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Saarinen Executive Chair Metal - Boucle
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Saarinen Executive Side Chair with Metal Legs in Fabric

Designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll®
The design of Eero Saarinen's Executive Side Chair (1946) began more than a decade earlier, when he and Charles Eames submitted several designs to the Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition at the MoMA. The pair, who'd been friends and collaborators since meeting at Cranbrook Academy of Art, won first prize. These fluid, sculptural shapes influenced the future work of both men; for Saarinen, most notably in his Womb, Tulip and Executive chairs. The Executive was originally made of fiberglass but was later updated in polyurethane to take advantage of the technical advances in plastics. The feel of this classic seat, however, remains unchanged. The molded shell flexes slightly with the sitter and the contoured plywood seat supported by metal or wood legs. Unlike Saarinen's furniture, which was consistently sculptural in form, these fluid lines didn't appear in his architecture until the 1950s. When looking at the dome-shaped glass wall of the Kresge Auditorium at MIT, it's not a big leap to see the same shape in the back of his Executive Chair. This chair is Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified; for its use of low-emitting products. Manufactured by Knoll® according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Made in U.S.A.
Saarinen Executive Chair Metal - Boucle #11432
swatch color Aegean swatch color Black.Iris swatch color Chartreuse swatch color Crimson swatch color Flax swatch color Neutral swatch color Onyx swatch color Pearl
swatch color Pumpernickel swatch color Smoke
Saarinen Executive Chair Metal - Rivington #13115
swatch color Ash.Grey swatch color Aubergine swatch color Bittersweet swatch color Paprika swatch color Parchment swatch color Scarlet swatch color Spruce swatch color Sunflower
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