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Eero Saarinen

(Finland, 1910-1961)
Eero Saarinen
(Finland, 1910-1961)

Eero Saarinen, dining table, "Tulip", Knoll International, second half of the 20th century.

Laminate top. Lacquered central base. Labelled "Knoll Studio Eero Saarinen 1956" and marked in the casting. Diameter 107 cm, height 73 cm.

Minor wear. A few insignificant marks.

Designer

Eero Saarinen was a Finnish architect and designer born in Kyrkslätt in Finland. Saarinen, considered one of the most prominent modernist architects, made a career in Europe and the USA. He studied sculpture at Le Grande Chaumiere in Paris and architecture at Yale University. In 1963, Saarinen designed President Jefferson's memorial in St. Louis, called the "Gateway arch". Furthermore, he designed furniture in plywood and plastic, including "Tulip", "Plywood Chair" and "Womb Chair" for Knoll Associates. Saarinen drew inspiration from nature and its sculptural and organic shapes.


His father was Eliel Saarinen, an architect, designer, and lecturer.

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