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Eero Saarinen

Yasuo Kuniyoshi to Lloyd Goodrich, ca. from the Lloyd Goodrich papers, bulk

Eero Saarinen put everyday life on a pedestal.  Here he is with Florence Knoll and his iconic Tulip Chair.

Eero Saarinen put everyday life on a pedestal. Here he is with Florence Knoll and his iconic Tulip Chair.

Eero Aarnio was well known for his use of plastic industrial materials changed into modern and unique furniture. The plastic let Aarnio be as free as he liked when making different sizes and colours in his designs. He started his interior/industrial design company in 1962 and now many pieces are featured in museums all over the world like London and New York. Aarnio is now 82, he has retired from furniture making and is now appreciating his accomplishments, yet he can never truly stop…

Eero Aarnio was well known for his use of plastic industrial materials changed into modern and unique furniture. The plastic let Aarnio be as free as he liked when making different sizes and colours in his designs. He started his interior/industrial design company in 1962 and now many pieces are featured in museums all over the world like London and New York. Aarnio is now 82, he has retired from furniture making and is now appreciating his accomplishments, yet he can never truly stop…

Eero Saarinen and his wife Aline, lounging on Womp Chair, designed in 1948

Eero Saarinen and his wife Aline, lounging on Womp Chair, designed in 1948

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Eero Saarinen was a Finnish American architect and industrial designer of the century .His famous for shaping his neofuturistic style and his furniture design style were simple, sweeping, arching structural curves or machine-like rationalism.

Saarinen relaxing in his Grasshopper Chair, Model No 61U; the first piece he designed for Knoll.

Saarinen relaxing in his Grasshopper Chair, Model No the first piece he designed for Knoll.

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