Eero Saarinen for Knoll International Pair of Dining Chairs
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Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, pair of armchairs, in metal and velvet, United States, 1970s.
Pair of iconic armchair designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International. A fluid, sculptural form. This organic shaped chair has a timeless and versatile design that continues to fit seamlessly into work, conference, lounge and dining applications of any decor.
Knoll International was founded in New York by the 26 year old German Hans Knoll (1914-1955) in 1938. Hans' father, Walter Knoll, was a true modernist and furniture manufacturer who had a reputation for quality. When Hans Knoll died at a young age his wife Florence Knoll took over and under her influence the company flourished and created its best designs. She designed and led the company where she cooperated with talented designers such as Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Richard Schultz and Harry Bertoia.
Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) was a Finnish-American architect who helped to shape the American postwar architecture of progression and optimism. Saarinen designed several airports and worked for large corporate clients such as IBM and General Motors. This meant that the identity of Saarinen's architecture went hand in hand with the identity of these companies. His design was also used in many companies and homes and thus helped to shape the aesthetic landscape of the United States in the 1950s and 1960s.
This piece has been completely restored and reupholstered, thanks to our in-house atelier. Ask one of our advisors for the almost endless possibilities we have to offer. Please keep in mind a reupholstered piece has a longer lead time.
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