Saarinen Executive Armchair

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Product: Saarinen Executive Armchair
Designer: Eero Saarinen
brand: Knoll

The design of Eero Saarinen’s Executive Armchair (1950) 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. 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 The Executive was originally made of fiberglass but was later updated in polyurethane. 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. 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.

  • Materials : Molded reinforced polyurethane shell; contoured plywood seat; steel leg base; seamless tubular steel legs with polished chrome finish.
  • Bouclé: Knoll Classic Bouclé upholstery, 52% wool, 48% nylon.
  • Rivington: Knoll Textiles Rivington, 38% wool, 28% cotton, 28% acrylic, 6% polyes



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