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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Eero Saarinen Art and Design

Eero Saarinen - 1910 to 1961.  Finnish-born American architect who was one of the leaders in a trend toward exploration and experiment in American architectural design during the 1950s. Some of the most potent symbolic expressions of American identity such as St. Louis Gateway Arch (1948-64), General Motors Technical Center (1948-56), Detroit and TWA Terminal (1956-62) at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport.

Eero Saarinen photo at Art Directory

St. Louis Gateway Arch Wikipedia

Eero Saarinen designer for Knoll
The Womb chair and ottoman (1948), the Womb settee (1950), side and arm chairs (1948–1950), Grasshopper" lounge chair and ottoman (1946), and his most famous Tulip or Pedestal group (1956),
Saarinen Womb Chair 1948, Bonluxat
Saarinen Grasshopper Chair 1946, 1stdibs
Saarinen Dining, Side and Coffee Table 1956, Knollstudio

1 comment:

  1. LOVE this post! I didn't know that is who designed the St. Louis arch! I love all of the furniture-especially the "Womb Chair"


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