plywood. Saarinen designed many of the most recognisable Knoll pieces, including the Tulip chairs and tables and the Womb chair. Among his outstanding architectural projects are the Dulles International Airport in Washington, The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the TWA Terminal at Kennedy International Airport and the CBS headquarters in New York.

Tulip Side Chair /  50% off at £870 each image

Tulip Side Chair / 50% off at £870 each

Designer Eero Saarinen
Manufacturer Knoll
Were £1740 inc.vat
Now £870 each

£1,000,000.00

Tulip Side Chair / 50% off at £870 each
Eero Saarinen for Knoll

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Tulip Side Chair

Designer Eero Saarinen
Manufacturer Knoll

The Tulip Side Chair by Eero Saarinen is a modern classic with its recognisable sculptural seat and base. 

£1,150.00

Tulip Side Chair
Eero Saarinen for Knoll
Was £1,380 Now £1,173

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Saarinen Round Dining Table

Designer Eero Saarinen
Manufacturer Knoll

Drawing on the designer's early training as a sculptor, the Saarinen table is defined by its sculptural forms

£3,310.00

Saarinen Round Dining Table
Eero Saarinen for Knoll
Was £3,972 Now £3,376

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Saarinen Oval Dining Table

Designer Eero Saarinen
Manufacturer Knoll

Drawing on the designer's early training as a sculptor, the Saarinen table is defined by its sculptural forms

£5,910.00

Saarinen Oval Dining Table
Eero Saarinen for Knoll
Was £7,092 Now £6,028

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Saarinen Side Table

Designer Eero Saarinen
Manufacturer Knoll

Seeking to eliminate the 'slum of legs' in 1957, Eero Saarinen created the Saarinen table collection, as popular now as it was at the time of its design

£610.00

Saarinen Side Table
Eero Saarinen for Knoll
Was £732 Now £622

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Saarinen Conference Chair

Designer Eero Saarinen
Manufacturer Knoll

A firm feature in almost all Florence Knoll interiors, the Saarinen Conference Chair transformed ideals of executive seating following its design in 1950

£1,070.00

Saarinen Conference Chair
Eero Saarinen for Knoll
Was £1,284 Now £1,091

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Womb Chair

Designer Eero Saarinen
Manufacturer Knoll

With a name that reflects its comforting sense of security, the Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen is one of the most recognisable pieces of the modern furniture movement

£5,800.00

Womb Chair
Eero Saarinen for Knoll
Was £6,960 Now £5,916

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