The History Line of Saarinen Chair You Need to Know

There are countless of chair styles we can see. These designed chairs surely cannot stand by it without the designer. Saarinen chair is one of these chairs that is made together with other chairs that exists right now. Saarinen chair is made in 1940 by Charles Earnes. The name of the chair is taken from the designer itself that is Eero Saarinen.

The Founder of Saarinen Chair

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Eero Saarinen is a Finnish who was born in August 20, 1910. He is a son of Eliel Saarinen. The Saarinen family moved to US in 1923. At Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Saarinen took sculpture studies, and then he took architecture studies at Yale, New Haven. After his father’s death, Saarinen took Saarinen and associates. At this time, Saarinen started to create furniture with Charles Earnes and then joined for “Organic design in Home Furnishings” competition. Saarinen also worked with knoll for his saarinen furniture.

Saarinen Chair and Knoll Inc.

Knoll is a company that produces furniture such as tables, desks, chairs, etc. this company is founded by Hans Knoll, known as Saarinen family’s friend. Saarinen works with Knoll after he got the first prize of “Organized Design in Home Furnishings” competition. He made some Saarinen chairs in Knoll such as Grasshopper chair and ottoman, Womb chair and ottoman, side and arms chairs, and tulip chair. Tulip chair became famous in that time.

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It is said on the Knoll website that tulip sets are the representation of solved problem in ugly and confusing world. The tulip chair is made from plastic and stand by one leg. The tulip brand itself includes chair, coffee tables, side tables, dining, and stool. Until now, saarinen chair can be found on Knolls website in some colors.

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