Saarinen Executive armchair (vintage)

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Director: Stanley Kubrick

The design of Eero Saarinen’s Executive Armchair of 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. 

This chair made an appearance in the writer’s “Home” in A Clockwork Orange.

We work with several dealers who often have vintage versions of these and other Saarinen chairs so please email hello@filmandfurniture.co.uk for details.

Or you can also often find vintage Saarinen chairs on Etsy.