Saarinen Executive conference chair, with and without arms (vintage)

As seen in:

Designer: Eero Saarinen

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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 moulded 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 [email protected] for details. Prices from around £600 each chair.

Or you can also often find vintage Saarinen chairs on Etsy using the links below.

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