Recognizing the importance of user comfort, Saarinen became the first to construct a chair shell from fiberglass, a pliable material that flexes in response to body weight.
Featured in nearly all Florence Knoll-designed interiors, the iconic chair, often referred to as “that chair with the hole in the back,” has been a staple of the Knoll portfolio for more than 60 years.
The Saarinen Executive Armchair remains one of his most popular designs, with a Federal Award for Industrial Design in 1969 to boast.
Saarinen regarded architecture as a discipline like the fine arts, and in particular, sculptures. He called himself a "form giver" and everything he designed, including the Executive Chair, has a strong sculptural quality.
Designed by Eero Saarinen
FINLAND (February 11, 1902 - March 24, 1971) “The purpose of architecture is to shelter and enhance man’s life on earth and to fulfill his belief in the nobility of his existence,” said Eero Saarinen in 1959. Saarinen’s architectural legacy communicates this sentiment of giddy potential and unfettered optimism in post-war America. As his career flourished, he was criticized for changing his style depending on his client’s needs and desires. The architect, however, saw his clients as “co-creators” and was dedicated to pushing the established boundaries of modernism, what he called the ”measly ABC.”
Size: Chair: H80.6 x W55.8 x D52 cm
Weight: 10 kg
Order Period: 2 months
Delivery price: Free delivery & installation within Klang Valley