Eero Saarinen

Finnish, 1910 - 1961
Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) was a Finnish-American architect and designer known for his innovative and modernist approach to architecture and furniture design. He was born in Finland and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1923.
Saarinen studied architecture at Yale University and later worked with his father, the architect Eliel Saarinen, before establishing his own practice in Michigan in the late 1930s. His early works, such as the Crow Island School in Illinois and the General Motors Technical Center in Michigan, were characterized by their streamlined, modernist aesthetic and their use of new materials and construction techniques.
In the 1940s and 1950s, Saarinen gained international recognition for his furniture designs, which were produced by the furniture manufacturer Knoll. His most famous designs include the Tulip Chair and Table, which feature a single stem-like base and a round top, as well as the Womb Chair, which has a curved, organic shape.
Saarinen continued to work on architectural projects throughout his career, designing buildings such as the TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. His buildings are characterized by their sculptural forms, bold use of materials, and attention to detail.
Today, Saarinen's designs are highly sought after by collectors and continue to be produced and sold by leading design companies. His work is celebrated for its timeless elegance, its innovative use of materials, and its influence on modern design.
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