Saarinen Executive Conference chair, with and without arms (new)
Designer: Eero Saarinen
Director: Stanley Kubrick
If you’re a writer, if you enjoy film and you work from home, then we cannot think of a better chair to own than the Saarinen Executive Armchair. Why?… Because the very same chair appears in “HOME” (the home of the writer Mr Alexandra) in the Kubrick classic A Clockwork Orange. You’ll remember it from the scene where the writer sits tapping at his typewriter as Alex arrives at his front door, and also later from the scene where Alex and his droogs reap havoc around this desk and very chair.
The design journey of Eero Saarinen’s Executive Armchair in 1950 began more than a decade earlier, when he and Charles Eames submitted several designs to the Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition at MoMA. The pair, who’d been friends and collaborators since meeting at Cranbrook Academy of Art, won first prize. These fluid, sculptural shapes influenced the future work of both men – for Saarinen, most notably in his Womb, Tulip and Executive Chairs.
The molded shell flexes slightly with the sitter, and the contoured plywood seat is 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. When looking at the dome-shaped glass wall of the Kresge Auditorium at MIT, it’s not a big leap to see the same shape in the back of his Executive Chair.
Manufactured by Knoll according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Backed by a five-year manufacturer’s warranty. Made in U.S.A.
Follow the link below to buy in USA and we can also source then for you in the UK – email us.
Find vintage versions of the Saarinen chair here >
Approx £1,350.00 / $1768